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Cass County home buyout tour

Sorting home buyouts isn't easy

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Cass County unsure how to rank low-lying properties

The owners of 140 flood-prone Cass County homes outside Fargo are willing to sell to the county, but officials haven't decided which houses to put first in line.

Setting those priorities will not be easy, County Commissioner Ken Pawluk realized on a tour of buyout areas taken Tuesday by the county's Flood Buyout Program Committee.

"I thought it would be more obvious," Pawluk said. "Every place we've been is bad."

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