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Nature’s engineers sometimes furry nuisance for farmers

Beavers building dams causing water to back up and silt to clog ditches and drainage tile in the area

May 5, 2011
By Steve Browne , Marshall Independent

The trade in beaver pelts brought the first settlers to the northern midwestern and northwestern states. Once trapped to near-extinction, beavers have made a strong comeback, which has evoked some mixed feelings.



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