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Owner speaks out after Valley City business repeatedly floods due to city’s water runoff

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. (Valley News Live) – One Valley City woman is speaking out after she says her business flooded multiple times in the last few weeks due to city water overflow.

“These plants get huge. Hummingbirds love them, It’s one of my favorites,” said Denise Majerus.

Majerus has owned Riverside Gardens in Valley City for the last 20 years.

”There are close to probably 40,000 to 50,000 plants in here,” she said

The business that she has built from the ground up had been underwater for the last three weekends.

”You can see how high the water was. It was up into this area here,“ said Majerus.”It was high enough to make a pretty big mess.”

She says during the most recent rain and flood events, Valley City closed a nearby culvert forcing much of the city’s water runoff to overflow onto her property.

Majerus says her business lost out on one of the busiest days of the year.

”We could not open our doors because there…

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