Lowball Watch — North Dakota

A dispatch from the North informs us that the town of Devils Lake acquired a parcel of land by settling an eminent domain case for $1.7 million. It originally deposited only $700,000 for the owner but the final settlement was almost two-and-a-half times that amount. http://www.inforum.com/content/devils-lake-pay-17-million-eminent-domain-case-0

Unfortunately this dispatch gives no details as to the issues that at first divided the parties.