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Traffic moves through the construction area along U.S. Highway 12 west of Waubay at the west end of Rush Lake in this aerial photo taken in 1998. Because of heavy snows and rains in the past decade, many sloughs have turned into lakes and many lakes have grown immensely, especially in the Glacial Lakes region, leading to a debate over fishing rights on flooded lands. (AP Photo)

Fight brews over fishing on flooded land

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By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — Neither side is ready to give yet on how much public access should be allowed on waters atop flooded private lands in South Dakota, members of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission were told Friday.

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