REDESIGN Losing our lakes

  • Officials in Minnesota's vacationland can't say 'no' to those who want to break the rules. Since 2005, land-use boards in Cass and Crow Wing counties allowed hundreds of home builders to break rules aimed at preserving the state's most valuable natural resource, according to a Star Tribune review of thousands of pages of building records.

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  • Article By: STAR TRIBUNE STAFF Publish / Update March 15, 2011 11:22 AM

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  • Can’t say ‘no’

    Article By: RAYMOND GRUMNEY , Publish / Update March 15, 2011 1:14 PM

    Land-use boards in Cass and Crow Wing counties routinely allow home builders to break rules aimed at protecting the lakes from pollution and overdevelopment.

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