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Letter to the editor: Looking for Ditch 25 information?

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Individuals interested in knowing more about the specific concerns raised by Otter Tail County homeowners and other state agencies about the proposal from the Little McDonald Lake Improvement District (LID) to install an outlet to release their lake water into Ditch 25 can review correspondence addressed to the Otter Tail County Commission at:

www.co.ottertail.mn.us/specialprojects/mcdonaldlake/.  

This site includes letters of concern from homeowners and/or lake associations on Otter Tail Lake, Dead Lake, Star Lake, Berger Lake, Big McDonald Lake and McDonald Lake.  This site also contains a detailed letter from the Vogel Law firm outlining concerns with the project, as proposed, along with supporting documentation from two separate environmental engineering firms (SEH Inc. and Emmons & Olivier Resources).   

Finally, the site includes correspondence from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) outlining their concerns and requests for additional information related to this petition and the use of Ditch 25.  

The Ottertail County Board of Commissioners has the responsibility to address and respond to all valid concerns with this proposed project, brought forward by residents and other agencies, before moving forward with any approval of this petition.

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