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Tom Hintgen/FOCUS A family member at a lake home on the west side of Paul Lake displays a sprinkler system, now in lake water, that formerly sprinkled a front lawn. She points to where the beach used to be, prior to the onset of rising water in recent years.

Local lakes still struggling with high water

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Property owners on Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes are still in talks with the county on a plan to relieve their high water issues.


 The three lakes, located west of Perham, are landlocked and have experienced rising water levels over the past decade, creating severe problems for property owners.

 Lake property owners who responded to a survey from the Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul Lakes Improvement District estimated total damages thus far at close to $6.3 million.

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