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This garage has been the subject of litigation for the past two years, in part because the flag in the picture signifies a high water mark the building is allegedly too close to. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Appeals Court kicks garage case back to HC; it could be decided by similar case

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The case of a $400,000 garage and variance appeal on Deer and Shallow lakes in Hubbard County has been reversed and remanded by the Minnesota Court of Appeals for further action.


David and Karen Hagert got a building permit in 2010 for a garage. When Hubbard County learned they had added living quarters above that garage, it sent the couple a notice of violation. The couple then applied for an after-the-fact variance.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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