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The rising water level in Boyer Lake, east of Lake Park, is getting close to the edges of Highway 10. The stretch of road was raised several years ago because of high water. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Creeping water sparks calls for lake outlets in Minnesota

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Six years ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation raised U.S. Highway 10 by three feet to stay ahead of rising water on Boyer Lake, just east of Lake Park.


Today, Boyer Lake is again threatening the roadway, but this time MnDOT is considering an alternative to bumping up the highway.

The agency has approached the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District about the possibility of installing an outlet for Boyer.

And Boyer isn't alone.

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