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Detroit Lakes curtails granting of variances

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Thanks to a lawsuit and court decision, it just got a lot more difficult to get a variance in Detroit Lakes.

In the case Krummenacher vs. City of Minnetonka, the neighbor of someone who was granted a variance challenged that variance, won, and changed the way of granting variances for every city throughout the state.


"The Supreme Court ruled that the city used the wrong standard for determining hardship," Community Development Director Larry Remmen said. "

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