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Helga Township passes commercial zoning ordinance to regulate land use along new Highway 71 corridor

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The Helga Township board voted Tuesday to approve a new Land Use Ordinance, ending a two-year moratorium on commercial development along the busy U.S. Highway 71 corridor south of Bemidji.

The vote was unanimous after supervisor Mike Sherwood proposed amending the most contentious part of the zoning ordinance that splits the corridor into two separate commercial districts with different lot requirements.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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