Minnesota lakeshore lawsuit sends message
As more homes creep closer to Minnesota's environmentally sensitive lakeshore, the state Department of Natural Resources is pushing back by suing a western Minnesota township that allowed a property owner to build a house 14 feet from Lake Ida. The rare move could signal a new statewide emphasis on controlling building on waterfront land.
"This is a shot across the bow on the part of DNR," said Brad Karkkainen, an environmental law expert at the University of Minnesota.
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