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State law says property owners can rebuild aging structures on lakes

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A year-old state law that gives property owners the legal right to replace substandard structures threatens to turn local environmental ordinances on their ear.


Hubbard County commissioners and Environmental Services director Eric Buitenwerf engaged in a spirited discussion Wednesday as to what the ramifications of the law will be on the county's stricter prohibitions on such liberal construction allowances.

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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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