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Water quality affects property values

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Residents of Potato Lake, convening for the annual meeting, reviewed a study on the relationship between lakeshore property values and water quality in the Mississippi Headwaters Region.

Bottom line: While properties on "prestige lakes" with lawns down to the shoreline currently bring the highest prices, they are likely to degrade water quality.

"Fine lawns can foul lakes," former Bemidji State University professor Dr. Charles Parson told his audience.

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