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County changes zoning to attract 'green' development

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Let them build it (in an environmentally-friendly way) and they will come.

That's the hope of Becker County commissioners, who have loosened restrictions on housing developers to encourage them to embrace conservation-based design for new developments on lakes and wetlands.


The county board and the planning commission have worked together to amend the county zoning ordinance toward that end.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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