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County OKs 99-year lease for animal shelter

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The Becker County Humane Society finally has a piece of land to call its own.

So to speak, anyway.

The county board agreed Tuesday to a 99-year lease agreement to allow the society to build an animal shelter on Highway 59 North, with room to board 25 cats and 25 dogs.

The lease takes effect May 1.

The board took the action despite objections from at least one neighbor, Curt Sittko, who voiced his concerns at the county board meeting Tuesday.

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