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Plan calls for 20-acre lots, road setbacks in state forests

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In a move to protect land in state forests, Becker County may require new residential developments there to have 20-acre minimum lot sizes and long setbacks from public roads.

Existing lots would not be subject to the new regulations, which are designed for new developments.

The proposed Conservation Overlay District would also require that structures be screened by trees from public roads -- and they would prohibit new or expanded feedlots.

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