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In a split vote, the Becker County Commissioners voted Tuesday to keep the Dunton Locks tram between Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie closed indefinitely.

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Last week, county staff closed the tram after the DNR confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Melissa, which is at the bottom of the lake chain that starts with Detroit Lake.

Tuesday morning at the county commission meeting though, lake residents filled the room to speak both for and against opening the tram back up.

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