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Mike Pierson of Lake Andrew arranges a group of oak rain barrels distrubuted to residents of Lake Andrew, Games Lake and Norway Lake. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Bourbon barrels from Kentucky find new use as rain barrels in Minnesota


NEW LONDON -- American white oak barrels that stored some of the country's finest bourbon made in Kentucky will now be collecting rain water in northern Kandiyohi County.

On Saturday 100 bourbon whiskey barrels that were modified with a filter at the top and a spigot at the bottom were distributed to lakeshore residents from Norway Lake, Games Lake and Lake Andrew as part of the Shakopee Creek Headwaters project to reduce rainwater runoff and improve lake water quality.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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