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An artist’s rendering shows what the Minnesota Falls site may look like after the dam is removed. It is believed that a small falls and a cascade of rapids running upstream of the present dam about 500 to 600 feet will re-emerge.

Minnesota Falls dam may be demolished before the start of the new year


MINNESOTA FALLS — One of the state’s largest dam removal projects in recent years is about to unfold: The Minnesota Falls dam could come tumbling down before the start of the new year.

Rachel Construction of St. Michael, Minn., hopes to start work on the project this coming week, pending final approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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