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Minor change in Kandiyohi County, Minn., zoning ordinance eases variance standard


WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Planning Commission did a little bit of housekeeping this week when it voted unanimously to recommend approval of a seemingly minor change in wording to the zoning ordinance to put it in compliance with a revised state law.

But changing the former word "hardship" to the new words "practical difficulty" could make a difference in the standards boards use in granting variances for location and size of residential or commercial structures.

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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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