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Montevideo, Minn., approves removal of dam on Chippewa River

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MONTEVIDEO -- A 54-year-old dam on the Chippewa River will be coming down this summer.

The Montevideo City Council approved plans and specifications at their meeting on Monday to remove the dam in Lagoon Park, according to City Manager Steve Jones.


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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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