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Montevideo, Minn., City Council moves to remove dam on the Chippewa River


MONTEVIDEO -- A low-head dam on the Chippewa River in Montevideo could be removed as early as next year.

Council members at their meeting Monday approved a dam safety agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It will serve to make $150,000 in state funds available for the dam's removal.

The city has already obtained a commitment of $150,000 in funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the project.

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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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