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A temporary pump alongside County Road 82 in Garfield pumped water from a holding pond through an underground pipe installed last fall in County Ditch1. The water flowed into Lake Brophy and the nearby chain of lakes, Cowdry, Taylor, Stony and Union. (Contributed photo)

Agreement reached in Garfield pumping dispute

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A year-long dispute about a decision to pump stormwater out of Garfield into a ditch that flows into area lakes has been resolved, at least for now.


The Cowdry, Taylor, Stony and Union (CTSU) Lakes Association, Lake Brophy Association and the Douglas County Board reached an agreement at a court-ordered mediation hearing on July 9.

It allows the city of Garfield to pump stormwater into Ditch 1 and puts in place 11 conditions for doing so.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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