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Lutsen water draw plan is up for comment

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet prepared for a project to create a public rural water district and the construction of a water pipeline and water appropriation from Lake Superior to provide potable and raw water to residential, commercial, and government customers within the district in Lutsen.

The project has been proposed by the Lutsen Mountain ski area, which wants access to water to make snow.

The EAW was published in the June 11 EQB Monitor. Public comments on the EAW will be accepted during the 30-day public review period, which runs through 4:30 p.m. July 11. Written comments on the EAW must be submitted to: Randall Doneen, EAW project manager, DNR Ecological Resources Division, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025.

Electronic or email comments may be sent to with "Poplar River Water District EAW" in the subject line.