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Published July 09, 2011, 07:31 PM

Otter Tail property owners voted for ditch system

The Lake Improvement district will attempt to use County Ditch 25 to alleviate some of the high waters on Little McDonald.

Property owners voted this morning to approve petitioning in Otter Tail County for access to the ditch system. The cost to connect to the ditch would be about 1-point-5 million dollars. That money would be distributed amongst the 350 property owners. Jeffry Volk, a LID board member, says “timing is everything right now with the lake as full as it is. We need to be in a position if we're successful with the county, to start building our project soon there after.” The soonest a final decision could be made on County Ditch 25 would be August 23rd.