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Published May 14, 2013, 08:57 AM

Harmon Lake homeowners opposed development

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — At least 50 homeowners have signed an informal petition opposing industrial development near Harmon Lake north of Mandan.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — At least 50 homeowners have signed an informal petition opposing industrial development near Harmon Lake north of Mandan.

Morton County's Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended the county approve the rezoning of a 102-acre area, and the matter is now in the hands of the County Commission. The Bismarck Tribune reports that XL Homes has not said what type of projects would be developed.

Homeowner Dan Little says area property owners are worried about possible environmental damage at the manmade lake — a $7 million project that was completed about 5 ½ years ago. The lake filled in 2009.

County Planning Commissioner Andy Zachmeier says the property in question is not in sight of the Harmon Lake Recreation Area but is within the lake's watershed.

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