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Big Lake sewer plan in mediation


August 16, 2019

Kevin Hamre

Faulty residential sewer systems along Big Lake west of Cloquet have been blamed for the low water quality in the lake.

The stalemate over a joint powers agreement between the Big Lake Area Sanitary District and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa required a mediation session this week. Results of that effort, which began Wednesday, were not available when this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press. The mediation was agreed upon by both bodies in an effort to finalize a deal that would allow a release of funding and construction of a new sewage collection system in the Big Lake area in order to improve the lake's water quality.

The project has been in the works for more than 10 years. Studies...

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