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Published March 08, 2010, 10:02 PM

Devils Lake City Offers Plans Lakewood Embankment

Devils Lake city officials presented two plans to residents of the Lakewood area for an embankment that will be built to protect the area from the rising Devils Lake.

Devils Lake city officials presented two plans to residents of the Lakewood area for an embankment that will be built to protect the area from the rising Devils Lake.

But it will force some out of their homes.

One option is to build it farther inland so it would protect people on both the wet and dry side.

The other is to build the embankment closer to the lake... leaving very little protected on the wet side.

Officials are leaning toward the second option.

Still, it will require them to buy out three or more homes, and it will mean less green space.

Residents are concerned and officials are trying to take everyone's concerns into account.

Ramsey county commissioner Joe Belford says something needs to be done or the entire area can go under water.

With either option...construction will start in 20-11.

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