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Published May 05, 2011, 05:18 PM

Union and Sarah Lakes in Northern MN Rising Once Again

Lake levels are up again on Sarah and Union lakes in northern Minnesota. Cabin owners are dealing with some of the highest lake levels in more than ten years.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Lake levels are up again on Sarah and Union lakes in northern Minnesota. Cabin owners are dealing with some of the highest lake levels in more than ten years.

The shoreline is getting closer to several homes on the lake. Property owners are keeping their fingers crossed that the levels don't go much higher.

Campground owner Jack Bailey has lived near Sarah and Union lakes for nearly 80 years. It's just the last 15 years that he has had to deal with high water.

The shoreline for about 15 campers has disappeared. Eight of them have water underneath them.

Some property owners have it worse. One cabin on Lake Sarah is surrounded. It's mostly the garages and shed closer to the lake that are most affected.

Bailey says the lake levels here are about two feet lower than the record levels of 1999.

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