$400,000 lakeside garage draws controversy

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The owners of a new 2.5-story $400,000 lakeside garage in Hubbard County in north-central Minnesota may soon finally get some resolution in a long-running drama over the structure, the Park Rapids Enterprise reports.

The garage – which now has decks and bedrooms – was supposed to be a 30-by-40 foot garage with no living space, the Hubbard County Board of Adjustment says. The board also objects because a low spot in the yard in effect means the garage could be too close to the lake in a wet year. So the board this week rejected an after-the-fact permit.

The couple’s lawyer now believes the case, and another similar case, ultimately could land with the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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