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Damaged Willow River dam topic for open house

An open house is planned for Dec. 6 to discuss options regarding the Willow River dam.

Three options are being considered for the dam, which was severely damaged in a July 2016 storm, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The open house, hosted by the DNR and the city of Willow River, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Willow River School, 8142 Pine St.

The public can view displays about the options during the first hour; a presentation and questions and answers will follow during the second hour.

The dam was built in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration and what then was called the Department of Conservation.

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