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BAXTER CITY COUNCIL: Wellhead protection team assembled


BAXTER — A team has been formed in Baxter to look at the potential for drinking water contamination in the Perch Lake area. 

The team is the outcome of the Baxter Wellhead Protection Plan information meeting presented by Brian Ross of Widseth Smith Nolting and Associates to the Baxter City Council on Tuesday. 

A study showed an area of Perch and Rush lakes to be have higher permeability, making water wells more susceptible to near-surface contamination, Ross said. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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