Sauk Rapids retail plan hits hurdle

Sauk Rapids retail plan hits hurdle

There are 3 comments on the St. Cloud Times story from May 21, 2008, titled Sauk Rapids retail plan hits hurdle. In it, St. Cloud Times reports that:

A proposed retail development off U.S. Highway 10 might be in jeopardy after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended denying a permit to disturb wetlands on the property.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at St. Cloud Times.

Destiny

Big Lake, MN

#1 May 22, 2008
I am so glad that we will be preserving the wetlands!
Patty Johnson

Sheboygan, WI

#2 Jul 31, 2008
We need to protect our wetlands, but sometimes the protection is rather ridiculous. It seems that if you have enough money the rules do not apply. We all see the many housing developments, etc that end up being built in swamps. You can buy your way out of regulations, but if you are a small individual owning a property, you can not build on it or sell it because of the current wetland rules, unless you want to spend mega bucks. There are a number of lots on Little Rock Lake that are over 200x170 and can't be built on because they have wet spots. What lake area doesn't have wet lands especially when the points were filled in and created in the l960's.
Knowledgeable

United States

#3 Apr 5, 2011
Take a look at that project now. They let the developer go in an remove all the wetlands and the developer stopped working. He is now looking at jail time.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Benton County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Clear Lake pair arrested after Foley thefts (Jun '10) Jun '10 muhahahaha 1
News Foley man accused of abusing black bear cub (Apr '07) Apr '09 cathy diesem 6
News Letter: Everyone can make a difference for our ... (Jul '08) Jul '08 Patty Johnson 4
News Wetlands concerns may stall retail plan (Jul '06) Jul '06 tammyt 2
More from around the web