Regarding the Elbow Lake Weir

ELBOW LAKE - There are so many things to love about the people and places around Elbow Lake. But in 1970, when our family bought 160 acres and an old homestead cabin from one of the early residents, what impressed us most was how business was often done with a handshake.

These days, though, that handshake has been replaced with head-shaking and hand-wringing. Common sense and clear communication have given way to obfuscation and inaccuracy, most recently in the “Environmental Assessment of the Removal and Remediation of Elbow Lake Dam.”

For starters, the weir (not dam) is far older than “two d...


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