MANDAN, N.D. (AP) _ People who have built homes around a new manmade lake in western North Dakota have won a battle against industrial development.
The Morton County Commission on Tuesday night voted 3-2 to reject the rezoning of a 102-acre area near Harmon Lake from agricultural use to light industrial use. Those who voted against the proposal said a light industrial park wasn't a good fit for the area.
Officials with XL Homes haven't said what they planned to develop in the area, and that added to fears among homeowners that their properties or the lake itself might suffer environmental damage. Company official Dan Masseth did say the company was not considering anything that might have led to environmental contamination.
The $7 million Harmon Lake project was completed about 5 1/2 years ago.