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Julie Haseman, an Alexandria lawyer, testifies to a state House committee Monday night, representing five of six townships that voted to disband the Central Lakes Sanitation District near Alexandria. With her, from left, are Michelle Saffel, John Kolb and Rep. Torrey Westrom.

Committee OKs sewer district to fold

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ST. PAUL - A half-dozen years of fighting appears near an end for Douglas County's Central Lakes Region Sanitary District.

A bill that got its start Monday night would disband the district after disputes over its cost and structure. A House subcommittee unanimously approved the measure, with no one speaking against it.

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"We are very happy," said Keith Baldwin, who watched the proceedings with his wife, Kate. "This has been our goal since June of '08."

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