DULUTH, Minn. - Work begins this week on a pipeline that will bring water from Lake Superior to the Lutsen Mountains ski area.
The project will replace a controversial pipeline from the Poplar River, a designated trout stream. The resort's co-owner, Charles Skinner, says they've used water from the river to make snow since the 1960s.
The new $5 million pipeline will provide water used in snowmaking at the resort and will send water to the Superior National Golf Course and nearby vacation homes.
Minnesota Public Radio News says the state awarded a $3.6 million grant to pay for most of the pipeline, with the rest coming from local partners.
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