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Dan Wilcox explains the Lock & Dam No. 3 renovation project that will take place next year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will oversee the $70 million project six miles north of downtown Red Wing.

Corps aims to minimize projects impact on recreation


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has a plan to minimize the impact the two-year $70 million renovation of Lock & Dam No. 3 will have on recreational activities.

Corps officials were on hand Wednesday at the Red Wing Public Library to explain the project and answer questions. Sixteen people showed up for the meeting.

Some asked if construction would affect recreational boating activities, specifically fishing tournaments.

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