The Free Press, Mankato, MN


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Diane Radtke, owner of the Laker Bar and Grill in Mountain Lake, poured a glass of ice cubes to show how she has noticed that the bottom of the ice cubes have become cloudy. The water supply in the small Cottonwood County city has become harder as Mountain Lake has not been able to run water through a reverse-osmosis filter because of a decrease in water supply from its existing wells.