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March 17, 2013

Belle House owner seeks zoning change

Change would allow eight clients, up from six, to live in group home

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NORTH MANKATO —

“My contention is, why should I be punished if a few previous owners decided not to use as a duplex?” he said. “Everybody that’s ever been there agrees that it’s a duplex. It’s also not in contention that I’m currently using it as a duplex.”

Wennes also said he’s losing money by having only six women live in the house

“I was doing that basically in the hopes to try to find a way, a simple way, to get the R2 (higher-density zoning) status just to fill my last two beds. That’s it,” he said.

The City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the North Mankato Municipal Building.

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