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Change is inevitable – sprawl is not

As a kid, and occasional visitor, I remember Prior Lake as a neat little town with a railroad station and a downtown with everything from a cafe to a movie theater. Highway 13 came to town on Main Avenue and departed on Pleasant Street. That was 1956.
Returning eight years ago, I wasn’t pleased to see what development has done to the town and the lake. Change is inevitable, and it would be foolish to expect otherwise, but change and sprawl don’t have to be synonymous. Like communities in Oregon and Washington, and elsewhere, I often wish Prior Lake would put up a “go away” sign rather than a welcome mat that encourages development. Please read more from the Prior Lake American