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Letter: Prior Lake – not what it used to be

I moved to Prior Lake 11 years ago because it was a nice, quiet place with good schools. The longer drive to work didn’t bother me because I was trying to get away from the bigger cities that were congested and overly populated.

When I moved here, I was able to enjoy my quiet retreat for a few years. However, in the past three or four years, the traffic volume, traffic noise, overbuilt areas, clear cutting for more expansion, increased crime and the constant congestion (with minimal services) is the exact opposite of why I moved my family here. The road noise from county roads 42 and 21 is so loud that from my backyard fire pit, it sounds like I live next to a major interstate, and I’m over a block away from the road with homes behind me. Please read more at,