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The wedding's off in Afton's rural residential district


Even though allowing commercial wedding venues, wineries and other "agritourism" businesses is something Afton is looking to allow, the city's Planning Commission decided earlier this month that the rural residential district is not the best place for it.

During its Aug. 5 meeting, Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of an ordinance amendment, presented by Afton residents Clare and Tom Hoelderle, allowing commercial wedding venues in the rural residential district.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.