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Milt and Jamie Lee built their sustainable home in Cass Lake using earth bags, straw bales and a clay mixture. Their goal was to use no concrete in the home. Kayla Prasek | Bemidji Pioneer

Sustainable homes tour to be held

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CASS LAKE - To build their now 3-year-old home, Milt and Jamie Lee went back to the earth.

The Lees' straw bale home will be one of seven homes featured in the 2012 Bemidji Sustainable Homes Tour. The tour, sponsored by the Bemidji Sustainability Committee, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

"Our goal was to build our home with no concrete," Jamie Lee said.

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