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In this undated photo, a buck crosses Shakopee Creek, which is part of the county's drainage ditch system. The county is conducting a redetermination of benefits on drainage ditches to ensure landowners who benefit from ditches are paying their share to manage and maintain the ditches. Submitted

Blessings are sought prior to vital review of ditch systems proceeds

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WILLMAR -- The county is seeking the blessing of nearly 300 landowners to conduct a redetermination of benefits and assessments for two drainage ditch systems, including one that hasn't been adjusted to reflect changes in technology and property benefits for 103 years.


"We'd like to bring those values and acres up to date," said Loren Engelby, Kandiyohi County ditch inspector.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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