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Frustrations are on the rise with waters in Renville County Ditch 45


OLIVIA -- Frustrations are rising faster than the waters in Renville County Ditch 45.

Landowners on the ditch's upper reach alleged earlier this year that discharges from the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative caused some flooding in their farm fields along it. In response, the Renville County Board of Commissioners issued a letter June 23 charging that the co-op was not in compliance with its discharge permit.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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