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Kandiyohi County mulls allowing high-density housing for animal ag operations


WILLMAR -- In a competitive animal agriculture market that includes thousands of animals, there is an increasing demand to allow farms to provide on-site housing for employees.

Kandiyohi County's zoning ordinance doesn't allow high-density housing in agriculture zones.

That could put the future of animal agriculture at risk in the county, said Bruce Reuss, during a hearing Monday before the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission.

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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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