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Ron Antony, chairman of the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners, said the board was concerned about losing local control and sending tax dollars out of the county. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Minnesota River Board to disband


OLIVIA — Nearly 20 years after a citizens advisory committee urged that a basin-wide board lead efforts to clean up the Minnesota River, the board that took on that role is disbanding.

The remaining 18 dues-paying counties comprising the Minnesota River Board voted 11 to 6, with one abstaining, to disband by April the entity that has represented 37 counties in the Minnesota River basin.

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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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