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Minnesota is among 12 Midwest states that are developing strategies to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus they send to the Gulf of Mexico. “We’ve developed a strategy that says we’re doing to do our fair share,’’ Wayne Anderson, MPCA, told about 140 people attending a public meeting in Willmar on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

MPCA looking at voluntary strategy to reduce excess nutrients in water

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WILLMAR — If the surface area of all the streams and lakes within Minnesota were added together, it would create a sheet of water roughly equal in size to the “dead zone’’ found today in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Reducing the amount of nutrients

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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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