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Anglers offer evidence that the Minnesota River is improving, including reports of catching sturgeon and other fish sensitive to water quality. Tribune file photo

MPCA says results are being seen on troubled Minnesota River

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WILLMAR -- Efforts to reduce phosphorus reaching the Minnesota River are producing results, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Staff with the MPCA monitored the lower 20 miles of the river during August, when water temperatures were bathtub warm and flows were at a 24-year low.

They found oxygen levels were sufficient to support fish and other aquatic organisms.

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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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