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Paul Wymar, scientist with the Chippewa River Watershed Project, says the watershed project needs to be a private, for-profit model. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Newest Chippewa River project aims to make cleanup a profitable measure

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BENSON --If 10 percent of the lands now used to produce annual crops like corn and soybeans were instead converted to pasture or perennial cover like alfalfa, the Chippewa River would run clear and clean.

Can it be done in a way that adds to the profitability of farms in the 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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