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A file photo provided by Kandiyohi County shows a well-established buffer along a ditch in the county. The state requires a 16½-foot buffer strip of permanent vegetation on both sides of an open drainage ditch. Submitted photo

Redetermination of benefits brings fairness and equity to county ditch system


WILLMAR - A process to update landowners' benefits for agricultural drainage ditch systems, which had been feared and avoided for decades in Kandiyohi County, is going better than expected.

Following public hearings Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners gave final approval for redetermination of benefits on segments of County Ditches 23 and 12.

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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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