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Rock outcrops in the Minnesota River Valley are host to plants rare to Minnesota, such as these cacti in bloom. Tribune file photo

Renville Co. considers Morton SNA, history center proposals


OLIVIA -- The Renville County community of Morton could become the launching point for students looking to learn about Minnesota's cultural and natural history.

The Renville County Board of Commissioners heard a request Tuesday for one of the key components in telling some of that history. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is interested in protecting the approximate 15-acre Morton outcrop as a Scientific and Natural Area.

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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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