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Renville County and Bird Island remain at odds over ditch issue

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OLIVIA -- The Renville County Board of Commissioners decided not to act on a petition by the city of Bird Island to remove itself from the County Ditch 66 system and instead pay an annual, fixed outlet fee.

The decision came after the commissioners met Tuesday with three viewers -- the "disinterested residents" required under state statute with determining the benefits of a drainage system.

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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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