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Tom Kalahar, Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District, helped lead over 50 guests from the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, Clean Water Council, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources and legislators on a tour to demonstrate how strategically located conservation practices are improving water quality in the Minnesota River. "We work this landscape hard," Kalahar told his guests. Tribune p...

Targeted conservation efforts help clean up state's namesake waterway

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OLIVIA -- A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain.

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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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