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Tri-county agreement reached for drainage ditch improvements in west central Minnesota


WILLMAR — Since it was dug 105 years ago, there have been numerous additions made to Judicial Ditch 1, but very little maintenance work to keep the water flowing away from farm fields and — eventually — into the Mississippi River.

Side-slope erosion, beaver dams and fallen trees have compromised the sprawling drainage ditch system that stretches from Little Kandiyohi Lake to northeast of Cosmos.

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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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