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April 18, 2017
A crowd gathers Tuesday, April 18, 2017, to support Minnesota House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. They rallied to back her comments about white male lawmakers not listening to women of color. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota governor expects GOP transportation plan to win
April 18, 2017 - 5:57pm
March 29, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer of Big Lake says on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a bill from her committee helps fund new election equipment. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 29, 2017 - 9:07pm
March 22, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton complains on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that Republicans who control the Legislature are considering shifting too much money away from needs such as education and health care. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Tax breaks, spending, buffers all in a day's debate
March 22, 2017 - 5:50pm
March 16, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said his water quality law has gained good traction throughout the state, with nearly 75 percent of counties in compliance with buffer laws eight months before deadline. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Buffer strips ahead of deadline; Mark Dayton opposes big changes to law
March 16, 2017 - 8:45pm
February 28, 2017
Holly Hatlewick, director of the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District, assists landowners following an informational meeting Monday on the new buffer regulations in Olivia.  (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Buffer law draws questions from landowners in Renville County
February 28, 2017 - 6:31am
February 18, 2017
Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
 
A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch in this file photo. Minnesota landowners will be required to have a 50-foot average buffer with a 30-foot minimum in place on public waters by Nov. 1, 2017, and a 16.5-foot buffer on public ditches by Nov. 1, 2018.
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
January 25, 2017
Romona and Daryl Kuehn are challenging whether a private ditch built in 1948 on their farm in Yellow Medicine County should be classified as a public waterway and subject to the state's 50-foot buffer requirement. They urged the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to maintain local responsibility for enforcing the new buffer legislation and not surrender it to the state. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Farm couple urges YM County to take on buffer enforcement
January 25, 2017 - 2:00am
January 20, 2017
TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE 
State Representative Chris Swedzinski, R-District 16A, makes a point Friday during a town hall meeting co-hosted with State Senator Gary Dahms, R-District 16, in Granite Falls.
District 16 legislators hopeful for bonding, transportation
January 20, 2017 - 10:17pm
August 30, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
August 30, 2016 - 6:39pm
June 1, 2016
Congressman Collin Peterson, right, speaks Wednesday to Kent Rodelius, ag sales manager of Prinsco, about the roles the Willmar company and its products could play in improving water quality during a meeting in the Work Up building on the Minnesota West Technology campus in Willmar. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Prinsco could play role in improving farmland buffers
June 1, 2016 - 9:58pm
April 22, 2016
Commentary: Preserve our water for our future
April 22, 2016 - 12:16am
April 21, 2016
Bill clarifying Minnesota water buffers set for Dayton’s pen
April 21, 2016 - 9:44pm
April 14, 2016
Senate votes to eliminate buffer confusion
April 14, 2016 - 11:58pm
March 16, 2016
Buffer change passes committee
March 16, 2016 - 11:20pm
State legislators to revisit ‘buffer strip’ law
March 16, 2016 - 5:30am
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