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August 19, 2017
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A buffer is land adjacent to a stream, river, lake or wetland. Buffers are critically important to keeping water clean.
Renville SWCD ready to assist landowners in meeting buffer law
August 19, 2017 - 8:04am
May 30, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, left, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka tell reporters Tuesday night, May 31, 2017, that they think the governor's veto of legislative funding is unconstitutional. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton signs Minnesota budget, but not bill funding Legislature
May 30, 2017 - 8:14pm
May 15, 2017
Dayton aide: 'I fell short' on ag comments
May 15, 2017 - 9:10pm
May 3, 2017
Kandiyohi County postpones decision on buffer law enforcement
May 3, 2017 - 6:01am
April 26, 2017
Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish says on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that a recent series of meetings produced continuing concern from farmers about a law requiring them to take steps to protect water. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota farmers make buffer changes a top issue
April 26, 2017 - 10:57pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says on Wednesday, April 26,2017, that he remains committed to vetoing a bill that modifies or delays his buffer law. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota farmers make changes in buffer zones around water a top issue
April 26, 2017 - 4:42pm
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
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