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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
March 10, 2016
Dave Leuthe, project manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, speaks Wednesday at the Agricultural Drainage and Future of Water Quality workshop at the Best Western Convention Center in Willmar. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
First of buffer maps to debut soon
March 10, 2016 - 12:11am
February 26, 2016
A buffer strip helps protect creek water from field runoff. (SUBMITTED | MINNESOTA BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES)
Watersheds offer programs to improve water quality
February 26, 2016 - 5:30am
February 18, 2016
Minnesota Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls looks over paperwork Thursday during a Legislative Water Commission meeting. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Buffer maps to come out by July 1, but questions remain
February 18, 2016 - 11:33pm
January 29, 2016
Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
January 29, 2016 - 11:21pm
December 15, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
December 15, 2015 - 11:20pm