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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
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
August 2, 2017
Red River water quality 'generally poor,' Minnesota officials say
August 2, 2017 - 8:31pm
July 7, 2017
Don Davis of Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Trump biofuel decision draws mixed reaction
July 7, 2017 - 1:33pm
June 4, 2017
Woman loading the washing machine colored clothing.
Keeping homes hydrated
June 4, 2017 - 10:11am
June 2, 2017
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Streambank erosion remains a concern in Hawk Creek, which flows 65 miles from its start at Eagle Lake in Kandiyohi County to its confluence with the Minnesota River near the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. Large quantities of water at high velocity erode the banks during rain events and snowmelt periods.
Draft reports available on Hawk Creek pollution issues
June 2, 2017 - 7:14am
May 12, 2017
MN CREP sign-up starts
May 12, 2017 - 10:11am
April 29, 2017
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An aerial view of the Willmar chain of lakes, including from top to bottom: Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
With big project on tap at Robbins Island, time to focus on water quality in Willmar's chain of lakes
April 29, 2017 - 6:22am
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 17, 2017
An information meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Willmar Community Center for those interested in improving water quality in Foot, Willmar and Swan Lakes.
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
April 17, 2017 - 7:30am
April 6, 2017
A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch, something a new state law will forbid in the next two years. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
BWSR releases possible alternatives to buffers
April 6, 2017 - 6:39pm
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 20, 2017
South Dakota considers buffer strip bill
February 20, 2017 - 11:30am