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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
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
December 23, 2016
Renville County takes cautious approach toward buffer law
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
August 31, 2016
Taking a drink of what he said was clean Minnesota water, Gov. Mark Dayton launches a drive to get people to sign a pledge to protect the state's water on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
August 31, 2016 - 6:36am
August 29, 2016
Tribune file photo 

The Chippewa River Project is aiming to increase the amount of perennial cover in the watershed to improve water quality. Part of that effort included last summer’s Simon Lake Bio-Blitz, shown here, where participants could view the benefits of perennial cover. Two reports on water quality in the watershed are  available for public comment until Sept. 7.
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 16, 2016
Sheriff: No-wake restrictions on local lakes still in effect
August 16, 2016 - 8:15pm
May 19, 2016
A report outlining plans to address water quality issues in the Yellow Medicine River and tributary streams in the watershed is now available for public review. The Yellow Medicine River is a major contributor to the Minnesota River. It is shown here a few miles upstream of its confluence with the Minnesota River. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Studies of water quality in Yellow Medicine River Watershed released
May 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
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