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Our View: Dayton’s buffer bill has flexibility ag says it wants

Our View: Dayton’s buffer bill has flexibility ag says it wants

Gov. Dayton’s buffer proposal offers flexibility even as critics contend it doesn’t.Continue reading

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Governor Dayton committed to funding transit & protecting MN’s water through his buffer initiative

Governor Dayton committed to funding transit & protecting MN’s water through his buffer initiative

On Thursday, Governor Dayton delivered his annual State of the State Address to the Minnesota legislature. In it, Governor Dayton highlighted a number of his priorities for this session, including education, transportation, and clean water for all Minnesotans. Continue reading

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In Minnesota, buffer strips are rallying cry for cleaner water

In Minnesota, buffer strips are rallying cry for cleaner water

Gov. Dayton’s proposal might be stalled, but the ancient way of protecting water supplies is making a comeback.Continue reading

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Buffer systems keep water clean

Buffer systems keep water clean

We believe better buffer zones are necessary to protect water quality, especially in Minnesota. While state officials should do all they can to work with farmers for the best solutions, passing this bill would be one way to help improve water bodies that have already been damaged.Continue reading

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Dakota County provides shoreline buffer lessons

Dakota County provides shoreline buffer lessons

An early adopter of shoreline buffer zones, Dakota county has accumulated 89 miles of natural land that protects water from runoff and pollutants. As Gov. Mark Dayton advocates for legislation that would require 50-foot buffers around water bodies statewide, the county is providing insight on how it got residents to comply.Continue reading

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Senator Scalze co-author of SF 1537 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Senator Scalze co-author of SF 1537 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Senator Scalze is the co-author of S.F.1537 which will protect Minnesota’s water by requiring a 50 foot buffer strip on all rivers and streams to reduce run-off and filter pollution.Continue reading

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Lillie co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Lillie co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Representative Lillie is a co-author of H.F. 1534 which will protect Minnesota’s water by requiring a 50 foot buffer strip on all rivers and streams to reduce run-off and filter pollution.Continue reading

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Fischer co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Fischer co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Representative Fischer is a co-author of H.F. 1534 which will protect Minnesota’s water by requiring a 50 foot buffer strip on all rivers and streams to reduce run-off and filter pollution.Continue reading

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Lenczewski co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Lenczewski co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Representative Lenczewski is a co-author of H.F. 1534 which will protect Minnesota’s water by requiring a 50 foot buffer strip on all rivers and streams to reduce run-off and filter pollution.Continue reading

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Yarusso co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Yarusso co-author of H.F. 1534 Buffer Initiative to protect MN water

Representative Yarusso is a co-author of H.F. 1534 which will protect Minnesota’s water by requiring a 50 foot buffer strip on all rivers and streams to reduce run-off and filter pollution.Continue reading

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