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Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ceded ground to farm interests, Republicans and some Democrats over a contentious aspect of his plan to require vegetative buffer strips to help protect water from agricultural runoff and erosion.

Privately owned drainage ditches are off the table, Dayton announced Friday morning following a meeting with Republican leaders Thursday.


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