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Ditches abandoned to support wetland restoration

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MORRIS – On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners approved the partial abandonment of sections in two county ditch systems so landowners could move forward with wetland restoration projects.


Loren Schmidgall petitioned the board to abandon an upper section of County Ditch 18 to restore a wetland and create a wetland bank in the area.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.