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Hearing scheduled for County Ditch 30 report

MORRIS, Minn. -- The Stevens County Board of Commissioners, acting as the county Drainage Authority, scheduled a public hearing on an engineer's report and estimation of benefits and damages for an improvement to County Ditch 30 for Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.

The overall project impacts about 2,900 acres and is estimated to cost about $2 million.

If the project doesn't move forward, the costs incurred so far would be charged to the landowners who petitioned the improvement.

At the hearing, the viewers will walk through their report for affected landowners. County Ditch 30 affects several landowners in Horton, Darnen, Synnes and Scott Townships.

If the reports are approved, there will be an appeals period before the board could, potentially, open the project up for bids.

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. 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. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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