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Minnesota family fights to save farm from dredging plan


WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota family is fighting to save a third-generation farm from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredging plan.

The Post Bulletin ( reports that Corps plans to acquire a large portion of Willard Drysdale's 415-acre farm to store dredge material in Lower Pool 4 of the upper Mississippi River in order to keep a nearby navigation channel operational.

According to a summary of the Corps' plan posted online, the permanent dredge storage sites that normally service the pool have reached capacity, forcing the engineers to build new facilities that cou...

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