- Special Report: Amber Waves to Muddy Waters
Special report preview and podcast: From Amber Waves to Muddy Waters
(Podcast) Five part series on the Minnesota River starts Sunday, Dec. 4.
The entire series can also be purchased in pdf form by going to our e-edition.
Special Report, Day 1: From Amber Waves to Muddy Waters
Washing away: Studies pin river troubles on farm drainage
Day 1: Radioactive particles used to track sediment
SEDIMENT: "We're looking at mud all day"
Day 1: Farming flourishes with drainage
FARMING: No one knows how many miles of plastic and tile exist
Special Report, Day 2: Trouble at the mouth of Lake Pepin
Lake takes in what Minnesota River sends it
Special Report: Day 3: Many county rivers, streams and lakes without buffer zone
Fifty-foot rule not usually enforced
Day 3: Counties responsible for policing buffer law
Counties are reluctant to push, but are getting better tools
Check out our interactive Minnesota River map where you can report conditions and issues.
Day 3: Landowner made changes to comply with law
LANDOWNER: ‘ You can’t tiptoe’ around the law
Special Report, Day 4: Farmers groups say they’re unfairly targeted with river
Science is not settled, says farmer advocate
Day 4: Glacier carved out deep river valley 12,000 years ago
VALLEY: Prehistoric river named for Gen. G.K. Warren
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