Water quality can be a wild cardFebruary 6, 2012 - 9:29amopinion/columns
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a headwaters state for three major watersheds -- the Mississippi River, the Red River and Great Lakes.
That means a rain drop that falls on a Minnesota farm field can end up in the Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay or the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It also means that decisions made in management of Minnesota land -- whether urban, suburban or rural -- can make a difference thousands of miles away.
Minnesota farmers are aware...