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Melt brings manure runoff warning

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Warm temperatures mean shrinking snowbanks across the region, but the rapid melting brings the threat of manure runoff into nearby waters, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said.

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The MPCA is calling on farmers who spread livestock manure on cropland during winter months to take steps to ensure it doesn’t flow into ditches and streams — which could add phosphorus and nitrogen to already nutrient-polluted waters.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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