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Free nitrate testing clinic draws 150 residents with water samples

Luke Stuewe, water quality advisor for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, explains the test results to Lawrence Garber, a seasonal Long Lake resident. Garber says he gets his water checked annually for nitrates. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 2
District conservationist Rick Berscheid of USDA pours some of the water sample into a sterile cup for testing. Residents can use distillation or reverse osmosis to cut the nitrate levels.2 / 2
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