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A proposal will switch the crop rotation in fields west of Park Rapids to crops that produce less nitrogen.

New crops could lessen nitrates

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A proposed crop rotation could help with nitrate issues in the Park Rapids water supply.

Luke Stuewe, water quality advisor with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, has been working with area producers to determine new activities that support wellhead protection.


Last year the city of Park Rapids was notified well 7 had to be closed due to high nitrate levels in the water.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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