Community rallies around family fighting to keep southern Minnesota farm

Community rallies around family fighting to keep southern Minnesota farm

– A family in Southern Minnesota is fighting to save their farm, after learning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to take it for a dredging project.

The Corps would like to take 298 acres of the Drysdale’s farm in Wabasha, as they look for land to store the silt and sand they pull out of the Mississippi River every day.

“We’re putting it on islands, temporary locations, we have some permanent locations at the Wabasha gravel pit, but it’s filling up,” said Col. Sam Calkins with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Within the next two years, we’ll run out of places that we already own to put the sand.”

Source: Community rallies around family fighting to keep southern Minnesota farm – Story | KMSP

Community rallies around family fighting to keep southern Minnesota farm
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