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Cities, conservationists say farmers pollute too much

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota city and conservation leaders say farmers contribute most pollution to state waters but do too little to prevent or fix the damage.

They told reporters Tuesday that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency needs to take action by ordering farmers to lower their pollution contribution.

"It is not fair when only the city residents pay the bills," said Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness, president of the League of Minnesota Cities.

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