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Ron Moir, 83, is proud of his efforts to preserve water quality at both West Battle and Clitherall lakes. He also worked with state and federal agencies to limit chemical farming between the two lakes. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

Looking back on a life of local environmental activism

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Most people want to do their part in protecting land and water, to leave this world better than the way they found it. Such is the case with Ron Moir, 83, who has cherished summer days and nights near West Battle and Clitherall lakes.


Moir, a native of Breckenridge, worked in the computer field and was a consultant in the Twin Cities for the state of Minnesota when he retired in 1985. He and his wife, Kathleen, have enjoyed many summers at West Battle Lake in Otter Tail County.

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