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Aitkin County soil scientist Becky Sovde understands that Minnesota’s wetlands are vital for absorbing pollutants, recharging aquifers, storing floodwater, harboring wildlife and filtering drinking water. But these days, her county is getting fed up. “We now have 700,000 acres of wetlands in our county, and another 33,000 acres proposed,” Sovde said. “Do we need more?” …

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