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Fighting drought, potato farmers in northern Minnesota overdrew their water permits by tens of millions of gallons

This story was originally published by the Star Tribune. During the 2021 drought, nearly 800 Minnesota farmers with high-capacity wells pumped 6.5 billion more gallons of water than their permits allowed, state records show. Farms on land owned or operated by R.D. Offutt Co., a potato-growing giant that has become one of the biggest water […]