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July 26, 2006

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Eye in the Sky: Minnesota DNR’s new bird’s-eye view nails wetland offenders

Folks who drain wetlands or dredge ponds without permits are not above the law in Minnesota. Rather, the law is literally above them, spying from the sky in single-engine planes and a military surplus helicopter.  According to this KARE11 News story, even the state DNR officials themselves are surprised at how many violations their new bird’s-eye view in uncovering. Since April, the aerial patrols have revealed more than 500 violations in 25 counties.


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