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Des Moines, Iowa, native Peter Mead became the new administrator of the Becker County Soil & Water Conservation District in April after several years with the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s state office. He says there are a lot of positive things happening in conservation right now. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

New Becker County SWCD leader sees change


 In his work with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Peter Mead spent a lot of time traveling across the state, working on various engineering projects.


“My mantra was always about doing the right thing at the right place at th

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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