Matt Norton's comments on ATV legislation in the recent Open Forum was a model of good common sense. It is increasingly obvious that everyone cannot do exactly as they please in the name of private property rights.
Our Minnesota wetlands are a precious resource for all citizens of the state. To allow the pleasure of a few to destroy the delicate balance of nature in our wetlands is the proper concern of government.
Enhanced environmental protections will preserve the most important assets that northern Minnesota has to offer and will also greatly benefit the economic future of the region.
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