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Numbers add up for preservation program

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When Dakota County voters approved a $20 million funding for the Farmland and Natural Area Program in 2003, their goal was to protect farmland and natural areas as development grew up around the county.

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Much of that goal has been accomplished in the past nine years. As of 2012, the estimated value of land protected or in the process of being protected is more than $75 million.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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