A drinking water crisis in the small town of Adrian, Minn., this spring is highlighting Minnesota's larger problem with farm chemicals polluting wells and surface water. Located just 18 miles west of Worthington - where Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to talk Thursday about requiring farm buffer strips to clean up Minnesota streams, rivers and lakes - Adrian is one of eight Minnesota communities relying on special equipment to treat water with excessive nitrate levels in municipal wells.
Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle - Roy J. Boucher III, 56, of Fairmont; Ryan M. Rivers, 22, of Fairmont; Paul L. Wolter, 46, of Granada; each fined $105. Richard M. Hayes, 57, of Tucson, Ariz., had a charge of driving after suspension continued for dismissal; provide court proof that drivers license is cleared up and proof of payment of old traffic ticket within 30 days, 30 days probation to the court.