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A River Runs Red And A Small-Town Paper Wants Answers

By Joseph Erbentraut

Storm Lake Times editor Art Cullen may have lost a few friends over his reporting in recent years, but now he’s gained a Pulitzer Prize.

Last week, Cullen, who co-owns the twice-a-week northwest Iowa newspaper with his brother John, was honored by the Pulitzer Prize board for a series of editorials about a water pollution lawsuit brought by the Des Moines Water Works against his home county, Buena Vista County, and two others.

The Des Moines utility argued in the lawsuit that Buena Vista and the two other agriculture-heavy counties were responsible for polluting the Raccoon River with nitrates …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green