Red River Valley Drainage Commission
Function: The function of the commission was to direct the expenditure of a fund for the construction of drainage ditches in Wilkin, Clay, Norman, Polk, Marshall, Kittson, Grant and Traverse counties.
The commission was organized by the legislature in 1893 (Laws 1893 c221). The commission was replaced in 1897 by the State Drainage Commission, which was responsible for the care and supervision of all the state ditches (Laws 1897 c318).
The commission consisted of four persons: the governor; the secretary of state; one person selected by the chairmen of the boards of county commissioners of Wilkin, Clay, Norman, Polk, Marshall, Kittson, Grant and Traverse counties; and one person selected by the Great Northern Railway Company.
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