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Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor’s groundwater legacy

Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor’s groundwater legacy

Dayton vetoed the ag policy bill on Monday. And now, lawmakers are moving toward delaying his agriculture department’s groundwater protection ruleContinue reading

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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’

Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed an attempt by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to nullify the state’s wild rice sulfate standardContinue reading

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DNR boss credits public pressure for wins at Legislature

DNR boss credits public pressure for wins at Legislature

there would have been no action on the DNR’s central request for fee increases if outdoors enthusiasts had not spoken up.Continue reading

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Big bills, little time: what to watch in the last week

Big bills, little time: what to watch in the last week

It’s the last full week of the Legislature’s 2017 session. What’s left to do? Almost everything. That means lawmakers and lobbyists are expecting a lot of long hours and late days this week.Continue reading

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Outdoors groups defend rural buffer strips

Outdoors groups defend rural buffer strips

The natural resources bill pending in the legislature would delay implementation of the rule, now scheduled to take effect in November of 2017Continue reading

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Bonding bill in limbo at Legislature and so are projects around the state

Bonding bill in limbo at Legislature and so are projects around the state

With less than a month until lawmakers are supposed to head home, the House’s GOP majority has not yet released a bonding proposalContinue reading

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In advance of fight over water quality, Gov. Mark Dayton touts his signature initiative

In advance of fight over water quality, Gov. Mark Dayton touts his signature initiative

Gov. Mark Dayton touted his signature effort to improve Minnesota water quality Thursday even as Republicans in the Legislature move to delay and change the law.Continue reading

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Minnesota Legislature: Water quality efforts require collaboration

Minnesota Legislature: Water quality efforts require collaboration

We have seen the most success on this issue when we collaborate with local governments and landowners to build consensus and support for clean water proposals.Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Water protection: All of us have a role

EDITORIAL: Water protection: All of us have a role

Gov. Mark Dayton signed an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture, securing $350 million in federal funding to protect and improve waters in 60,000 acres across 54 Minnesota countiesContinue reading

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State receives federal match for water quality easements

State receives federal match for water quality easements

(CREP), will target areas of southern and western Minnesota facing significant water quality challenges, to protect and improve our natural resources for future generations.Continue reading

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