Sept. 28 deadline for Clean Water comment

Don’t miss registering your comments on the Minnesota Clean Water Council’s recommendations for how the Legislature should divide up $185 million for water projects and programs over the next two fiscal years. The money comes from the Clean Water Fund, supported by the sales tax increase that Minnesota voters approved in a 2008 constitutional amendment. … Read more Sept. 28 deadline for Clean Water comment

Scott County's Credit River off 'impaired' list

Scott County’s Credit River gets cleaner  John Hensel, who oversees all of the metro area’s watersheds for the state of Minnesota, had brought a camera along to remember this by. On the riverbank he peered down into the flashing current and said, “It looks spring-fed!” Apparently it didn’t look quite that clear a few years ago. … Read more Scott County's Credit River off 'impaired' list

Divvying up $168 million for water resources

By Patrick Sweeney If you had $168 million to spend on studying, conserving and cleaning up Minnesota’s ground and surface waters, how would use the money? How much would you spend on educating the public? How much would you spend on bricks-and-mortar projects? With a mandate, written into the state constitution, that new money from … Read more Divvying up $168 million for water resources