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Minnesota has convened yet another panel on wild rice. Can it actually get anything done?


October 2, 2018

Gov. Mark Dayton’s task force on wild rice kicked off in Grand Rapids last week, marking the latest attempt to find common ground on protecting Minnesota’s most famous grain from pollution.

The panel was created in May by an executive order from the governor after he vetoed efforts to undo the state’s unique and controversial wild rice standard, which limits the release of sulfate in water that’s home to the grain. Sulfate is notably discharged by taconite mining operations and by wastewater treatment plants.


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