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Tribal leaders fault state plan, say wild rice in Minnesota is endangered


January 14, 2019

In the latest effort to protect wild rice from industrial pollution, the Legislature is being asked to create a special “stewardship council” that could resolve a stubborn impasse involving industry, tribal treaty rights and Minnesota’s beloved state grain.

At the same time, a team of scientists working for Minnesota’s American Indian tribes has issued a separate set of recommendations — an urgent call for tougher enforcement of existing environmental rules that protect wild rice waters.


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