Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest


November 1, 2019

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

A freight train passed through the Valley Park Depot in Shakopee.

A Lakeville-based railway wants to drill two wells in Dakota County that would annually produce 500 million gallons of water to be shipped by rail to the drought-stricken Southwest.

The proposal, the first of its kind for Minnesota, is drawing objections and stunned reactions from some county leaders and environmental advocates.



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