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What MN election results mean for FMR’s legislative priorities
The 2022 elections are (mostly) behind us, meaning we have a clearer picture of how FMR's legislative priorities may fare. Read more
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An avoidable tragedy: When lead rounds kill twice
The National Eagle Center considers lead to be the biggest current threat to bald eagles — and these tragedies are entirely preventable. Read more
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Sign the petition: Let's get the lead out, Minnesota

Sign our petition to ask your lawmakers to "get the lead out" of Minnesota's drinking water pipes, childcare centers and schools, products, tackle, ammunition and more. >>

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Can we make Minnesota's drinking water lead-free?

Everyone deserves clean, safe drinking water. Unfortunately, though lead was banned for plumbing in 1986, existing lead pipes remain a threat in Minnesota. FMR is working with our partners to advance three emerging opportunities to fund lead service line replacement.  >>

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DNR rejects petition for lead ammo, tackle ban

As reported by Minnesota Public Radio, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently decided not to ban lead tackle or bullets. As one of the petitioning groups, we were deeply disappointed by the news. But we're hopeful that the issue will emerge in the 2020 Legislative session. >>

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Water Gremlin: How lead sinkers harm people too

The state’s sudden closure of the troubled Water Gremlin facility (known for producing lead fishing sinkers and battery terminals) casts new light on a little-discussed risk of lead products: “take-home lead.”  >>

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