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Great news: Governor vetoes wild rice bill!

Gov. Mark Dayton has fulfilled his promise to veto the wild rice bill (HF 3280)!

The bill would have abolished a longstanding state water quality sulfites standard. It would have violated the federal Clean Water Act, inevitably inviting litigation and turmoil into an already challenging situation. >>

May 9, 2018

River Guardian happy hour: Legislative session wrap-up

Another Legislative session over, another beer!

Join us to raise a glass to a good fight with several significant accomplishments. We'll hear from FMR's Capitol Crew Experts Trevor Russell and Molly Pederson about the good, the bad and the ugly this session. We'll also share the stats about FMR River Guardians' great advocacy throughout the session and give you a glimpse into upcoming advocacy opportunities.

All are welcome, but please RSVP below so we know how much food to bring.

House votes 69-56 to block state’s Groundwater Protection Rule

On Monday, April 26, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 69-56 to pass a bill to block the state’s Groundwater Protection Rule from going into effect without legislative approval.

Gov. Mark Dayton has promised a veto, but the blocking language exists in several other bills, meaning it may yet advance to the governor's desk as part of other legislation. >>

April 17, 2018

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