Monday in Rochester is the first of ten town hall meetings across Minnesota on water quality that are hosted by state officials. Stew Thornley with the Minnesota Department of Health says, “The governor set that ambitious goal of improving Minnesota water quality by 25 percent by 2025. He wants specific goals for it.” Thornley says in addition to town halls hosted by state officials, they’re “hoping that the communities themself will be doing some things that will continue these sorts of efforts to protect our water in Minnesota.”
In addition to Monday night’s meeting in Rochester, there are forums in Mankato and Marshall in August…Crookston, Saint Cloud, Ely and Bemidji in September…plus three meetings in the metro area from late September into early October. A complete list of times and locations is on the Environmental Quality Board’s website.
More in this interview with MNN’s Bill Werner: