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Judge Rejects Change to Minnesota’s Wild Rice Water Standard

The MPCA Still Has to Evaluate the Report

MINNEAPOLIS-An administrative law judge has rejected an attempt to change Minnesota’s water quality standard for protecting wild rice, saying it violates federal and state law and puts an unfair burden on Native Americans who harvest wild rice for food. In a report released Thursday, Administrative Law Judge LauraSue Schlatter says the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency failed to justify changing the…