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'Everybody is looking for water'

WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken met with approximately 30 people Friday afternoon to talk about the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 

With representatives from Lewis & Clark, Worthington, Luverne, Rock Couty Rural Water and Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water, Franken told the group he would fight for funding from the federal government.

"We're not even being funded enough to keep up," Franken said. "All I can do is just keep fighting."

Recently, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton had more than $20 million on his bonding bill, which would be enough to complete one phase in Minnesota. 

"I thought the battle was done," said Minnesota Sen. Bill Weber -- a former mayor of Luverne. "But here we are." 

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