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Lewis & Clark
May 21, 2014
Editorial: L&C funding ultimately a positive
It wasn’t long ago that it appeared the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was going to wind up as an afterthought in this year’s Minnesota Legislature. As it turned out, Lewis & Clark ended up with $22 million to keep construction going. Legislators also opted to give...
May 21, 2014 - 4:32pm
May 19, 2014
Column: Ending the dry spell - Lewis & Clark funding secured
By DISTRICT 22 REP. JOE SCHOMACKER, DISTRICT 22B REP. ROD HAMILTON and DISTRICT 22 SEN. BILL WEBER ST. PAUL — After a week of extreme uncertainty, we are pleased to report a success story that few saw coming just one week ago. The Lewis and Clark Rural Water project will soon...
May 19, 2014 - 12:27pm
May 16, 2014
Pipe dreams come true: Lewis & Clark gets its funding as session winds down
ST. PAUL — Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night. The...
May 16, 2014 - 9:58pm
Lewis and Clark funded, but many details left to sort out
WORTHINGTON — It appears there may be a way to fund the remaining portion of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System to its Minnesota members after all. In the final days of the Minnesota Legislature, a plan was set forth to fund the remaining construction. However, with...
May 16, 2014 - 9:44pm
May 6, 2014
Column: With Lewis & Clark, what's said (and not said) is often politically motivated
WORTHINGTON — My morning began Tuesday with a call from Matt Swenson, press secretary for Gov. Mark Dayton. The reason for his call — he said our editorial about funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional System Water project misrepresented the governor’s position. Swenson...
May 6, 2014 - 9:05pm
May 5, 2014
Editorial: Stop the games
It’s no wonder politics turn off so many. Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton put the spotlight on the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System during his State of the State address. He said he wanted a $1.2 billion bonding bill that would complete the project, which would provide the water...
May 5, 2014 - 5:41pm
April 18, 2014
State lawmakers hear from constituents at Legislative Breakfast event
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Minnesota’s three state legislators heard citizens’ questions and comments Friday morning during a legislative...
April 18, 2014 - 10:03pm
April 4, 2014
Officials meet with Dayton on Lewis & Clark
WORTHINGTON — Two weeks ago, it appeared the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project may not be included in this year’s bonding bill at...
April 4, 2014 - 10:29pm
January 24, 2014
Franken talks Lewis & Clark in Worthington meeting
WORTHINGTON —Al Franken vowed to keep fighting. Talking with local officials on the topic of Lewis & Clark Regional Water System,...
January 24, 2014 - 9:54pm
January 17, 2014
Editorial: Dayton gives water project a key assist
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton presented a $986 million bonding proposal on Wednesday, and many Republicans promptly called it too expensive. There is little doubt, though, that our three southwest Minnesota lawmakers — District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne, District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker,...
January 17, 2014 - 10:44am
November 8, 2013
House group hears regional bonding requests during Worthington visit
WORTHINGTON —Three out of four times, Rep. Alice Hausman has to say no. The chair person of the Minnesota House of Representatives Capital...
November 8, 2013 - 9:56pm
October 21, 2013
Letter: Lewis & Clark vital to region's future
By District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to State Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee. As a former mayor of Luverne, I wish to address the need and importance of ensuring the completion of the...
October 21, 2013 - 8:44am
October 18, 2013
Vote approaching on Lewis & Clark construction budget
WORTHINGTON — Eleven of the 20 Lewis & Clark Regional Water System members are currently receiving water. Worthington is not one of them....
October 18, 2013 - 10:03pm
July 30, 2012
Lewis & Clark begins producing water near Vermillion
TEA, S.D. -- Lewis & Clark reached a historic milestone Monday when it began producing water from a treatment plant near Vermillion, S.D. for distribution to 11 of its 20 member cities and rural water systems. The project, incorporated in January 1990, has been 22 years in the making. "With...
July 30, 2012 - 9:14pm
May 23, 2012
Project running dry?
WORTHINGTON -- In 1990, 20 communities in the tri-state area began conversation for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System. Ground was broken in 2003 after Congress authorization. Today, the project will be about five to six years behind schedule if federal funding begins streaming...
May 23, 2012 - 9:37pm