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Dayton calls for statewide summit on water quality

ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday announced his plans to convene a statewide Water Quality Summit in February. Dayton made the announcement at the annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union, both hosted Satur...

ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday announced his plans to convene a statewide Water Quality Summit in February.
Dayton made the announcement at the annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union, both hosted Saturday in the Twin Cities.
The summit, he said, will focus public attention on the serious challenges facing Minnesota’s water supplies - in both rural and urban areas of the state - and continue statewide dialogue around steps that must be taken to address those challenges. The summit will include water quality experts, farmers, legislators, regulators, the business community, members of the public, local leaders, and a wide variety of other stakeholders.
“My father believed - as I believe - that stewardship is a profound responsibility of each of us, to take what we have been given - or have acquired - and leave it in better condition for those who will inherit from us,” said Dayton. “This is everyone’s challenge and everyone’s responsibility.”
Dayton’s father, Bruce, died at age 97 about a week ago.

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