Water Funding Sought

A bill spending $152 million in the next two years to clean Minnesota’s water will be considered by legislators.

Sen. Dennis Frederickson, R-New Ulm, and Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, propose the expenditure from a higher sales tax voters approved last November.

"Funding the clean water legacy will keep the promise made to voters that we are going to ensure clean water for future Minnesotan generations," Frederickson said.

The money would help Minnesota meet requirements in the 1972 federal clean water act.