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Minnesota Sen. Tony Lourey of Kerrick shows Sen. Terri Bonoff of Minnetonka part of a bill funding environment, agriculture and other programs Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Water key part of outdoors measure

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ST. PAUL -- Water plays a critical role in economic development and environmental concerns, but Minnesota lawmakers do not agree on how potential water shortages should be addressed.


A bill the full House plans to debate today concentrates on Minnesota’s dwindling aquifer.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.