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Stakeholders gathered on North and Sturgeon lakes June 18 for a look at river conditions and to talk about projects in the works to address several issues. Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx

Mending the Mississippi: River tour highlights plans for backwater restoration

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If you talk to environmental experts in Minnesota, they will tell you that the health of the Mississippi River in and around Hastings is not what it should be. The problems have been easy to see, they say: murky water, little to no aquatic plant growth, eroding islands and fewer birds and fish.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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