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Norm Senjem with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency talks with more than 35 people Tuesday about the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. -- photo by Jen Cullen/Republican Eagle

Officials: New standard will help restore Mississippi River

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Minnesota and Wisconsin officials hope a new and unique water quality standard will restore the Mississippi River in this area back to its former glory.

Residents got more details on the standard Tuesday during an open house sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, a local citizens group.

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