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Minnesota River Board: Minn. should have a say in water appropriation for Big Stone II

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MONTEVIDEO -- The Minnesota River Board is repeating its plea to Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota to reconvene the Boundary Waters Commission.

Members of the joint powers board want Minnesota to have a say in the water appropriation requested for the Big Stone II coal-fired power plant. The board approved a resolution at its meeting Monday in Montevideo instructing executive director Shannon Fisher to contact the two governors about their request.

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