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Good Question: Where Does Our Drinking Water Come From?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Gina McCarthy, visited the Twin Cities. She toured the St. Paul Regional Water Services Treatment Plant to highlight the importance of protecting the streams and wetlands that provide drinking water to a third of all Americans. 406 more words

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Big Raise For Met Leader Despite Salaries Deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Even after lawmakers stopped hefty raises for members of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet, the chairman of the Metropolitan Council’s salary still doubled to nearly $123,000, according to state salary documents obtained by the Associated Press. 677 more words

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About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The Metro

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Numbers from the Metropolitan Council show that about 35,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.

The affordable housing program helps recipients pay 60 to 70 percent of their rent. 102 more words

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Minneapolis, Met Council Bridge Difference Over LRT

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn’t been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more. 392 more words

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Crystal City Councilman Jeff Kolb Takes On The Met Council

by Jason Bradley

Yesterday, the Minnesota House held a hearing in the new Subcommittee on Metropolitan Council Accountability and Transparency on House Bill (HF75) which is possibly the most important of the new Metropolitan Council-related bills. 570 more words

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Section 8 Housing Applications Outnumber Slots

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For the first time in more than five years, thousands of people in the metro area have a chance to apply for Section 8 housing. 297 more words

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