ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state is playing a balancing act as it tries to draft rules to regulate development along the 72-mile Mississippi River corridor through the Twin Cities area.
An initial set of proposals to govern development along the river ran aground. Both the business community and environmental groups say the Department of Natural Resources has more work to do.
Minnesota Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1pUz2tn ) the DNR's goal is to protect the corridor while also giving cities some flexibility and recognizing existing and planned developments.
The first of three public meetings on the rules will take place July 16 in Anoka. Meetings are also planned for July 22 in St. Paul and July 24 in Hastings.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org