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WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control agency will host an open house Thursday to provide an update on its long-term study on whether the state should revise its water quality standard for protecting wild rice beds.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, in West. St. Paul.

The MPCA says the open house will include an overview of the study at 6 p.m. followed by a poster session. Posters will focus on current and future research projects, the standards setting process and study timeline, and about the current sulfate limits to protect wild rice.

Mining interests and wastewater treatment plant operators have sought to loosen the sulfate standard.

Those attending the session will have an opportunity to provide input on the work.

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