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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has determined that an environmental impact statement will not be required on plans by Xcel Energy to remove the Minnesota Falls dam on the Minnesota River south of Granite Falls. (Tribune file photo)

DNR says further environmental study not required for Minnesota Falls dam removal

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MINNESOTA FALLS -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has determined that an environmental impact statement will not be required for the removal of the Minnesota Falls dam.

The Sept. 27 decision is based on a review of an environmental assessment worksheet completed by Barr Engineering for Xcel Energy, and on public comments to it.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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