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University of Minnesota hosts Red River Basin water quality forum

Government officials from Minnesota and Canada will convene at the Humphrey School to speak about water quality issues.

The Red River flows along the Minnesota-North Dakota border into Manitoba and empties into Lake Winnipeg. It's one of the world's largest lakes, and forum organizers say it serves as a "canary in the coal mine" for the overall health of water within an enormous watershed. Challenges facing Lake Winnipeg include algae blooms, depleted oxygen levels, invasive species and the effects of climate change. Minnesota waters in the Red River Basin face similar issues.

Bismark Tribune
December 9, 2012

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Also seen in Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 9, 2012

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