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LSProject: Poplar River flows with good news for Lake Superior

If ever there was an example of landowners and government agencies taking a negative situation and turning into a positive, a decades-long effort to restore the health of the Poplar River that flows in Lake Superior is a shining example.  

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced on Oct. 11 that the Poplar River was being removed from its Impaired Waters List, where it had been placed for reasons of sedimentation, or cloudy water. 

In this segment of the “Lake Superior Project,” WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with Tom Rider, the co-owner of Lutsen Mountains and president of the Poplar River Management Board, Ilena Hansel and Phil Larson from the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District staff, as well as Karen Evans from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.