Governor Convenes First Water Summit
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Around 800 Minnesotans with a deep interest in water are expected to gather in St. Paul on Saturday for Gov. Mark Dayton's first Governor's Water Summit.
The event was fully booked within 36 hours, so the governor's office is making it possible to participate online. Dayton's opening remarks will be livestreamed at 9 a.m., as well as a 1 p.m. panel discussion on the role of the business community in addressing Minnesota's water challenges.
There also will be an online forum where people can weigh in whether they attend or not, as well as an online survey.
Dayton has asked participants to come ready to talk about solutions and to share ideas, instead of finger-pointing or blaming others for the problems facing Minnesota's lakes, rivers and drinking water.