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Local leaders tour Lewis and Clark progress

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Lewis & Clark Rural Water System hosted members of the House Capital Investment Committee for a construction tour Thursday, Aug. 27. Rep. Joe Schomacker, who is not a member of the committee, joined his colleagues. Bonding bill requests go through this committee and their counterpart committee in the Senate. The group toured construction of the 24-inch pipe south of Luverne, as well as the meter building being built next to the Luverne treatment plant. This stop was part of the legislators' swing through southwest Minnesota. The legislators wanted to see the work underway using federal funding advances approved in 2014 and 2015, which will get the pipeline to Adrian. The group also discussed the final federal funding advance needed during the 2016 legislative session in order to finish the line to Worthington. Officials from Luverne (Keven Aaker and Red Arndt), Worthington, Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System and Rock County Rural Water District also attended, as did staffers from the governor's office.

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