Persell says bonding package is still moving forward

Representative John Persell, a DFL-er from Bemidji, says the legislature is still moving despite working remotely. The bonding bill is still a top priority, including the city of Bemidji’s request for bonding dollars to help fund a $16 million water treatment plant to clean the city’s drinking water.

The legislature met last Thursday and passed a $330 million relief package to address COVID-19.

The city of Bemidji’s plans for a water treatment plant will address PFAs as well as treat iron and manganese.

PFAs, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, may have long-term consequences on human health, and is especially concerning for pregnant and nursing women and bottle fed babies.

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