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Beltrami County Environmental Services Director Bill Patnaude holds up 82 pages of changes sought by the state in rules that govern on-site sewage treatment systems during Tuesday's County Board meeting. Commissioners decided to take a wait-and-see attitude before adopting them. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Beltrami County won't adopt sewage treatment rules by Feb. 4 deadline

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Although mandated to adopt new rules governing on-site sewer treatment systems by Feb. 4, Beltrami County commissioners plan to let that date slide.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency revised its rules, and counties must adopt the changes by Feb. 4. The changes, however, will cost money and require counties to hire more staff, which they are bucking.

But the Legislature mandated MPCA to be done with its rules revisions by Feb. 4, but it is not.

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