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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Pawlenty rejects updated shore rules

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty has rejected an effort to update Minnesota's rules for lakeshore development, telling regulators to try again.

The updated lakeshore construction and dock rules were aimed at protecting Minnesota's lakes from what some see as overdevelopment. But the governor says the revisions overreach and undermine local control and property rights, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday.

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