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Smell test: Will county relax septic system rules?

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The stench of new statewide septic ordinances wafted through the courthouse halls Wednesday as Hubbard County commissioners got their first whiff of the proposed changes.

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Some turned up their noses.

It began two years ago when the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency rewrote the rules that govern septic systems, placements and instructions.

The state adopted the rules one year ago, which MPCA is still fine-tuning after a lengthy comment period.

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