More Sewage Spills into Mississippi River—Upriver from, Not in Fridley

Is that better or worse?

Another sewer-pipe failure sent raw sewage into the Mississippi River Wednesday—this time not in Fridley but about 60 miles upriver in Sauk Rapids. 

As with a , authorities are saying that the dilution rate in the fast-flowing river is reducing risk to people. It "shouldn’t be a danger,” Sauk Rapids Mayor Mayor Dave Saunders told the St. Cloud Times.

The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services department put up signs at Fridley boat launches and other public river access points after its pipe burst just south of the Lockslea Girl Scouts camp on East River Road last month.

For more on the spill in Fridley in June, see:


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