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August 2017

Rising Salt Levels

Winter is coming and so is road salt. In April of this year, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study entitled Salting our Freshwater Lakes, a look at the long-term chloride trends for 371 lakes in North America. This study warns that many lakes in the Twin Cities area may be unable to support aquatic life by 2050 due to rising chloride levels. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Chloride Management Plan in February of 2016. It notes that water quality is not the only factor driving the need to reduce chloride in our waters. Improved practices for anti-icing and deicing roads, parking lots, and sidewalks can also lead to long-term cost-savings through reduced salt purchases and reduced corrosion of vehicles and infrastructure. The plan's detailed implantation strategies are intended for both protection and restoration and allow stakeholders and regulators flexibility in the type of best management practices and the timing of implementation.

During the 2015 Minnesota legislative session, a law passed requiring Minnesota Management & Budget to conduct a cost analysis of complying with current and future water quality regulations. Chloride was one of the five pollutants identified for inclusion in the Engineering Cost Analysis of Current and Recently Adopted, Proposed, and Anticipated Changes to Water Quality Standards and Rules for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Systems in Minnesota. Rather than road salt, this analysis looks at ways to remove pollutants from municipal wastewater discharges to surface water and the costs associated with their removal and/or source reduction.

New & Notable Books and Reports

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Agriculture

Administrative Penalty Order (APO) Plan for Buffer Law Implementation. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources.  QH541.15.B84 A36 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0789.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 103B.101 Subd. 12a)http://bwsr.state.mn.us/buffers/enforcement/bwsr_apo_plan.pdf

Children/Youth/Families

Minnesota Youth Council Committee Annual Report. Minn. Youth Council Committee. 2017. HQ799.2.P6 M56 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 17-0808.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 8 Sec. 1 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 124D.957)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170808.pdf

Clear Writing

Evans, Harold. Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters. Little, Brown and Company. 2017. PE1408 .E83 2017.

Crime & Corrections

Proposed Assumption Changes -- MSRS CERF. Minn. State Retirement System.  JK6160.P4 E9732 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0792.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170792.pdf

Kelly, William R. The Future of Crime and Punishment: Smart Policies for Reducing Crime and Saving Money. Rowman & Littlefield. 2016. HV9950 .K454 2016.

Education-Higher

Williams, Sean and Nathan Hopkins. Minnesota's Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance Programs. House Research. July 2017. LB2340.3.M6 M56 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0815.

P-­16 Partnership Interview Results. Minn. Dept. of Education; Minn. P­-16 Education Partnership. Sept. 12, 2007. LA310 .P16 2007. Minn. Publication 17-0812.

Education-K-12

Grand Meadow Independent School District #495 presents... Monolithic Dome School Construction. Grand Meadow ISD #495. 2004. NA2890 .M66 2004.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 492 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 3

P-­16 Partnership Interview Results. Minn. Dept. of Education; Minn. P­-16 Education Partnership. Sept. 12, 2007. LA310 .P16 2007. Minn. Publication 17-0812.

Parra, Christina. Short Subjects: Conditions of Continuing Employment for K-12 Teachers. House Research. July 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Environment/Natural Resources

Administrative Penalty Order (APO) Plan for Buffer Law Implementation. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources.  QH541.15.B84 A36 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0789.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 103B.101 Subd. 12a)http://bwsr.state.mn.us/buffers/enforcement/bwsr_apo_plan.pdf

Engineering Cost Analysis of Current and Recently Adopted, Proposed, and Anticipated Changes to Water Quality Standards and Rules for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Systems in Minnesota. Minn. Management & Budget. February 10, 2017. TD224.M6 E55 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0534.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 4 Sec. 135https://mn.gov/mmb-stat/documents/budget/barr-engineering-cost-of-water-quality-standards-report.pdf

Granger, Susan and Scott Kelly. Fire Lookout Towers in Minnesota, 1900-1970: Historic Context Information. . November 2016. SD421.375 .G73 2016.

Minnesota Battery Stewardship Report. Call2Recycle. 2017. TK2941 .M56 2015/2016. Minn. Publication 17-0794.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 115A.9157 Subd. 5http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170794.pdf

Minnesota Drainage Law Analysis and Evaluation. Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources; Smith Partners PLLP; Minn. Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. August 5, 2011. KFM5851 .M56 2011. Minn. Publication 17-0810.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Chloride Management Plan. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. February 2016. TD225.T9 T85 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0718.

Understanding Minnesota Public Drainage Law: 2002 Overview for Decision-Makers. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources; Association of Minnesota Counties. 2002. GB705.M6 U53 2002. Minn. Publication 17-0811.

Fires & Fire Fighters

Granger, Susan and Scott Kelly. Fire Lookout Towers in Minnesota, 1900-1970: Historic Context Information. . November 2016. SD421.375 .G73 2016.

Fishing

Diebel, Jeff. Short Subjects: Hunting and Fishing by Military Personnel and Veterans (Updated). House Research. August 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Governing/Government-Federal

Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005. U.S. Congress. 2005. JK1030 .U6 2005.

Governing/Government-State

Department of Commerce: Data Practice Allegations: Special Review. Office of the Legislative Auditor. August 18, 2017. KFM5862.6.A25 D47 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0820.

Department of Human Rights Semi-Annual Case Management Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. July 2017. JC599.U62 M57 2017 Jan.-Jun.. Minn. Publication 17-0821.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 239 Art. 1 Sec. 15 Subd. 1https://mn.gov/mdhr/assets/July%202017%20MDHR%20Legislative%20Report_tcm1061-308119.pdf

Minnesota State Government Efforts to Employ and Support Veterans. Minn. Management & Budget. January 2017. UB358.M6 M563 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0813.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 94 Art. 3 Sec. 22http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170813.pdf

MNsure Agreements With Minnesota State Agencies. Minn. Insurance Marketplace. 2017. HG9397.5.M6 R477 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0705.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 9 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 62V.05 Subd. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170705.pdf

MNsure Interagency Agreement/Service Level Agreements. MNsure. 2017. HG9397.5.M6 R477 2016 Oct./Dec.. Minn. Publication 17-0706.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 19 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 62V.05 Subd. 12)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170706.pdf

Gardner, Denis P. Our Minnesota State Capitol. Minn. Historical Society Press. 2017. NA4412.M6 G37 2017.

Health Care

Directory: Licensed, Certified and Registered Health Care Facilities and Services. Minn. Dept. of Health. March 15, 2017. RA981.M6 D56 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0809.

Office of Medical Cannabis. Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Use Program Impact Assessment Report. Office of Medical Cannabis. Feb. 1, 2017. RM666.C266 M562 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0709.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 311 Sec. 16 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 152.36)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170709.pdf

Lauber, John. Minnesota Historic Property Record: Fergus Falls State Hospital. Minn. Dept. of Administration. May 6, 2005. RC445.M63 F47 2005. Minn. Publication 17-0882.

MNsure Agreements With Minnesota State Agencies. Minn. Insurance Marketplace. 2017. HG9397.5.M6 R477 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0705.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 9 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 62V.05 Subd. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170705.pdf

Public Interest Review: Evaluation of a Proposal for Expansion of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Bed Capacity in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 1, 2017. RC439 .P83 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0717.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 144.552http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170717.pdf

Willmar Regional Treatment Center: Historical Review Commemorating a Tradition of Specialty Health Services. Willmar Regional Treatment Center. 1987. RC445.M63 W55 1987. Minn. Publication 17-0883.

Immigrants & Refugees

Rueben, Kim and Sarah Gault. State and Local Fiscal Effects of Immigration. Urban Institute. June 2017. JV6471 .R84 2017.

Legislatures

Lobbying Disbursement Summary. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. July 2017. Ref JK2498 .L62x 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0795.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Marijuana/Cannabis

Office of Medical Cannabis. Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Use Program Impact Assessment Report. Office of Medical Cannabis. Feb. 1, 2017. RM666.C266 M562 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0709.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 311 Sec. 16 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 152.36)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170709.pdf

Mining Industries

Beck, Bill. IRRRB at 75: Celebrating 75 Years on the Iron Range, 1941-2016. Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. 2016. HD9517.M6 I77 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0819.

Minnesota History

Granger, Susan and Scott Kelly. Fire Lookout Towers in Minnesota, 1900-1970: Historic Context Information. . November 2016. SD421.375 .G73 2016.

Lauck, Jon K. From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965. University of Iowa Press. 2017. PS273 .L38 2017.

Beck, Bill. IRRRB at 75: Celebrating 75 Years on the Iron Range, 1941-2016. Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. 2016. HD9517.M6 I77 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0819.

Lauber, John. Minnesota Historic Property Record: Fergus Falls State Hospital. Minn. Dept. of Administration. May 6, 2005. RC445.M63 F47 2005. Minn. Publication 17-0882.

Gardner, Denis P. Our Minnesota State Capitol. Minn. Historical Society Press. 2017. NA4412.M6 G37 2017.

Willmar Regional Treatment Center: Historical Review Commemorating a Tradition of Specialty Health Services. Willmar Regional Treatment Center. 1987. RC445.M63 W55 1987. Minn. Publication 17-0883.

Public Employees

Proposed Assumption Changes -- MSRS CERF. Minn. State Retirement System.  JK6160.P4 E9732 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0792.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170792.pdf

Semi-Annual Appointment Report. Minn. Management & Budget. August 1, 2017. JK6158 .R483 2017 Jan.-June. Minn. Publication 17-0881.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.04 Subd. 7http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170881.pdf

Public Records/Data Practices Act

Department of Commerce: Data Practice Allegations: Special Review. Office of the Legislative Auditor. August 18, 2017. KFM5862.6.A25 D47 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0820.

Race & Ethnicity

Department of Human Rights Semi-Annual Case Management Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. July 2017. JC599.U62 M57 2017 Jan.-Jun.. Minn. Publication 17-0821.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 239 Art. 1 Sec. 15 Subd. 1https://mn.gov/mdhr/assets/July%202017%20MDHR%20Legislative%20Report_tcm1061-308119.pdf

Minnesota Army National Guard Nation to Nation Consultation, Camp Ripley. Minnesota Army National Guard. May 31, 2017. U294.M6 M56 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0793.

Regional Governance

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Metropolitan Council. June 2017. HT394.T9 M47dx 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0818.

Performance Evaluation Report: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Metropolitan Council. May 2017. HT394.T9 M482 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0887.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.13 Subd. 1(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160805.pdf

Retirement Income

Proposed Assumption Changes -- MSRS CERF. Minn. State Retirement System.  JK6160.P4 E9732 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0792.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170792.pdf

Substance Abuse

Klarqvist, Elisabeth. Short Subjects: Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (Updated). House Research. August 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Taxation

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: The Minnesota Estate Tax (Updated). House Research. July 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Traffic Safety

Burress, Matt. Short Subjects: Minnesota Speed Limits (Updated). House Research. July 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Transportation

Burress, Matt. Transportation Budgets. House Research. July 2017. HE196.5 .T73 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0816.

Transportation Statistics Annual Report. U.S. Dept. of Transportation. 2016. Ref HE202.5 .T747 2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service Purpose and Need Statement. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. July 2017. TF570 .T85 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0785.

Veterans/Military Issues

Minnesota Army National Guard Nation to Nation Consultation, Camp Ripley. Minnesota Army National Guard. May 31, 2017. U294.M6 M56 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0793.

Minnesota State Government Efforts to Employ and Support Veterans. Minn. Management & Budget. January 2017. UB358.M6 M563 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0813.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 94 Art. 3 Sec. 22http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170813.pdf

Diebel, Jeff. Short Subjects: Hunting and Fishing by Military Personnel and Veterans (Updated). House Research. August 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

Wildlife & Hunting

Diebel, Jeff. Short Subjects: Hunting and Fishing by Military Personnel and Veterans (Updated). House Research. August 2017. HN79.M6 S56 2017.

New Periodicals

Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education. Quarterly
A culture-based publication that addresses higher education issues important to the American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Mandated Reports

Administrative Penalty Order (APO) Plan for Buffer Law Implementation. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources.  QH541.15.B84 A36 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0789.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 103B.101 Subd. 12a)http://bwsr.state.mn.us/buffers/enforcement/bwsr_apo_plan.pdf

Department of Human Rights Semi-Annual Case Management Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. July 2017. JC599.U62 M57 2017 Jan.-Jun.. Minn. Publication 17-0821.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 239 Art. 1 Sec. 15 Subd. 1https://mn.gov/mdhr/assets/July%202017%20MDHR%20Legislative%20Report_tcm1061-308119.pdf

Engineering Cost Analysis of Current and Recently Adopted, Proposed, and Anticipated Changes to Water Quality Standards and Rules for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Systems in Minnesota. Minn. Management & Budget. February 10, 2017. TD224.M6 E55 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0534.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 4 Sec. 135https://mn.gov/mmb-stat/documents/budget/barr-engineering-cost-of-water-quality-standards-report.pdf

Grand Meadow Independent School District #495 presents... Monolithic Dome School Construction. Grand Meadow ISD #495. 2004. NA2890 .M66 2004.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 492 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 3

Office of Medical Cannabis. Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Use Program Impact Assessment Report. Office of Medical Cannabis. Feb. 1, 2017. RM666.C266 M562 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0709.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 311 Sec. 16 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 152.36)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170709.pdf

Minnesota Battery Stewardship Report. Call2Recycle. 2017. TK2941 .M56 2015/2016. Minn. Publication 17-0794.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 115A.9157 Subd. 5http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170794.pdf

Minnesota State Government Efforts to Employ and Support Veterans. Minn. Management & Budget. January 2017. UB358.M6 M563 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0813.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 94 Art. 3 Sec. 22http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170813.pdf

Minnesota Youth Council Committee Annual Report. Minn. Youth Council Committee. 2017. HQ799.2.P6 M56 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 17-0808.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 8 Sec. 1 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 124D.957)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170808.pdf

MNsure Agreements With Minnesota State Agencies. Minn. Insurance Marketplace. 2017. HG9397.5.M6 R477 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0705.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 9 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 62V.05 Subd. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170705.pdf

MNsure Interagency Agreement/Service Level Agreements. MNsure. 2017. HG9397.5.M6 R477 2016 Oct./Dec.. Minn. Publication 17-0706.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Art. 19 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 62V.05 Subd. 12)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170706.pdf

Performance Evaluation Report: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Metropolitan Council. May 2017. HT394.T9 M482 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0887.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.13 Subd. 1(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160805.pdf

Proposed Assumption Changes -- MSRS CERF. Minn. State Retirement System.  JK6160.P4 E9732 2016. Minn. Publication 17-0792.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170792.pdf

Public Interest Review: Evaluation of a Proposal for Expansion of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Bed Capacity in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 1, 2017. RC439 .P83 2017. Minn. Publication 17-0717.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 144.552http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170717.pdf

Semi-Annual Appointment Report. Minn. Management & Budget. August 1, 2017. JK6158 .R483 2017 Jan.-June. Minn. Publication 17-0881.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.04 Subd. 7http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2017/mandated/170881.pdf