These, and other issues, are addressed in the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR’s) Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) rules. The Critical Area was created by Executive Order of the Governor back in the 1970’s. The rules are now being revised. The DNR is set to publish the rules in Fall, 2015. There is then supposed to be a public comment period.
The DNR has more information on their website. http://dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/critical_area/index.html
After the rules are published, we will be posting information on how you can give your opinion on what you think the City of St. Paul’s position should be.