Judge orders search of MPCA computers in PolyMet challenge

Judge orders search of MPCA computers in PolyMet challenge Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: November 19, 2019 02:29 PM

A judge has ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of an investigation into whether they sought to suppress concerns by federal regulators about pollution risks from the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.

The order filed Tuesday by Ramsey County District Judge John Guthmann sets a date of Jan. 21 for an evidentiary hearing, which is expected to last five to 10 days.


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