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Lawmakers want say in 3M multimillion dollar settlement

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St. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican lawmakers want a say in the multimillion dollar settlement between the state and 3M.

3M Co. agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million last month, ending a massive case alleging damages to natural resources and groundwater in the Twin Cities' east metro.

But the settlement will be managed by the court and state agencies to improve and safeguard drinking water.

House Republicans on Monday say the Legislature should have more oversight of the new funding.

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