ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is awarding 13-point-nine-million dollars in Clean Water Fund grants.

The state funding will be used to improve water quality in streams, lakes and groundwater across the state.  The majority of the grants are going to voluntary conservation projects, including two-million dollars to improve and protect drinking water.

The Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District plans to work with landowners near public water supplies to implement practices to promote clean water such as cover crops.