3M settles groundwater lawsuit for $850 million


BRIAN PETERSON, STAR TRIBUNEAttorney General Lori Swanson announced Tuesday that 3M Co. has agreed to give Minnesota $850 million to settle what has been a long and contentious lawsuit over the decades-long contamination of groundwater in the east metro.

The money will be used to clean up drinking water and groundwater contamination in east metro communities.