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Hennepin County District Court Approves Settlement

On October 19, 2007, the District Court for Hennepin County, Minnesota, approved a settlement of litigation between the Minneapolis Airports Commission (MAC) and the City of Minneapolis, City of Richfield, City of Eagan, and Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. The plaintiffs had sued the MAC in 2005 to enforce commitments made by the Airport during the environmental review of the new runway 17/35 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The court had previously found that the MAC had committed to provide noise insulation to homes in the DNL 60-65 contours. Under the settlement, MAC will provide noise mitigation to more than 9,500 homes in the DNL 60-65 contours of the airport.  The following copies are available to download:  a summary of the settlement, the consent decree signed by the court, and the order finding that MAC had made a commitment to provide insulation in the DNL 60-65 contours.