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Train in Minnesota sprays oil for nearly 70 miles

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING, Minn. — A southbound Canadian Pacific train leaked a trail of about 12,000 gallons of crude oil Monday morning after passing through Red Wing, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

MPCA emergency responders worked with ra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

What are Minnesotans really throwing away?

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released a waste composition report, which highlights trends of recycling in Minnesota.
The study investigated what Minnesotans are throwing into the garbage and how much. The last waste composi…continue reading on echopress.com

Ten lakes, 20 streams removed from 2014 draft Impaired Water List

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the draft 2014 Impaired Waters List, which will be open for public comment in January.
Ten lakes and 20 streams reaching across Minnesota have been removed from this year’s list.
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Ten lakes, 20 streams removed from 2014 draft Impaired Water List

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the draft 2014 Impaired Waters List, which will be open for public comment in January.
Ten lakes and 20 streams reaching across Minnesota have been removed from this year’s list.
 continue reading on echopress.com

Diesel fuel spill accident reaches Lake Superior

July 11, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is monitoring the site of a small diesel fuel spill that reached Lake Superior near Little Marais after a truck accident Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading

Tests find Big Sandy Lake water safe

July 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says tests find bacterial levels are safe at Big Sandy Lake near McGregor. The agency on Monday collected water samples at eight locations on the lake. Continue Reading

Bacterial levels still high near Moosehorn River

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bacterial levels remain high in waterways near Sturgeon Lake, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning residents to be careful about coming into contact with contaminated water. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s new pollution watchdog takes control

May 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The new head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says he believes voluntary efforts by farmers can help the state move closer to cleaning up the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Continue Reading

Minnesota rules updated to fight haze in BWCA, Voyageurs Natiional Park

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

xState regulators are preparing to add some enforcement teeth to rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s list of impaired waters grows to more than 3,600

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Impaired waters are defined as having excess nitrogen, phosphorus, mercury, bacteria or other pollutants, hurting their ability to support swimming or fishing, or to provide healthy habitats for fish and wildlife. Continue Reading