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Knife River among 2,500 impaired waters statewide

November 29, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Though portions of the Knife River were designated impaired earlier this month, Katrina Kessler, manager of the water assessment and environmental section of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, said the impairments won’t affect the majority of people who come in contact with the river.
She said the MPCA tests are more of an early warning system than a sign that water is dangerous to human health. Continue Reading

MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota

June 29, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

“I believe Minnesota farmers are committed to conservation, stewardship and water quality protection,” MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine said, “but collectively, too much nitrate is ending up in streams and rivers. We have to do better.” Continue Reading

MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout state

May 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the sixth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Lake and stream monitors sought

April 25, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks volunteers to track the health of their favorite lake or stream through the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program or the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program. Continue Reading

MPCA issues fine in Pipestone County

April 16, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 51 enforcement cases in 36 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2013. Continue Reading

Air pollution advisory issued for much of Minnesota

March 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester, effective Friday, March 8 through midday Saturday, March 9. Continue Reading

MPCA offers help to businesses to reduce BPA exposure

February 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

An increasing number of retailers are offering receipts digitally via email or text, instead of on paper. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is launching a project to support this paperless receipt trend, for environmental and public health reasons. Continue Reading

MPCA invites comments on statewide permit that regulates construction stormwater

February 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites comments through March 20 on a permit that regulates construction stormwater throughout the state. Continue Reading

Efforts to clean up Minnesota River pay off, says MPCA study

November 17, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing results of testing on the Minnesota River that shows significant improvements in pollution levels in the river. Continue Reading

MPCA Citizens Board will decide on need for hog feedlot study near Osakis

October 9, 2012 in The Osakis Review

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizens Board will decide on Tuesday, October 23 whether or not to order an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Gourley Brothers Hog Feedlot in Todd County. Continue Reading