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  • Few waters in far SW Minnesota meet swimmable fishable standards

    Few waters in far SW Minnesota meet swimmable fishable standards

    Of the water bodies studied, no lakes and few streams in the Minnesota portion of the Missouri River Basin met state standards for supporting aquatic life and recreation according to a recent report from the MPCA.

  • Meet Jim Christianson, water monitoring volunteer

    Meet Jim Christianson, water monitoring volunteer

    For 25 years, Jim Christianson has been taking water clarity readings on Round Lake in Aitkin County. At 87, Jim still regularly rows out to his site to check how the lake is doing.

  • Composting worth $148 million to Minnesota's economy

    Composting worth $148 million to Minnesota's economy

    Study shows that composting industry adds $148 million to Minnesota's economy.

  • Home tips to protect water quality

    Home tips to protect water quality

    Everybody can take steps to protect water quality. Here are some things you can do at home to help.

  • Plastic microbeads in our waters

    Plastic microbeads in our waters

    Ever noticed the tiny little beads in some hand soaps, toothpaste and other personal care products? Those are plastic, and they are getting into our water.

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