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Monitoring crews from the MPCA are beginning the eighth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams, and lakes in Minnesota.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is being held at the First Lutheran Church at 424 S. 8th Street in Brainerd.
Urban and agricultural runoff are impairing the quality of Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams.
The MPCA has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed project, and is making the document available for public comment through May 27, 2015.
The MPCA has reached the midpoint of their first-ever comprehensive look at water quality throughout Minnesota.
Interested parties are invited to review and comment on the environmental review document for the sewer rehabilitation and replacement project in Burnsville until 4:30 p.m. on May 27, 2015.
Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program that places members with organizations around the state to spend 11 months of service addressing critical environmental issues while gaining experience and learning valuable job skills.
In St. Cloud, Mankato and Windom, pilot projects are underway to try out new methods that may help other cities discharge fewer contaminants and treat wastewater in a more cost-effective way.
Public comments will be accepted through May 19, 2015.
Minnesota communities are struggling with the impacts of climate change, including extreme storms and flooding and increased temperatures intensified by higher humidity.
Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $346,736.
This Earth Day, the MPCA honors the work of citizens around the state who are responding to water quality threats to their beloved lakes.
The MPCA and other state, federal and county water quality experts will begin a ten-year process of monitoring, assessing and protecting good water quality or restoring impaired waters in the Vermilion River Watershed.
In addition to correcting the violations, the company has paid a $125,000 civil penalty.
Volunteer monitoring programs give Minnesotans the opportunity to participate in the long-term protection of lakes and streams by collecting valuable information the state will use to make decisions to maintain and improve the health of our waters.
In addition to correcting the identified problems, MnDOT paid a $31,380 civil penalty.
The addition of these new charging stations has put the Twin Cities in the top 10 in the nation for fast-charging stations.
The proposed water quality target is specific to this lake, and is meant to address problematic levels of nutrients — specifically phosphorus.
Comments on the report are being accepted through April 29, 2015.
The reports are open for comment through April 29.
In addition to correcting the identified problems, the company has agreed to pay a $45,000 civil penalty.
Water quality in two northeastern Minnesota watersheds is considered outstanding, and in a third, many streams have exceptionally high water quality.
Rather than relying on a single sulfate level for all wild rice waters in the state, the agency proposes to calculate a sulfate level for each wild rice water, based on location-specific factors.
If you can’t attend in person, those interested can call in to the media availability session.

Under an agreement with the MPCA, Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc. must establish recordkeeping for its air emissions permit and pay a $78,000 penalty to the state.

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