Mesabi Nugget agrees to penalty over air violations

The company will pay a $150,000 penalty and fulfill related requirements before re-starting the now idled plant.

Stearns County dairy farmers add water quality to chores

Working to keep the waters of the Sauk River watershed clean, sparkling, several farmers near St. Cloud stand out for their conservation farming practices that benefit water quality.

From least polluted to a growing concern, Lake Superior-North watershed faces potential land use threats

The Lake Superior - North watershed contains some of the least-polluted water bodies in the state, but land-use practices, increasing development, and a changing climate may pose threats to these high quality resources. 

How's the water? MPCA, local partners finding out

Monitoring crews from the MPCA and its local partners are beginning the final phase of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams, and lakes in Minnesota.

In Miller Creek, trout suffer from urban pollution woes

Fewer shade trees and plenty of stormwater runoff from roads and parking lots create warmer water that trout, other cold-water fish and bugs don’t appreciate.

Public meeting and comment period opening on Rice County landfill expansion

If approved, the expansion will result in approximately 18 more years of use before the landfill reaches capacity.

Underserved Twin Cities neighborhoods to benefit from EPA grant

A $300,000 federal grant may help pump economic life into some formerly polluted lands in the Twin Cities area.