Holdingford truck trailer manufacturing facility penalized for hazardous waste and wastewater pollution

In addition to paying a $49,325 penalty, the company is working to complete a series of actions to correct identified problems.

Scott Equipment takes actions to reduce air pollution, better manage hazardous waste

The company has also paid a $30,000 penalty to the MPCA as part of the agreement to bring the company into compliance with environmental laws.

China recycling shift an opportunity for Minnesota

Focusing on local use of recycled materials in manufacturing wherever possible has created economic development opportunities around the state.

Ethanol summit getting industry, environmental regulators on same page

The 20 ethanol plants in Minnesota produce more than one billion gallons of clean biofuel annually providing a market for more than 400 million bushels of corn.

Water quality impairments, solutions offered in draft Thief River watershed reports

Two new studies by the MPCA and local watershed partners recommend Thief River watershed landowners promote voluntary practices to reduce water pollution and improve water quality. The draft reports are available for comment through July 25, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. 

Livestock farms in southern Minnesota respond to heavy rains causing manure storage overflows

If manure-storage facilities overflow, if manure enters surface waters, or if a storage structure is inundated by floodwaters, farmers must call the Minnesota Duty Officer immediately at 800-422-0789.

Public comments sought for proposed Pipestone County swine feedlot

CJ Swine, LLC proposes to build a swine finishing feedlot about three miles west of Pipestone in Sweet Township. The public may submit written comments on the proposal until 4:30 p.m. on July 18, 2018.