Three Grant County feedlot projects open for permitting, environmental review comments

Spring Valley Farms LLP is proposing to build two new swine feedlots and expand an existing site about four miles northeast of Nashua in the northwest corner of Grant County.

New studies find that land alterations impair fish, insects, and recreation in Bois de Sioux River Watershed

To significantly improve water quality, the MPCA and its partners recommend that landowners make voluntary changes to their agricultural practices.

20 years and 400 inspiring volunteers yield priceless water quality information

More than 400 volunteers monitor 500 stream sites across the state as part of the Citizen Stream Monitoring program.

MPCA offers grants to cut air emissions, improve air quality

Potential projects that could be funded include switching to water-based or low-VOC solvents, inks, coatings or cleaners, or buying alternative process equipment or vehicles.

Duluth’s urban streams feature trout, pollution and rays of hope

Few U.S. urban areas can boast of having anything close to Duluth’s 16 state-designated trout streams and 43 named streams within the city’s boundaries, but urban streams often suffer predictable consequences.

Cloquet ceiling tile plant penalized for adverse air quality impacts

Between July 2014 and October 2016, the company self-reported that it violated its air quality permits for emissions exceedances or missed equipment testing 32 times.