Air quality alert issued due to wildfire smoke for Friday, July 20th into Saturday, July 21st

The affected area includes the cities of Roseau, Bemidji, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Brainerd, Alexandria, Saint Cloud and Ortonville and the tribal nations of Red Lake, Leech Lake and Mille Lacs.

MPCA permit governing runoff from construction sites has new benefits for permittees

The existing permit is set to expire in August, and the proposed permit features some added flexibility and reduced waiting periods that will benefit permitted contractors.

Public comment period extended for two draft Duluth urban streams reports

The reports focus on human-related activities — and possible remedies — for impairments in 11 of 16 state-designated trout streams.

By foot and by boat, volunteers take to the water to collect valuable data

More than 1,300 citizen monitors gather data for the MPCA, but more are needed to reach the 69,000 miles of rivers and more than 12,000 lakes in the state.

Draft water quality reports offer opportunities for South Fork Crow River watershed improvements

Buffer strips are the top water-quality improvement strategy in the South Fork Crow River watershed, according to new draft reports released by the MPCA.

Investing $47 million from Volkswagen settlement will result in cleaner air in Minnesota

The MPCA released a draft state plan for public comment in February of 2018, and the final version balances and reflects the large amount of wide-ranging input heard.