Friday, April 20, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The reports focus on human-related activities — and possible remedies — for impairments in 11 of 16 state-designated trout streams.
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.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Northern Metals plans to construct a scrap-metal recycling center in Becker’s general industrial area.
A new barn for 2,400 finishing hogs will expand the operation to maximum capacity of 4,800.
It started in 1998 with 17 volunteers monitoring the health of 22 stream sites in southeast Minnesota. Today there are more than 400 volunteers and 500 stream sites across Minnesota.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018