News and media

MPCA offices in Minnesota updated 12-2017

MPCA Communications staff help reporters and editors track down information, arrange for interviews, and provide background information on agency work. Contact the MPCA Communications office (651-757-2662 or 800-657-3864) or one of our Communications staff listed below.

Duluth/Northeast Region
Mike Rafferty, 651-757-2662

Detroit Lakes/Northwest Region
Dan Olson, 218-846-8108

Brainerd/North Central Region
Stephen Mikkelson, 218-316-3887

Marshall/Southwest Region
Mike Rafferty, 651-757-2662 

Rochester/Southeast Region
Mike Rafferty, 651-757-2662

St. Paul/Metro Region
Mike Rafferty, 651-757-2662

Communications and outreach contacts

  • Darin Broton, Senior Advisor and Director of Communications
  • Andrea Cournoyer, Assistant Director of Communications
  • Mike Rafferty, Communications Manager
  • Kate Lamers, Creative Services Manager

Email updates

You can sign up to receive email updates on a number of issues and activities affecting Minnesota's air, land, and water on the MPCA's subscription page.

The MPCA Air Pollution Alert System sends email notices when the Air Quality Index goes above 100 in areas monitored by the MPCA. Sign up for air quality alerts on the Air Quality Notifications sign up page.

Up-to-date information

The MPCA issues news releases, public notices, environmental assessments, and other timely information on environmental issues in Minnesota. We also offer conferences, workshops, and training opportunities for residents, businesses, and government.

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