News and media

MPCA Information Officers 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 the Information Officers listed below.MPCA offices in Minnesota updated 12-2017

Duluth — Lucie Amundsen (218-302-6600)

Detroit Lakes — Dan Olson (218-846-8108), covering northwest region and septic system issues

Brainerd — Stephen Mikkelson (218-316-3887), covering north central region and enforcement actions

Marshall — Forrest Peterson (320-979-1776), covering southwest region, feedlot and agriculture issues

Rochester — Cathy Malakowsky (507-206-2608), covering southeast region and statewide water quality issues

St. Paul

  • Ralph Pribble (651-757-2657), covering air quality issues and biofuels
  • Stephen Mikkelson (218-316-3887), covering Eco Experience and recycling
  • Risikat Adesaogun (651-757-2056), covering air quality and environmental justice
  • Walker Smith (651-757-2738), covering cleanup, emergency management, closed landfills, Superfund and solid waste issues

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.

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.

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