News and media

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.MPCA offices in Minnesota updated 12-2017

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 — Cathy Malakowsky, 507-206-2608

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

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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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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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