News Releases: June 2014

After reported dog death, MPCA advises dog owners to keep pets out of algae-laden waters Thursday, June 26, 2014

The MPCA is advising pet owners to check water conditions when dogs are playing near lakes or slow-flowing streams.

Public invited to comment on draft plan to remove first of nine impairments in St. Louis River Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The St. Louis River is one step closer to becoming healthier than it has been in a generation. And today’s river enthusiasts are invited to comment on the plan designed to achieve that goal.

Gold’n Plump Farms penalized for operating equipment without a permit Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gold’n Plump Farms recently installed and operated a new boiler and pelletizing equipment, but did so without first having the proper permit in hand.

State agency accepting proposals for water cleanup grants Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking proposals for projects that will reduce nonpoint source pollution in Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams.

Study identifies five metro lakes in need of restoration or protection Monday, June 16, 2014

A new report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Lower Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization (LMRWMO) recommends restoring or protecting five water bodies in northern Dakota County and southern Ramsey County.

Open for comment: Environmental review for proposed hog expansion in Freeborn County Thursday, June 12, 2014

The MPCA has completed an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the proposed expansion and it is open for public comment through July 9, 2014.

Environmental review underway for propane storage expansion in Owatonna Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pirkl Gas Inc. plans to more than double its storage capacity for propane gas at 204 Mineral Springs Road in Owatonna.

Hayfield to improve sewage treatment for better water quality Monday, June 9, 2014

The City of Hayfield is planning improvements to its wastewater treatment plant that will benefit downstream waters, including the Zumbro River.

Water quality study begins in Rainy River-Headwaters watershed Monday, June 9, 2014

Water quality experts will kick off a multi-year intensive protection and restoration process for the Rainy River-Headwaters watershed at a public informational meeting on June 19, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

City of Mound is releasing untreated wastewater to keep sewers from backing up into homes Sunday, June 1, 2014

The city took this step to keep wastewater from backing up into the basements of an estimated 1,000 homes and acted after the MPCA)gave the city permission to bypass the untreated sewage.