News Releases: February 2017

Open for comment: water quality report for Leech Lake River watershed Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Leech Lake River watershed is in the northern part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, and includes parts of Beltrami, Cass and Hubbard counties.

Comments invited on draft Nemadji River watershed reports Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The MPCA and partners found mixed water quality test results for 30 waterbodies in northern Minnesota’s Nemadji River watershed.

Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy report is open for public review and comment through March 15, 2017.

Minnesota Slip cleanup one step closer to completion Monday, February 13, 2017

The selected remedy will cost an estimated $1.6 million to complete, and caps the leveled, contaminated sediment within the Minnesota Slip.

New Ulm Public Safety and MPCA responding to mercury spill Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mercury requires special cleanup because sweeping or vacuuming it can actually increase the risks.

MPCA reaches settlement with Hibbing aircraft refinisher on air-quality violations Monday, February 6, 2017

The company agreed to correct the violations and will pay a $25,000 civil penalty.