News Releases: July 2017

New Richland-area hog farm proposes doubling production; environmental review underway Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hi-Way 30 Hogs proposes to double its swine finishing facility about 4 miles west of New Richland in Waseca County, from 2,400 to 4,800 hogs.

One hundred miles of sediment mar northern Minnesota treasure Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Located in the Rainy River-Lake of the Woods River Basin, a majority of the watershed’s water quality is considered good to excellent and lake water quality is very good in 15 assessed lakes.

MPCA completes 48 enforcement cases in second quarter of 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Penalties from all 48 cases totaled just over $450,000.

Perham painting and coating company to correct air pollution violations Friday, July 14, 2017

New pollution control equipment installed at the site has greatly reduced the amount of VOC emissions from the facility.

Byproducts of a working port: Comments sought for multiple Duluth harbor sites’ contaminated sediment cleanup options Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Decades before water quality concerns led to environmental protection laws, maritime and industrial activities’ contaminated the harbor’s sediment.