News Releases: August 2017

Studies on Zumbro River watershed: Trout streams need protection, others need work Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Some waters are in good shape while many need work in the Zumbro River watershed in southeastern Minnesota, according to recent studies by the MPCA, Zumbro Watershed Partnership and other partners.

MPCA releases its proposal for protecting wild rice from excess sulfide Monday, August 21, 2017

After years of research, data analysis, and consultation with tribes, the MPCA has released its proposed changes to Minnesota rules that are meant to protect wild rice from certain types of pollution.

MPCA will place air quality sensors in every Minneapolis and St. Paul ZIP code Thursday, August 17, 2017

The project will run for two years and will monitor fine particles, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.

Hog facility in Mower County looking to expand production, environmental review underway Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Kevin Hugoson of Deer Creek Run proposes to build three additional barns, bringing the total number of swine at the facility up to 7,729.

Enhance your State Fair experience at Eco Experience 2017 Friday, August 4, 2017

The Eco Experience has become the second most visited exhibit at the fair, and is the largest environmental event of its kind, nationally, in the last two decades.

Bacteria, excessive sediment, low flows, more contribute to Red River impairments between Georgetown, Breckenridge Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Extensive monitoring and assessment of conditions in the Red River and its tributaries in the region between Georgetown and Breckenridge, including Moorhead, found excessive levels of E. coli bacteria and total suspended solids.