News Releases: December 2018

Studies call for land use changes, other actions to restore and protect streams in Two Rivers Watershed Monday, December 24, 2018

Recommendations include projects to restore streams, ditches and wetlands, and voluntary land management practices by landowners to restore and protect waters in the watershed.

MPCA issues PolyMet air and water permits Thursday, December 20, 2018

During the time the draft permits were open for public comments, the MPCA received more than 700 comments.

MPCA to hold public information meeting on draft permit for Lansing landfill Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The public information meeting will be on Jan. 2 at Lansing Township Hall

Obsolete munitions to be detonated at Camp Ripley on Wednesday, Dec. 19 Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Munitions include hand grenades, blasting caps, detonating cords and fuses.

MPCA Commissioner denies permit to proposed feedlot, recommends study of nitrate-contaminated waters in the sensitive karst region of southeast Minnesota Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Citing the need to address elevated levels of nitrate in drinking water in the karst region of southeast Minnesota, MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine is announcing his decision to deny a general permit for the proposed Catalpa swine facility in Fillmore County near Mabel, Minn.

Air quality alert due to fine particles expanded to include southeast Minnesota through Thursday, Dec. 13 Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The affected area now includes the Twin Cities, Willmar, Hutchinson, Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester, Winona, and the Tribal Nations of Prairie Island and Upper Sioux.

Air quality alert issued due to fine particles for Tuesday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 13 Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The affected area includes the Twin Cities metro, Willmar, and Hutchinson.