News Releases: February 2019

Red River: Water quality concerns growing in river popular for recreation Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Red River of the North, a popular recreation river, has a variety of challenges to its water quality, according to a newly released report from the MPCA.

MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop looks to collaborate as EQB Chair Friday, February 22, 2019

MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop looking forward to collaborating with fellow state agency leaders and citizen board members as the newly appointed chair of the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB).

St. Cloud welcomes MPCA Commissioner to discuss budget initiatives, agency priorities Thursday, February 21, 2019

MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop travels to St. Cloud to meeting with students in a wastewater treatment training program, and with students and staff at Westwood Elementary School.

Livestock and septic systems contribute to Minnesota River E. coli impairments Monday, February 4, 2019

There are two primary sources of concern for E. coli entering the Minnesota River: livestock from unpermitted animal feeding operations, and septic systems that represent public health threats.