News Releases: February 2020

Coming to a library near you: Exhibit on southeast Minnesota’s unique geology Friday, February 21, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently developed a traveling exhibit on the karst geology of southeastern Minnesota. It's available to libraries through the Minnesota State Library Service.

MPCA closes 109 enforcement cases in second half of 2019 Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today announced it has concluded 109 enforcement cases in the second half of 2019.

MPCA reviews swine feedlot expansion in Otter Tail County Monday, February 10, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released its draft permit and an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for Otter Wings LLP’s proposed swine facility expansion in Otter Tail County, near Sebeka.

Agencies conclude investigation: Contaminated runoff suspected in Garvin Brook fish kill Thursday, February 6, 2020

Three state agencies have concluded their investigation of a fish kill in Garvin Brook, a designated trout stream in Winona County, that occurred in September 2019.

O’Day Equipment to pay $14,000 for storage tank violations in Duluth, Bemidji, and Grand Rapids Thursday, February 6, 2020

O’Day Equipment LLC, a storage tank service and supply company based in Fargo, N.D., has agreed to pay a $14,000 civil penalty to the MPCA for violations related to installing, repairing, removing, and testing underground storage tanks.

MPCA announces revised Enbridge Line 3 replacement permit schedule Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The MPCA today announced its revised Enbridge Line 3 replacement permit schedule.

MPCA seeks help in restoring and protecting the Mississippi River-Sartell Watershed Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The MPCA has scheduled two meetings for people interested in ongoing water quality projects in the Mississippi River-Sartell Watershed.

Comment period extended for greenhouse gas supplement and draft permit for dairy expansion in Winona County Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The MPCA has extended the public comment period on its greenhouse gas estimate and draft permit for the Daley Farms dairy expansion in Winona County.

MPCA reviews Edina sanitary sewer upgrade Monday, February 3, 2020

The MPCA has prepared an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed project by the City of Edina, upgrading its sanitary sewer in the Southdale Mall area.