News Releases: February 2021

MPCA, Northwestern Minnesota leaders appeal for investment to help communities prepare for extreme weather Friday, February 26, 2021

MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop, area lawmakers, local mayors, and representatives from building trades and the insurance industry today made a public appeal to the Legislature to pass a $2.9 million funding proposal that would help communities prepare for extreme rain events and other climate change impacts.

New MPCA report: Cleaner tributaries, less phosphorus in discharges will help reduce algae blooms in Lake of the Woods Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Findings are the result of state, local and international partners working together to better understand and address excessive algae blooms in this iconic lake.

Air quality alert issued for east-central and southeast Minnesota Friday, February 19, 2021

The MPCA has issued an air quality alert due to fine particles for east-central and southeast Minnesota, effective Friday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 21, at 12 p.m. The affected area includes the Twin Cities metro, St. Cloud, Rochester, Albert Lea, Winona, and the tribal nation of Prairie Island.

MPCA awards market development grants to four Minnesota recycling companies Thursday, February 18, 2021

Citing win-win for environment and economy, MPCA awards new market development grants to four Minnesota recycling companies

MPCA, state agencies reveal a statewide blueprint to address PFAS Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Governor Walz requests $3 million to protect drinking water, farmland, and fish from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).