News Releases: December 2021

MPCA reports: Protecting good water quality a priority for Rapid River Watershed Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Two new reports by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) show water quality in the Rapid River Watershed near Baudette in far north-central Minnesota is generally good.

Five Star Dairy penalized for manure runoff into Buffalo Creek Tuesday, December 14, 2021

According to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enforcement investigation, mismanagement of feed and manure storage areas at Five Star Dairy, near Gaylord, allowed manure contaminated runoff to drain into nearby Buffalo Creek in the spring of 2021.

Carver County, Veit Companies penalized for damages to Chaska wetland Tuesday, December 14, 2021

According to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enforcement investigation, Carver County and Veit Companies, LLC, failed to adequately use sediment control measures during summer 2021 construction at the Trunk Highway 5 Regional Trail.

MPCA, DNR: Minnesota’s lake ice season decreased by up to 14 days due to climate change Friday, December 10, 2021

Climate change is chipping away at Minnesota’s winter ice, according to data by the MPCA and DNR. On average, the state has lost 10 to 14 days of lake ice over the past 50 years.

Holst Township, Triple D Construction completed road project without required permits Thursday, December 9, 2021

According to an MPCA enforcement investigation, Holst Township and Triple D Construction & Leasing, Inc., completed a road project in July 2020, without obtaining required construction stormwater permits.

MPCA finds no impact on groundwater, increased greenhouse gas emissions in proposed Burnsville Sanitary Landfill expansion Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The MPCA today released its final supplemental environmental impact statement analysis for the proposed expansion of the Burnsville Sanitary Landfill, determining the expansion would not affect groundwater quality.