News Releases: January 2022

New MPCA report calls for cleaning up bacteria that triggers health advisories at five Duluth-area beaches Monday, January 31, 2022

A new study by the MPCA found that five beaches in the Duluth area experience spikes of E.coli bacteria, making the water unsafe at times for swimming or other recreation.

Al-Corn, Ardent Mills, Boise White Paper among 96 compliance and enforcement cases at MPCA in second half of 2021 Friday, January 28, 2022

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) closed 96 enforcement cases for air quality, waste, stormwater, and wastewater violations in the second half of 2021.

J&B Feedlot allowed discharges from unpermitted lots, manure stockpiles near 7 Mile Creek Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Owner failed to properly maintain stockpiles of manure and feed, resulting in discharges to nearby shoreland, creek.

Ardent Mills in Hastings failed to conduct more than 300 daily emission inspections, among other violations Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Company failed to notify MPCA of equipment removal and construction projects

MPCA study shows more than 80% of the Minnesota River Headwaters Watershed fails to meet water quality standards Tuesday, January 11, 2022

New draft reports released by the MPCA find that the majority of monitored stream sections and lakes in the Minnesota River Headwaters Watershed are not meeting water quality standards.