News releases

Faribault business taking steps to fix sewage violations Monday, April 14, 2014

LaRoche’s Inc., a septic system maintenance business in rural Faribault, has agreed to comply with state rules designed to protect public health and the environment from untreated sewage after a state inspection found several violations.

Volunteer water monitors sought to help protect Minnesota lakes and streams Monday, April 7, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting volunteers to help track water quality changes in lakes and streams across the state.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks lake ice data from citizens Monday, March 31, 2014

Though it seems this harsh winter will never end, the big spring thaw has arrived across much of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is asking citizens to document one of the most important indicators of spring for our state – the date on which ice disappears from a lake, or lake ice-off. 

Snow melt poses challenges for livestock manure management Monday, March 10, 2014

As winter gives way to spring, rapid snow melt and the potential for flooding pose challenges for farmers who spread livestock manure on cropland. Farmers who spread solid manure during winter must ensure that it doesn’t run off the field, with snowmelt flowing to ditches, streams and other waters.

Cemstone Products Company’s wastewater discharge violation leads to water-saving project Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In addition to paying a $32,000 penalty, the company has agreed to develop a system to capture and reuse wastewater and stormwater at another one of its facilities.

MPCA, MDA propose to remove 1 site, add 9 sites to Minnesota Superfund list Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) published in the Dec. 23, 2014 “Minnesota State Register” their proposal to delete one Minneapolis site – the Bassett Creek/Irving Avenue Dump site ‒ from the State of Minnesota Permanent List of Priorities (PLP), Minnesota’s list of state Superfund sites.