MPCA enforcement investigation shows failure to meet air permit requirements for the company’s three portable hot mix asphalt plants and nonmetallic mineral processing equipment.
The MPCA predicts more new algal blooms in time for upcoming July 4 weekend
Company required to pay $2.8 million penalty
Large storage tank construction without approval among violations at Chippewa Valley Ethanol in Benson, Minn.
Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help MPCA restore and revitalize brownfield locations in four target areas: the Lake Street corridor and West Broadway corridor in Minneapolis, University Avenue corridor in Saint Paul, and the city of Cass Lake in northern Minnesota.
MPCA is recruiting young professionals interested in environmental and climate issues for its Minnesota GreenCorps program. From helping communities address air pollution and climate issues to reducing food waste, GreenCorps assignments offer valuable real-world experience at sites in Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area.
Floor drains were discharging used motor oil, auto fluids directly to the ground and the company failed to clean up the contamination
Preliminary survey results from cities, counties, and tribal nations show 25 percent of Minnesota communities do not have plans to address extreme weather caused by climate change
Minnesota experienced an unprecedented number of air quality alerts for unhealthy air conditions in 2021, which were the most severe, widespread, and longest lasting on record, reaching levels that were dangerous for everyone.
Homeowners association’s wastewater treatment plant in Elk River pays civil penalty for discharges of pollutants into an impaired water body.
Three new reports by the MPCA show that lakes and streams in the Rainy River - Rainy Lake and Lower Rainy River watersheds have few impairments, but must be protected to ensure continued world-class recreational opportunities and wilderness experiences.
Fairview Township and Gladen Construction, Inc., failed to adequately prevent erosion and sediment runoff along a four-mile stretch during construction of the Fairview portion of the Gull Lake Trail project during fall 2021.
MPCA released its draft permit and environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for Heartland Hutterian Brethren, Inc., a 9,600-head swine finishing feedlot in Pipestone County.
Plan’s primary goal is to protect families, communities from PFAS contamination
Water quality varies widely across the watershed. New reports outline strategies to both protect and restore the watershed’s lakes, rivers, and streams.
Tire processor required to recover tire shreds that washed from its Savage facility into Eagle Creek, a designated trout stream.
New data reviews focused on Twin Cities metro, other large regional centers
Green Plains Otter Tail, LLC, violated its combined wastewater and stormwater permit numerous times over the last three years at its ethanol production facility near Fergus Falls, Minn.
MPCA Commissioner Katrina Kessler, city officials, and state lawmakers today highlighted the Walz-Flanagan Administration's $21.1 million request for new investments in stormwater infrastructure.
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.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) closed 96 enforcement cases for air quality, waste, stormwater, and wastewater violations in the second half of 2021.
Owner failed to properly maintain stockpiles of manure and feed, resulting in discharges to nearby shoreland, creek.
Company failed to notify MPCA of equipment removal and construction projects
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.
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.