Extensive monitoring and assessment of conditions in the Red River and its tributaries in the region between Georgetown and Breckenridge, including Moorhead, found excessive levels of E. coli bacteria and total suspended solids.
Hi-Way 30 Hogs proposes to double its swine finishing facility about 4 miles west of New Richland in Waseca County, from 2,400 to 4,800 hogs.
Located in the Rainy River-Lake of the Woods River Basin, a majority of the watershed’s water quality is considered good to excellent and lake water quality is very good in 15 assessed lakes.
Penalties from all 48 cases totaled just over $450,000.
New pollution control equipment installed at the site has greatly reduced the amount of VOC emissions from the facility.
Decades before water quality concerns led to environmental protection laws, maritime and industrial activities’ contaminated the harbor’s sediment.
Summer is here, and while water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals.
According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, less dust and lower carbon dioxide are in store for the Hibbing area.
The public may submit written comments on the Campbell Dairy EAW until 4:30 p.m. on July 12, 2017.
The MPCA prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the proposal and the public may submit written comments on the Leilyn Hogs EAW until 4:30 p.m., July 12, 2017.
A new report by the Interagency Climate Adaptation Team calls out many climate change related developments in Minnesota.
This spring and summer state and local water quality scientists will be doing a second round of intensive testing of water quality and biology in the watershed.
This watershed is home to the famous headwaters of the Upper Mississippi River Basin and includes about 685 river miles and more than 1,000 lakes that attract thousands of anglers in search of walleye and other game fish.
The company will pay a $150,000 penalty and fulfill related requirements before re-starting the now idled plant.
Working to keep the waters of the Sauk River watershed clean, sparkling, several farmers near St. Cloud stand out for their conservation farming practices that benefit water quality.
The Lake Superior - North watershed contains some of the least-polluted water bodies in the state, but land-use practices, increasing development, and a changing climate may pose threats to these high quality resources.
Monitoring crews from the MPCA and its local partners are beginning the final phase of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams, and lakes in Minnesota.
Fewer shade trees and plenty of stormwater runoff from roads and parking lots create warmer water that trout, other cold-water fish and bugs don’t appreciate.
If approved, the expansion will result in approximately 18 more years of use before the landfill reaches capacity.
A $300,000 federal grant may help pump economic life into some formerly polluted lands in the Twin Cities area.
Located in the Rainy River-Lake of the Woods Basin, results from monitoring and analysis showed water quality is generally good to excellent in the watershed’s entire stream network and many of its lakes.
The Hawk Creek Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports are available for public comment through June 21, 2017.
The company must pay a civil penalty of $677,072 and reimburse the state $316,035 for waste cleanup and disposal costs and $67,000 in attorney’s fees.
Waterbodies in the northern part of the watershed, which is mostly forests and wetlands, are generally in great shape, but as the Rum River flows south, the land is more developed and pollutant levels increase.
An NPDES general permit for construction and operation of the feedlot is scheduled to be on public notice concurrently.