Groundwater Contamination Concerns Growing In Central MinnesotaGroundwater contamination is a rapidly growing concern among Minnesota scientists. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said up to 60 percent of groundwater monitoring wells sampled in central Minnesota are contaminated with nitrate.
Gov. Dayton: Water Summit Will Focus On Solutions, Not BlameGov. Mark Dayton is asking the 800 people slated to attend his first Governor's Water Summit on Saturday to be ready to talk about solutions instead of blame for the problems facing Minnesota's lakes, rivers and drinking water. Dayton picked nine broad topics he wants the summit to address, his office announced Wednesday.
Good Question: How Does Lead Get Into Our Water?On Tuesday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder apologized for the water crisis in Flint. So far, at least 100 children have been found with high lead levels in their blood after drinking the contaminated city water. So, how does lead get into our water? Good Question.
MDH: Potentially-Harmful Chemical Found In New Brighton Drinking WaterThe Minnesota Department of Health says elevated levels of a harmful chemical have been detected in New Brighton's drinking water system. Health officials say the presence of the chemical -- 1, 4-Dioxane -- does not pose an immediate health risk, but long-time exposure could present a cancer threat.
For 3rd Time, Moorhead Water Is 'Best In Glass' Raise a toast to Moorhead's drinking water — it's been judged the best-tasting in Minnesota. Moorhead water was awarded "Best in Glass" this week at the annual convention of the Minnesota chapter of the American Water Works Association in Duluth. It was the third time Moorhead has won the award.
Hudson Students Win Nat’l Science Award For Water StudyStudents at Hudson Middle School have received a big national honor. Two students placed third in the nation in the "Siemens We Can Change the World" Challenge for their project, which is aimed at protecting the ground water we drink.
Meetings Set On Reducing Nutrients In Minn. WatersRegulators are holding a series of open houses around Minnesota to give people the chance to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen escaping into surface and groundwater.
Which MN Town Has The Best Drinking Water?Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association's Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday's drinking water taste test.
Water Main Break Floods Downtown St. PaulAn underground water line ruptured early Saturday in downtown St. Paul, flooding several city blocks and temporarily causing a widespread drop in water pressure, officials said.
Water Main Breaks In River Falls A water main broke in River Falls on Monday afternoon, affecting a dozen homes and a middle school.
Mpls. Water Service Restored, Safe To DrinkFor the vast majority of residents and businesses affected by Thursday afternoon's water main break, the water is now safe to drink as water pressure has returned to normal.
Minn. Officials Warn Of Water Treatment ScamsThe state Department of Health is warning Minnesotans to be wary of scam artists selling water treatment systems.