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DNR Plan To Log Natural Area Upsets East Bethel Residents

Just east of Minnesota highway 65 in East Bethel is a sprawling 570 acres of mature oak savanna, prairie and wetlands.

05/01/2013

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Clancy, Minnesota’s Mercury-Sniffing Dog, Dies

A Minnesota dog with a keen nose for sniffing out mercury has died.

04/26/2013

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Minn. GreenCorps Recruiting Host Sites, Volunteers

Minnesota GreenCorps is now recruiting host sites and Americorp volunteers for the upcoming program year.

04/23/2013

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Environmentalists Reach Accord With MN Refinery

Environmental groups have reached an agreement with Flint Hills Resources to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollution from its planned upgrade at Minnesota’s largest oil refinery.

04/16/2013

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MPCA Advises Farmers On Manure Management

A winter of heavy snowfall and freezing rain is giving way to warming temperatures, rapid melting and a potential for flooding.

03/30/2013

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CP Lowers Estimate Of Oil Spill In Western Minn.

Canadian Pacific says the rail line where a derailment and crude oil spill occurred in western Minnesota has been re-opened. The railroad says an inspection and track repairs are complete and a cleanup is progressing.

03/28/2013

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14 Train Cars Derail In Otter Tail County, Some Spilling Oil

Authorities say 14 cars of a Canadian Pacific Railroad have derailed in western Minnesota and at least three have spilled or leaked crude oil.

03/27/2013

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14 Cars Derail In Otter Tail County

Sheriff’s officials say 14 cars of a train carrying crude oil derailed in western Minnesota and spilled some of its load.

03/27/2013

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Minn. Officials Have Few Details On Spending Cuts

The deadline for a deal to avert $85 billion in government-wide spending cuts is just days away, but Minnesota officials are still playing a guessing game for where and when federal funding would be slashed in the state.

02/27/2013

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MPCA Hosting Wild Rice Standards Study Open House

The Minnesota Pollution Control agency will host an open house Thursday to provide an update on its long-term study on whether the state should revise its water quality standard for protecting wild rice beds.

02/27/2013

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Air Pollution Alert Issued For Twin Cities, Rochester

An air pollution health alert has been issued for both the Twin Cities and the Rochester area on Tuesday until midnight.

02/26/2013

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MPCA Lauds Utilities For Cutting Mercury Emissions

Minnesota’s coal-fired power plants have cut their mercury emissions in half over the last 15 years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Monday.

02/18/2013

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MPCA Seeks To Cut Exposure To BPA In Receipt Paper

A new project at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is helping restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses switch to paperless receipt systems.

02/14/2013

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Bongards Cheese Plant In Perham Fined $79,000

Bongards’ Creameries has paid a $79,000 fine to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for wastewater violations at its cheese plant in Perham.

12/19/2012

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Air-Pollution Alert Issued For Much Of Minnesota

Minnesota officials have issued an air-pollution health alert for the southern two-thirds of the state. They urge people who are sensitive to air pollution to take proper precautions.

12/01/2012

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Report Mixed On Mississippi-St. Cloud Watershed

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is giving a mixed report on the Mississippi River watershed in the St. Cloud area.

11/29/2012

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MPCA Board To Hear Wild Rice Study Update

The Citizens Board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hears an update Tuesday on a major study on a water quality standard meant to protect wild rice.

11/26/2012

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MPCA: Minnesota River Becoming Healthier

The Minnesota River is getting healthier, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it shows efforts to reduce pollution from wastewater treatment systems are making the difference.

11/12/2012

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Turkey Litter Power Plant Hit With $14K Fine

A power plant that burns turkey litter has agreed to pay a $14,000 fine for burning treated wood in violation of its permit.

11/08/2012

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SE Minn. Hog Farmer To Pay $14,000 Manure Penalty

A southeastern Minnesota hog farmer has agreed to pay a $14,000 penalty for discharging manure into waters that flow into the Zumbro River.

10/24/2012

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Oberstar Marks 40th Anniversary Of Clean Water Act

Jim Oberstar spent 34 years representing northeastern Minnesota in Congress, but he says one of his proudest legislative accomplishments took place before he was elected.

10/10/2012

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Minnesota Adds 511 Bodies To Impaired Waters List

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 511 streams, lakes and other bodies to its updated impaired waters list.

09/25/2012

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Eco Experience At The State Fair

Besides being fun, the State Fair can be educational, and offer ways to save you money. And one thing people can learn about is how to lead more sustainable lives while improving the environment.

08/28/2012

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MPCA Sets Meeting On Minneapolis Metal Shredder

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will hold a public meeting on a proposal by a Minneapolis scrap metal recycling company that wants looser rules.

08/08/2012

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Tests Find Big Sandy Lake Water Safe

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says tests find bacterial levels are safe at Big Sandy Lake near McGregor.

07/19/2012

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