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Metal Recycling Co. Pleads Guilty To Failing To Report Emissions

A Minnesota company that recycles metal to make aluminum alloy pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to failing to report pollutant emissions to the EPA and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), the Department of Justice said. .

06/07/2012

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Minnesota’s New Pollution Watchdog Takes Control

The new head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says he believes voluntary efforts by farmers can help the state move closer to cleaning up the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.

05/23/2012

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64 Pounds Of Mercury Recovered West Of Duluth

A concerned citizen who saw an online ad for mercury helped authorities locate 64 pounds of the potentially toxic chemical, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

05/17/2012

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Dayton Appoints New Minn. Pollution Watchdog

There’s a new chief Minnesota pollution watchdog.

05/01/2012

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MPCA Board To Revisit Voyageurs, BWCA Haze Rules

The citizens board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking another crack at approving rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views at Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

04/24/2012

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Wild Rice And Sulfates Study Begins This Spring

Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.

04/16/2012

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Minn. Legislature OKs Permit Efficiency Bill

The Minnesota Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a measure aimed at speeding up the environmental permitting process for businesses.

03/29/2012

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MPCA Offers Truckers Loans To Help Fuel Costs

With diesel fuel prices climbing to $4 per gallon, Minnesota is offering long-haul truckers low-interest loans to help them save money, stay cool this summer and reduce pollution on overnight rest stops.

03/27/2012

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Forum On River Water Quality Set For Red Wing

The public is invited to a conversation on water quality issues facing the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on Thursday in Red Wing.

03/26/2012

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Northshore Mining To Pay Over $240K For Pollution

Northshore Mining Co. has agreed to pay a penalty of over $240,000 for air-quality violations at its taconite plant in Silver Bay.

02/16/2012

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DNR Says It Meets 150-Day Permit Issuing Goal

The Department of Natural Resources says it’s meeting a new 150-day target for approving or rejecting permit applications 99.6 percent of the time.

02/09/2012

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MPCA: Streamlined Permit Process Yields Success

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it’s achieving a 99 percent success rate in issuing environmental permits for construction of new projects and expansions of existing facilities within 150 days.

02/07/2012

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Public Can Help Put Minn. Waters On Low-Salt Diet

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking for the public’s help in putting the state’s waters on a low-salt diet this winter.

01/04/2012

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Minn. Agency: More Trash Means Improving Economy

Trash disposal is up in Minnesota and a state agency says that’s a good sign for the economy.

11/25/2011

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MPCA Board Approves Keetac Expansion

United States Steel Corp. has moved a major step closer to proceeding with a $300 million expansion of its taconite operation in Keewatin.

10/25/2011

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MPCA: Reduce Exposure If You Smell Smoke, See Haze

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is advising people to take precautions if they smell smoke or see haze from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area fire.

09/14/2011

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MPCA OKs Air Permit For Taconite Plant Expansion

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has approved an air pollution permit for an expansion at U.S. Steel’s taconite plant in Keewatin.

09/14/2011

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Researchers Take Water Samples For Wild Rice Study

Researchers have begun gathering water samples for a study mandated by the Legislature on what the state’s water quality standards to protect wild rice should be.

08/30/2011

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Dayton To Honor 3 Environmental Projects At Fair

Gov. Mark Dayton will honor three environmental projects when he visits the Minnesota State Fair on opening day.

08/25/2011

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Minnesota, US Steel Reach Pollution Deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state of Minnesota and U.S. Steel have reached a deal that permits the company to expand production at one Iron Range plant and clean up pollution at another. Minnesota […]

08/19/2011

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4 Minn. Companies Pay $55K For Air-Quality Issues

State pollution officials say the owners and operators of the St. Paul District Heating operation have paid a civil penalty of $55,000 to resolve allegations of air-quality violations.

08/19/2011

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Writer: Authorities Should Ban Backyard Fire Pits

Backyard fire pits have become popular in the city and the suburbs, but they are not OK with everyone.

06/20/2011

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MPCA Warns Of Impending Risk Of Harmful Algae

As the Land of 10,000 Lakes starts to warm up, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning that warm weather makes conditions right for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful blooms of algae.

06/03/2011

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MPCA: Little Improvement In Minnesota River Basin

A new study says there’s been a lack of significant improvement over the past two decades in the health of aquatic life in the Minnesota River basin.

05/09/2011

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MPCA’s Minnesota GreenCorps Now Recruiting

Minnesota GreenCorps is now recruiting host sites and members for the upcoming year.

04/26/2011

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