MPCA Releases Plan On How VW Settlement Money Will Be UsedThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will announce the state's plan for investing the money it got from the Volkswagen emissions settlement on Wednesday.
Regulators Reveal Plan To Clean Up Water With $850M 3M SettlementResidents of the east metro are hearing from state officials about how their water will be treated years after 3M dumped chemicals into the ground.
Environmental Group Asks MPCA To Take Closer Look At PolyMet Water PermitAn environmental group is asking regulators to take a closer look at the draft water quality permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert For Large Portion Of MinnesotaThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for southwest, western and central Minnesota due to fine particle pollution caused by wildfires in Canada.
MPCA Responding To Mercury Spill In New UlmAuthorities say there is no danger to the public, but they ask residents to avoid the area while a cleanup is underway.
MPCA Releases Revised Wild Rice Protection RegulationsMinnesota regulators have unveiled the latest refinement to their proposal for revising the state's water quality standards for protecting wild rice from sulfate pollution.
MPCA: Redevelopment Of Fmr. St. Paul Ford Plant Can ProceedFord Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn't get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.
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.
MPCA: Disposable Wipes Should Have 'No Flush' WarningThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is calling for a "do not flush" warning on so-called "flushable" sanitary wipes. This comes after years of complaints that the wipes are clogging local sewer systems.
Dayton Appoints 8 To New Pollution Control CommitteeGov. Mark Dayton has appointed eight people to a new committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Dayton created the panel by executive order last year after the Legislature abolished the MPCA Citizens' Board.
30-Day Comment Period On Wild Rice Standards Now OpenThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has opened a 30-day public comment period on proposed changes to the state's water quality standards for protecting wild rice. State law currently limits discharges of sulfates into wild rice waters to 10 milligrams per liter.
Canadian Wildfires Causing Unhealthy Air In MinnesotaThe thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality conditions across a large part of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that the air quality is rated unhealthy for everyone from a large part of northwestern Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes, extending down to Brainerd and St. Cloud toward the Twin Cities suburbs.