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Water Quality

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MPCA Seeks Volunteer Water Monitors

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is recruiting volunteers to help track water quality changes in lakes and streams across the state. More than 1,300 Minnesotans volunteer to track the health of their favorite lake or stream through the Citizen Lake and Citizen Stream Monitoring Programs.

04/08/2014

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Farm Water Quality Event Set For Western Minnesota

Farmers in the Whiskey Creek area of western Minnesota are being invited to learn more about how they can help clean up the region’s lakes and streams.

03/09/2014

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Vilsack To Launch Minn. Farm Water Quality Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Minnesota to launch a new pilot project offering farmers incentives to take steps to reduce water pollution from their operations. The USDA describes the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program as the first of its type in the nation.

06/10/2013

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U Of M Hosts Red River Basin Water Quality Forum

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is hosting an international forum Thursday on the water quality challenges facing the Red River Basin in the U.S. and Canada.

12/09/2012

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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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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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EPA Announces ‘Great Lakes Week’ For October

A partnership that includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to hold a new event called “Great Lakes Week” this fall.

06/16/2011

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Water Quality Remains Steady For Twin Cities Area Lakes

Twenty-one area lakes have received an “A” grade from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

05/09/2011

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Minnesota Drinking Water Deemed ‘Generally Safe’

Most of the community water systems in Minnesota are meeting federal guidelines for quality and safety. In a news release, the Minnesota Department of Health called the state’s 961 community water supply systems “generally safe.”

05/03/2011