Grants Given To Help Great Lakes CitiesThe federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.
Report: 5,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Steele Co. LakeClean up is underway after Steele County officials say 5,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a lake.
Minnesotans To Bring Fresh Water To Flint, MichiganThe group RiseUp Minnesota is working to bring a U-Haul truck full of water to the Boys and Girls Club in Flint, Michigan.
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.
4 Things To Know For Jan. 17, 2016Here's a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Dayton Looking To Feds For Water Quality Boost Gov. Mark Dayton is aiming to set up a program with the federal government to fund water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota.
Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Found In Mpls. VA Hospital's WaterVeterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital. No illnesses have been reported. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis said routine testing on Nov. 19 found the bacteria in 5 of 40 water samples.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Oil Well Out Of Control In ND; Workers Try To Plug It With MudCrews are attempting to plug an out-of-control oil well in western North Dakota by pumping a slurry of mud and water into it.
Issues Remain As Buffers Move From Capitol To CroplandState officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer battle in Minnesota isn't over.
Health Officials: Lab Employee Misconduct Prompts Water Sample ReviewState health officials say a laboratory employee is under scrutiny after an internal review found evidence of misconduct on work performed on state water samples.