Study: MN Air Pollution Plays Measurable Role In HealthA new report from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found even low levels of air pollution can contribute to serious illnesses and early death. The report, which analyzed data from 2013, says five to ten percent of deceased Minnesotans died partly because of air pollution.
Heat Wave Triggers Air Quality Alert In Twin Cities, Southern Minn.The MPCA is warning children, teenagers and people with sensitive breathing conditions to limit their time outdoors.
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.