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UPDATED: Hunter's death near Little Falls being investigated as homicide
BSU unveils $1 million student media center (photo gallery)
Shopping spree!: Local emergency officials help children buy Christmas presents
History Mystery returns to the Beltrami County History Center
Crime report for Dec. 6
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
Monica Louise Johnston
Bruce Robert Smith
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
April 15, 2016
CASS LAKE: Next step for contamination cleanup in development
CASS LAKE—A section of land in the city of Cass Lake with contaminated soil will likely receive another round of cleaning once the federal...
April 15, 2016 - 6:36pm
April 14, 2016
Fires in Kansas, Nebraska prompt air pollution advisory in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—The Bemidji area is included in an air pollution advisory because of fires across eastern Kansas and Nebraska. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Thursday afternoon issued an air pollution health advisory for western Minnesota 8 a.m. Friday. The affected area...
April 14, 2016 - 2:17pm
Grant provides incentive to upgrade diesel engines
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to give money to owners of dirty diesel engines. Of course, the engine owners would have to buy new, cleaner-burning engines or retrofit the machines so they pollute much less. The MPCA has $270,000 available to save...
October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
August 4, 2015
Dayton re-creates abolished pollution control citizen board
ST. PAUL -- Months after the Legislature abolished the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s citizens board, Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on a promise to re-create the board through his own authority. Dayton on Tuesday issued an executive order creating the Governor’s...
August 4, 2015 - 7:53pm
April 21, 2015
Area cases among MPCA enforcement actions for first quarter
ST. PAUL -- Several area cases are listed among the 58 recently concluded Minnesota Pollution Control Agency enforcement cases in 34 counties in the first quarter of 2015. Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $346,736. According to an MPCA release, environmental enforcement investigations...
April 21, 2015 - 11:20am
November 17, 2014
Local companies fined for environmental violations
ST. PAUL -- Three Bemidji companies were fined for varying environmental violations in the third quarter of this year, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The MPCA released a list last week of 65 environmental enforcement cases completed in the third quarter. Bob's...
November 17, 2014 - 4:32pm
September 27, 2014
State issues tips for smart septic care
This past week was SepticSmart week in Minnesota, officials said. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, now is a good time for families to make sure their septic systems are ready for winter. Here's some tips that can help prevent costly problems later this fall and...
September 27, 2014 - 11:33pm
April 23, 2014
Area businesses fined by MPCA
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently concluded 60 enforcement cases in 41 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2014. Penalties from all 60 cases totaled just under $345,000. Several area companies were assessed fines as a result of the...
April 23, 2014 - 4:10pm
February 15, 2014
DNR targets groundwater threats
Dan Gunderson MPR News 91,3 FM Park Rapids —A growing awareness about Minnesota’s groundwater challenges is about to hit the residents of Park Rapids in the wallet. Fees for city water are going up roughly 25 percent to help pay for a $2.5 million treatment plant. The new plant...
February 15, 2014 - 11:29pm
Former Bemidji industrial site named to pollution control list
BEMIDJI -- A former industrial site in Bemidji has been proposed to be named a Superfund site by the state in order to access funds for environmental mitigation. Nine Minnesota sites have been recommended to be named Superfund sites, including the former Cedar Services...
January 15, 2014 - 3:01pm
November 19, 2013
Minnesota adds 500 waters to impaired list
By John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH -- It’s not that Minnesota’s waters are more polluted every year. It’s that every year, the state looks at more lakes and rivers, it finds more that have pollution problems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this year...
November 19, 2013 - 9:01am
August 16, 2013
Minnesota kicks off large study of Mississippi River
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — State pollution officials have begun monitoring the Upper Mississippi River as part of a large-scale study to analyze the waterway's health in terms of aquatic life, recreation and fish consumption. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will take...
August 16, 2013 - 12:18pm
July 22, 2013
2 Minnesota agencies begin crafting sand mining rules
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota government agencies are in the early stages of developing new environmental rules governing the silica sand mining vital to hydraulic fracturing. The Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency put out requests...
July 22, 2013 - 9:36am
July 10, 2013
Smoke from Canadian wildfires affects Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Smoke from Canadian wildfires is affecting air quality across Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says monitors across the state are measuring elevated levels of fine particle pollution. Satellite imagery indicates the Canadian smoke...
July 10, 2013 - 3:06pm
July 3, 2013
MPCA updates air quality index site
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is making it easier to keep tabs on changing air quality conditions. The MPCA has finished a major upgrade of its Air Quality Index website and it's ready for the summer recreation season. While the MPCA has...
July 3, 2013 - 9:06am