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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
June 9, 2017
MPCA to host public meeting on Mississippi Headwaters water quality
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a public informational meeting to present draft water quality studies on two lakes in the Mississippi River-Headwaters watershed from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Bemidji City Hall, 317 Fourth St. NW. MPCA staff will...
June 9, 2017 - 2:59pm
May 14, 2017
Bemidji, Blackduck earn MPCA honors
The cities of Bemidji and Blackduck were among the 327 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities recently recognized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 through September 2016. The awards were presented at the...
May 14, 2017 - 6:00am
March 30, 2017
Letter: MN anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Some of the best clichés are short, sweet and accurate. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," is just such a truism. Right now in the Minnesota...
March 30, 2017 - 2:51pm
December 24, 2016
MPCA to host public meeting in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has scheduled two public informational meetings to provide updates and answer questions regarding ongoing water quality projects in the Mississippi River-Headwaters watershed. The meetings are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Bemidji...
December 24, 2016 - 9:33am
December 23, 2016
MPCA to host public meeting in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has scheduled two public informational meetings to provide updates and answer questions regarding ongoing water quality projects in the Mississippi River-Headwaters watershed.The meetings are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Bemidji City...
December 23, 2016 - 1:57pm
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