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Finding workers in southwestern Minnesota an economic challenge as need for diversity in workforce grows
Is the deer duel in St. Paul over? Chronic wasting disease unites DNR, Board of Animal Health
Cost an obstacle for body camera usage in Fargo-Moorhead area
White Earth Reservation receives state grant to fight 'food desert' problem with food truck
Tales from the 'Trailer Park': Randy and Mr. Lahey of the ‘Trailer Park Boys’ come to Bemidji
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Vikings best Tampa Bay 34-17
GOLF: Thomas wins $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion
NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire
SHIPLEY: In show of unity, Vikings stand together on anthem issue
David W. O'Brien
James E. Daman
Raymond Jon Kraskey
Richard "Dick" Greenwood
PATT RALL COLUMN: Louie did not go gentle into that good night: Remembering Louis Marchand
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Schools need all of our help for 100 percent grad rate
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
EVAN HAZARD: Threescore and Ten: Tuna and "dirty rice?"
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When is a police shooting justified?
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
August 11, 2017
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
ST. PAUL—The governor called for making the Minnesota River "fishable and swimmable" within 10 years. That was then-Minnesota Gov. Arne...
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
April 28, 2017
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Livestock advocates in the Upper Great Plains say it's too soon to know how a District of Columbia ruling that sided...
April 28, 2017 - 8:05pm
March 18, 2017
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Two years ago, Minnesota lawmakers jump started efforts to keep the area around Minnesota's main military base green and...
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
August 31, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last week it was a restriction on the use of some pesticides. Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton,...
August 31, 2016 - 3:00am
May 2, 2016
Burning household garbage source of pollution, report says
ST. PAUL -- Illegal garbage burning—in open fires and burn barrels—is a persistent source of pollution in Minnesota, according to a feature story in the May–June Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. Burning garbage can release toxins into the surrounding air, soil and...
May 2, 2016 - 4:53pm
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
October 1, 2014
Letter: We need to protect all of Minnesota's waterways
As I read the Sept. 20 commentary titled "Clean water proposal aims to help farmers" by Ken Kopocis, I realized how important it is to protect all of Minnesota's waterways from pollution. It is not just a matter of clean drinking water; these waterways are a huge part of how we pass...
October 1, 2014 - 11:47pm
June 27, 2014
Dog’s death prompts pollution agency to issue alert on toxic algae blooms
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking the public to be on the alert for potentially toxic algae blooms in lakes and streams. The MPCA issued the alert Thursday following the death of a dog last weekend in Sherburne County. Brock Tatge, the dog’s...
June 27, 2014 - 8:38am
May 5, 2014
CITY GOVERNMENT: City votes to sell land to McDonald's operator
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council voted Monday to draw up a purchase agreement with McDonald's operator Corey Klinefelter to buy a plot of...
May 5, 2014 - 9:28pm
November 20, 2013
MPCA official going to Washington to talk nitrates
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A leading Minnesota Pollution Control Agency official is going to Washington for a White House-organized brainstorming session on reducing nitrate contamination in the Mississippi River basin. Rebecca Flood, the MPCA's assistant commissioner for water policy,...
November 20, 2013 - 10:42am
November 15, 2013
State plans to test 70,000 private wells
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to test 70,000 private wells in the state's farming regions to measure nitrogen that seeps into the ground after fertilizing. The state says the level of pollution from tons of fertilizer that's applied each...
November 15, 2013 - 8:58am
August 30, 2013
Plastic polluting the Great Lakes
Forum News Service A second summer research tour of the Great Lakes has confirmed what the first one found — a wealth of tiny plastic particles is polluting the water. Mary Balcer, director of the Lake Superior Research Institute at UWS, who has studied more traditional Great...
August 30, 2013 - 9:29am
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
November 29, 2012
MPCA to list polluted rice waters
By Stephanie Hemphill, Minnesota Public Radio News ST. PAUL – Lakes and rivers that cannot sustain wild rice beds due to pollution will be added to a list compiled by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
November 29, 2012 - 11:21pm
August 27, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
What drives MPCA violations?
August 27, 2012 - 11:53pm