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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

September 14, 2018
Turf management workshop offers tips to save money, time
September 14, 2018 - 10:30am
August 23, 2018
One teaspoon of road salt permanently pollutes five gallons of water, according to Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Melissa Barrick. Submitted photo
Class to cover winter salt use best practices
August 23, 2018 - 9:23am
August 18, 2018
Burn restrictions issued for northern Minnesota
August 18, 2018 - 7:00am
August 17, 2018
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Thursday afternoon issued an air quality alert due to wildfire smoke through noon Sunday, Aug. 19. Daniel Dix, air quality meteorologist with the MPCA, said the wildfire smoke is entering the state from the northwest and is expected to reach the Brainerd lakes area Friday.
Air quality alert again issued for Brainerd area
August 17, 2018 - 2:00am
August 12, 2018
The sun, its light dimmed and darkened by accumulations of wildfire smoke drifting across Minnesota, hangs over Whitefish Lake Saturday evening. Matt Erickson / Brainerd Dispatch
NWS: Air pollution alert ends Sunday evening, incoming cold front forecasted
August 12, 2018 - 8:05pm
August 11, 2018
Statewide air quality alert issued for Minnesota due to wildfire smoke for Friday, August 10 into Sunday, August 12. An Air Quality Alert has been issued for all of Minnesota due to periods of wildfire smoke through midday Sunday. More info is available at
Air quality alert issued through Sunday due to wildfire smoke
August 11, 2018 - 3:00am
August 9, 2018
Air quality alert issued into Thursday for northern Cass County
August 9, 2018 - 12:05am
July 27, 2018
MPCA fair booth to move
July 27, 2018 - 8:30am
February 16, 2018
Public input sought on how to invest millions from Volkswagen pollution settlement
February 16, 2018 - 11:30am
September 14, 2017
State issues air quality alert due to ozone
September 14, 2017 - 5:30am
August 21, 2017
In this 2015 file photo, Anishinaabe Todd Thompson (left) and Terry Burnett Sr. power their canoe into Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa, Minn., while harvesting wild rice Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
July 27, 2017
Local feedlot, excavation firm among MPCA enforcement cases
July 27, 2017 - 7:30am
June 14, 2017
Crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will begin to sample area waters in June as part of an effort to monitor water health.
Project aimed at cleaning Upper Mississippi River
June 14, 2017 - 5:00am
October 26, 2016
Submitted Photo This map shows test sites where samples were taken to locate the source of contamination in Backus. Sites marked ND showed no contamination, but sites marked CD have contamination detected at the indicated depths.
Backus: Family who discovered contamination waits on city water
October 26, 2016 - 9:10am
April 27, 2016
MPCA to begin water quality monitoring field work in Mississippi River-Brainerd Watershed
April 27, 2016 - 4:01pm