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October 27, 2017
MPCA issues more than $170,000 in fines in third quarter
October 27, 2017 - 7:21pm
October 11, 2017
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added Willmar Lake to its draft list of impaired water bodies in the state. The designation may aid efforts to improve water quality in the Willmar Chain of Lakes, shown above, including Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
Willmar Lake soon to join list of impaired waters
October 11, 2017 - 10:25pm
September 1, 2017
MPCA issues air quality alert, includes Willmar area
September 1, 2017 - 12:12pm
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
August 2, 2017
Red River water quality 'generally poor,' Minnesota officials say
August 2, 2017 - 8:31pm
July 1, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo
MPCA fines Willmar $18,500 after stormwater audit
July 1, 2017 - 6:49am
April 29, 2017
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An aerial view of the Willmar chain of lakes, including from top to bottom: Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
With big project on tap at Robbins Island, time to focus on water quality in Willmar's chain of lakes
April 29, 2017 - 6:22am
March 30, 2017
Letter: MN anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
March 30, 2017 - 2:51pm
January 31, 2017
MPCA completes enforcement cases
January 31, 2017 - 5:26am
August 29, 2016
Tribune file photo 

The Chippewa River Project is aiming to increase the amount of perennial cover in the watershed to improve water quality. Part of that effort included last summer’s Simon Lake Bio-Blitz, shown here, where participants could view the benefits of perennial cover. Two reports on water quality in the watershed are  available for public comment until Sept. 7.
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
June 8, 2016
Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules
June 8, 2016 - 12:16am
May 19, 2016
A report outlining plans to address water quality issues in the Yellow Medicine River and tributary streams in the watershed is now available for public review. The Yellow Medicine River is a major contributor to the Minnesota River. It is shown here a few miles upstream of its confluence with the Minnesota River. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Studies of water quality in Yellow Medicine River Watershed released
May 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
April 20, 2016
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot in Redwood County
April 20, 2016 - 9:39pm
March 23, 2016
MPCA commissioner creates environmental justice advisory group
March 23, 2016 - 11:17pm
February 25, 2016
Hultgren named to MPCA advisory board
February 25, 2016 - 8:50pm
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