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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
June 10, 2016
MPCA issues air pollution advisory for high ozone levels Saturday
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for parts of eastern, southern and southwestern Minnesota from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Affected areas include the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Mankato, New Ulm,...
June 10, 2016 - 11:10pm
May 14, 2016
Commentary: SMBSC is committed to natural resources and our community
As one of the largest employers and contributors to the economy of southwestern Minnesota, the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative takes...
May 14, 2016 - 10:00am
February 25, 2016
Hultgren named to MPCA advisory board
ST. PAUL (Staff reports) — A Kandiyohi County man has been named to Gov. Mark Dayton’s advisory committee to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Dayton announced the appointment Tuesday of eight individuals, including Nate Hultgren, who is the agronomy director for Meadow...
February 25, 2016 - 8:50pm
August 31, 2015
MPCA seeks public comments on proposed feedlot expansion
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks public comment on a Pope County cattle producer’s plans to expand a cattle feedlot south of Lake Reno. Reichmann Land and Cattle plans to increase its existing 1,608-head operation of feeder cattle to 1,900 head of slaughter...
August 31, 2015 - 11:09pm
July 20, 2015
MPCA completes enforcement cases
St. Paul — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 52 enforcement cases in 32 counties throughout Minnesota during the second quarter of 2015. Penalties from all 52 cases totaled $311,303, the agency said in a news release. Area firms paying civil penalties include: Ag...
July 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
June 2, 2015
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 2, 2015 - 11:51pm
July 9, 2014
MPCA plans to reissue permit for demolition landfill near Hawick
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has made a preliminary decision to reissue a permit for a demolition disposal landfill in Roseville Township in Kandiyohi County. The demolition landfill is located in Section 28 of Roseville Township near Hawick and is operated...
July 9, 2014 - 11:21pm
March 5, 2014
MPCA adds former sign company site to Superfund list
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add the former Ace Sign company site, 300 14th St. S.W., in Willmar to the...
March 5, 2014 - 11:13pm
February 17, 2014
Would 10-cent deposit boost recycling, or crush recycling businesses? Groups are split
Environmentalists are usually unified, marching shoulder-to-shoulder to help Planet Earth. But not on this issue.
February 17, 2014 - 6:00am
December 10, 2013
MPCA holding meetings on 'impaired waters' list
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is holding a series of public meetings this month to present its draft list of "'impaired waters" for 2014. It's a list of waters that violate water quality standards. The MPCA submits the list to the Environmental...
December 10, 2013 - 6:00am
November 26, 2013
Meeting on water quality is today in Willmar
WILLMAR — A statewide plan to reduce the nutrients reaching Minnesota’s waters will be outlined in an open house meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The draft strategy developed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
November 26, 2013 - 8:07am
August 23, 2013
MPCA warns of blue-green algae potential
ST. PAUL -- With hot weather in the forecast, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning of the potential for blue-green algae in Minnesota waters. The algae thrive in hot weather and nutrient rich waters, and it can be toxic to both animals and humans. It can cause severe...
August 23, 2013 - 11:06pm
MPCA cites Granite Falls Construction Co. for concrete waste disposal
WILLMAR - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has cited Granite Falls Construction Co. Inc. for several violations of water pollution rules, the state agency announced Tuesday in a news release. The company has made corrections and has paid a $10,000 civil penalty, according...
July 23, 2013 - 3:40pm
August 10, 2011
MPCA fines Prinsco for environmental violations in 2010
WILLMAR - Prinsco Inc., a manufacturer of plastic drain pipe in Prinsburg, has agreed to pay a $17,700 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for alleged wastewater and stormwater violations. The company has also taken action to bring the business into compliance with federal...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Disposing of farm buildings gets more complicated
WILLMAR -- Tearing down and burying old farm buildings on-site is -- legally -- more difficult now than in the past. The process includes permits, site inspections, having a certified landfill operator on location, paying a state landfill tax and recording the burial location on...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am