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May 23, 2017
New standards lead to groundwater advisory in Bemidji, suburbs east of St. Paul
BEMIDJI—Bemidji and a handful of east of St. Paul put interim water safety measures in place after the Minnesota Department of Health adopted stricter standards, but city leaders stress that water here is safe to drink. The Health Department on Tuesday, May 23, unveiled new...
May 23, 2017 - 8:37pm
April 21, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Transportation funding may be on the move
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding is confusing and controversial, and Minnesota state leaders say vital. Democrats and Republicans have...
April 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
April 16, 2017
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
SPICER — The annual Earth Day Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center...
April 16, 2017 - 6:44pm
April 14, 2017
Landowners hear alternatives to vegetation for compliance with buffer law
WILLMAR — It turns out the state's buffer law — part of which takes effect this fall — does not necessarily mean that vegetation...
April 14, 2017 - 5:12am
March 16, 2017
Trump wants 21 percent USDA budget cut; food, rural water hit
CHICAGO - President Donald Trump has proposed halting funding for rural clean water initiatives and reducing county-level staff, for a 21 percent...
March 16, 2017 - 2:05pm
March 15, 2017
Cities object to high sewage treatment plant costs
ST. PAUL — The 1,700-population community of Osakis could find itself paying $11 million in sewage treatment plant work, a cost one city...
March 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 10, 2017
Study finds small public wells in Minnesota have viruses, bacteria
ST. PAUL—Bacteria and viruses that could make people sick have been discovered in small public drinking water wells across the state, according to a report released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The study, ordered by the state Legislature in 2014, found that,...
March 10, 2017 - 10:51pm
March 2, 2017
Commentary: You can by being a spring hunter for water research
Anyone who enjoys the outdoors can help with important groundwater research by reporting springs to the Department of Natural Resources. A spring is any natural flow of water from an aquifer — an underground layer of rock — to the earth's surface. I've been hunting for...
March 2, 2017 - 12:10pm
February 24, 2017
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
RENVILLE — Hawk Creek is pouring way too much sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus into the Minnesota River, and as a result continues to...
February 24, 2017 - 5:37am
February 20, 2017
Corps prepares for final construction repairs at Lac qui Parle Dam
WATSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is nearing completion of repairs to Lac qui Parle Dam. The final repairs...
February 20, 2017 - 9:05pm
February 3, 2017
Gov. Dayton wants public input on water quality plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is making another push to clean up Minnesota's waters — and says he's learned lessons from his contentious battle two years ago to implement buffer strips along the state's waterways. In a speech Friday morning to the Minnesota Environmental Congress,...
February 3, 2017 - 9:10pm
January 6, 2017
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a state Senate surprise
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County wants state funding before taking on buffer law enforcement
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners will be watching the Legislature to see whether counties will be reimbursed for enforcing the state's new buffer law before the county agrees to take on that responsibility.
January 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
November 28, 2016
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Forty-five large investors collectively managing $1.2 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation's largest meat producers to set policies for reducing water pollution in their feeding, slaughtering and processing operations. The investors, who are members of sustainability...
November 28, 2016 - 6:06am
August 19, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to campaign for clean water in coming months instead of against Republicans he blamed...
August 19, 2016 - 8:20pm