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May 5, 2019
Connor Geary gathers a bucket of water from Brown’s Creek in Stillwater last month before testing it for clarity and temperature. Geary is a volunteer with the Metropolitan Council’s Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program. It is one of several water-watching groups in the state organized by nonprofits or government agencies.
Volunteers — and even robots — monitor water quality of lakes and streams across Minnesota
May 5, 2019 - 8:45am
April 15, 2019
Trump tries to fast-track pipeline approvals; orders unlikely to affect Enbridge’s Line 3
April 15, 2019 - 5:24pm
December 20, 2018
PolyMet will use rod mills, at right, to crush metal-bearing rock from 1/2-inch-sized pieces to small pieces of gravel as part of the process of extracting copper, nickel and other metals from the mine. The mills are part of the old LTV processing plant now owned by PolyMet. File photo by Bob King
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issues copper-nickel mine permits
December 20, 2018 - 5:53pm
December 1, 2018
How a St. Paul suburb is missing out on millions over 3M pollution
December 1, 2018 - 11:45am
October 24, 2018
Montevideo business fined by MPCA
October 24, 2018 - 8:38am
October 18, 2018
American Crystal Sugar among businesses cited for pollution
October 18, 2018 - 6:17pm
August 8, 2018
St. Paul train derailment sends 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel into Mississippi River
August 8, 2018 - 8:58pm
August 1, 2018
Buses wait to go out on their routes at the MJ Ruter Metro Transit Garage in Brooklyn Center, Wednesday, Aug. 1. Fuel pumps in the garage may have leaked diesel into the soil for years.  ( Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)
Twin Cities bus garage leaked fuel into ground, the question is: How much?
August 1, 2018 - 9:19pm
July 31, 2018
MPCA completes enforcement cases
July 31, 2018 - 4:57pm
July 26, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The city of Willmar is seeking a state grant for a project at the Northeast Water Treatment Plant that should improve water quality while also helping the city meet upcoming wastewater discharge requirements.
Willmar Municipal Utilities applies for grant to help cover project costs at water plant
July 26, 2018 - 10:46pm
May 19, 2018
Dayton vetoes four bills with one day left in session
May 19, 2018 - 10:26pm
March 29, 2018
Members of the Fond du Lac Band work through the wild rice on Dead Fish Lake near Saywer, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
December 6, 2017
MPCA to close Willmar office
December 6, 2017 - 5:41am
August 31, 2017
Submitted 

Grass clippings and leaves can cause water quality and clarity issues. The city of Willmar is asking residents to clean up yard wastes from the curbs, gutters and catch basins, to help keep both the city, and area water bodies, clean.
Yard debris is a water quality concern in Willmar
August 31, 2017 - 6:44am
July 1, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo
MPCA fines Willmar $18,500 after stormwater audit
July 1, 2017 - 6:49am