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... PUC to Big Blue Wind Farm and Fagen Engineering in response to possible site permit violations, including not filing noise monitoring results, and whether monitoring results from July 2017 indicated the noise coming from the turbines exceeded standards set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Two recent issues of the Herald Review deserve attention. This week was a commentary sanctimoniously-written by Gene Policinski (“Let's focus on real journalism, not, so-called fake news”). Evidently, Policinski considers himself a “real journalist” so that he can convince his readers that he doesn't ...

Residents of Maple Lake had to endure a less than pleasant sight – and smell – this week when thousands of gallons of raw sewage leaked onto a nearby lake. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MCPA) told GoMN that between 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of municipal wastewater leaked from a pipe near ...
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - A two million dollar proposal to place clean material over contaminated sediment in the Duluth harbor's Minnesota Slip is now open for public comments. The plan from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will require a temporary move of the retired ore carrier "William A. Irvin" ...
The issue is tougher standards from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as it prepares to renew Mankato's permit for discharging treated wastewater into the Minnesota River. The draft permit, which details the level of allowable pollutants coming from the sewage plant, will take effect in 64 days unless ...
... we can't say for sure if any environmental harm, but there's always the potential there," says Cole Landgraf, wih the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. ... environmental hazards - after the city was fined for having inadequate codes and no documentation for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

MOUNTAIN IRON — With many of the familiar faces on hand, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hearing on a water quality permit variance took on an unceremonious tone as Iron Range residents offered their input to the state. The MPCA on Jan. 9 issued a proposal to deny Minntac a water quality ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Friday responded to last week's decision by an administrative law judge that rejected the agency's plan to change pollution regulations in wild rice lakes. The PCA “is continuing to evaluate all available options following the recent administrative law judge report ...
The failure by the state and Enbridge to respect the environmental review process when the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency illegally approved Enbridge construction permits for pipe storage yards in 12 locations for the Line 3 project. This EIS is another example of government paperwork that fails to ...
On Jan. 11, an administrative law judge denied the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) proposed changes to the sulfate standard for wild rice waters citing it “unconstitutional and void for vagueness.” In particular, the judge found fault with both the equation based sulfate standard the MPCA was ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Friday responded to last week's decision by an administrative law judge rejecting the agency's plan to change how it regulates sulfate pollution in waters that hold wild rice. The PCA “is continuing to evaluate all available options following the recent administrative ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is satisfied with a draft water-quality permit for the proposed PolyMet copper mine near Hoyt Lakes, setting the permits up for a public comment period to open later this month. Hearings on the PCA water permit will be held jointly with the Department of Natural ...
MPR's Jon Collins reports that research from the University of Minnesota indicates farmers are much more at risk from ending their own lives than Minnesotans more generally. He looks at the factors that could lead some to suicide including lack of mental health coverage, stress and unwillingness to admit ...
Minnesota statute states that recyclers must ask permission from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) before they can dump excess material into landfills said Wayne Gjerde of MPCA. "We've never given that permission. We're a long way away from getting to that point," he said. To hear more ...
It'll be at the local West Polk Soil & Water Conservation District office from Jan. 20 to March 4, 2019. The Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and their statewide partners announce that their popular statewide exhibit, We Are Water MN, will be continuing in 2018 ...
“It's going to take a long time before we're actually going to start to see the level of chloride come down in our water bodies,” said Brooke Asleson with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Chloride seeps into the ground and gets into shallow groundwater, she said. The salt can be retained there for a ...
The decision by Administrative Law Judge LauraSue Schlatter to reject the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's new wild rice sulfate standard should stand as a wake-up call to the agency and Legislature. Minnesota's current sulfate rule is based on shoddy data and attempts to make it formula-based ...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says chloride seeps into the ground and gets into shallow groundwater so salt can stay there for a long time depending on the soil. Public works says there's been increased training for snowplow operators when it comes to salt and the harmful effects it can have.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Tuesday said it plans to deny U.S. Steel a variance in its water pollution discharge permit for the company's massive Minntac taconite iron ore processing center in Mountain Iron. The preliminary denial is now open for public comment, with a public hearing set for ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Tuesday said it plans to deny U.S. Steel a variance in its water pollution discharge permit for the company's massive Minntac taconite iron ore processing center in Mountain Iron. The preliminary denial is now open for public comment, with a public hearing set for ...
The meetings will cover both the permit to mine, which needs approval from the Department of Natural Resources, and air and water permits that PolyMet will need from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The company has promised it can mine without harming the environment. “This critical permit ...
The meetings will cover both the permit to mine, which needs approval from the Department of Natural Resources, and air and water permits that PolyMet will need from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The company has promised it can mine without harming the environment. “This critical permit ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency conducts classes for road crews and private contractors with tips to minimize salt usage while effectively maintaining surfaces, Asleson said. The aim, she added, is "to use as little as possible to get the job done." Minnesota is trying to be proactive to avoid problems ...
An administrative law judge rejected the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's proposed rule change for limiting sulfides in wild rice waters in Minnesota. The decision represents a big win for the Iron Range, which fought vehemently against the rule change, saying the potential costs to the mining industry ...
A state administrative law judge has flatly rejected a plan by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to abandon the statewide 10 parts-per-million limit for sulfate pollution in wild rice waters in exchange for a lake-by-lake system with varying limits. Administrative Law Judge LauraSue Schlatter, in an ...
Attorney General Becerra filed the lawsuit along with the attorneys general of: New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota (by and through its Minnesota Pollution Control Agency), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and the District of ...
Every two years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency creates a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards. It is estimated that about 40 percent of Minnesota's lakes and streams are impaired by conventional pollutants. Last week, the agency announced the draft 2018 Impaired ...
Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency also joined the suit. The EPA said the agency's policy is not to comment on litigation. Clean Air Act standards require that smog-producing ground-level ozone be kept below levels the federal government decides won't affect public health. The lawsuit says the EPA ...
They also legislated a study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to research a fresh sulfates standard for those discharges and how they may affect wild rice production — a major issue for American Indians and environmentalists. However, when the proposed new standards appeared, the Iron ...
The Del Zotto landfill was closed in 1996 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Two Bigfoot researchers will be in the area this week to check reports that the creature's huge footprints were found last month near Rice Lake, Wis. The researchers, from the Bigfoot Research Organization, will also give a ...
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency established the Chemicals in Products Interagency Team to enforce these laws and encourage industry compliance. Earlier this year, the Interagency Team launched a pilot investigation to ...
Marshall needs to have contract documents ready for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to review in March, city staff said. The upgrades to the wastewater plant are a separate project from plans to pre-soften Marshall Municipal Utilities' raw water. However, the wastewater plant still plays an important ...
Ever argue about which way to run your ceiling fan in the winter? Or wonder how much energy you are saving with your fireplace? Or whether Uncle John is right about bad shingles causing the ice dams on your roof? We all use energy every day to heat, power, and light our homes. And using energy ...
The state DNR and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently stated that, in the event that the pipeline is approved, alternative route SA‐04 has lower potential environmental effects compared to Enbridge's preferred route. They didn't come to these conclusions lightly. Conversely, Theis's letter was ...
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency feedlot program manager Randy Hukriede says the agency is monitoring developments with the proposed dairy. South Dakota has been encouraging construction of more dairy farms, primarily in the eastern part of the state near the Minnesota border. Boeve said for the ...
The city's Public Works Department, 610 Webster Ave., has methane gas trapped underneath its facilities according to recent tests conducted by contractors and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. North Mankato's Public Works building was built over a former landfill that closed in the 1960s. While the ...
Reading the local papers over the last several months, once again “the sky is falling” on the Range and this time the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is the cause. Covering the proposed Wild Rice Standard, articles depict the false choice of “jobs vs. the environment.” Considerable research ...
It's a noble target, if daunting, said Gustafson, referencing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's report from October on the state's lakes and streams. The draft 2018 “impaired waters list” has 618 new listings, covering 2,669 bodies of water across the state. The newly listed bodies can't fully support ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has fined American Crystal Sugar Company $135,000 for repeatedly violating its state permits by releasing excess hydrogen sulfide — the gas known for its noxious rotten egg smell — at two sugar beet processing plants along the state's western border.
The under construction Diane and Bob Meierhoff house at 421 W. Skyline Parkway sits between two other large homes on Skyline Parkway. (1997 file photo / News Tribune). Nov. 2, 1977. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency yesterday was ordered to issue to Reserve Mining Co. all permits necessary ...
After researching options and garnering public input, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said it has selected final remedies for ...
After six years of public meetings, studies, and debate, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is recommending a sulfate water quality ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's most recent study clearly shows sediment clouds the water, phosphorus feeds algae and nitrogen ...
Speaking of an issue with legs, Steve Karnowski of the AP reports: “The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency kicks off a week of public hearings ...
After several delays, earlier this year the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency unveiled a proposed new, flexible rule, that would calculate a ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency kicks off a week of public hearings Monday on changing a water quality standard that's meant to ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has recently published a sulfide standard after immense political pressure from what can be ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency kicks off a week of public hearings Monday on changing a water quality ...
As the rule is written, the Range stands in opposition against the effort of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to set a baseline ...
... morning goosed the odors from traffic "and other local sources" around the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said.


 

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