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Proposed sexual harassment policy in Minnesota Legislature would cover everyone, all the time
Proposed tougher sex harassment law in Minnesota might be first of kind in nation
Data: April 24, 2018
Minnesota acting teacher sentenced for masturbating during lessons
Monday sports roundup: Luverne baseball team sweeps, WHS tennis team falls; SWC and Luverne shine in track
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January 8, 2016
Minnesota House Speaker calls for investigation into MPCA's pipeline review
ST. PAUL — House Speaker Kurt Daudt wants an independent review of whether a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency employee acted inappropriately during the review process for the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline. A Pioneer Press report this week disclosed emails from Scott Lucas, an MPCA...
January 8, 2016 - 9:37pm
January 6, 2016
Dayton: MPCA staffer ‘crossed line’
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said he is deeply concerned that a state staffer working on pipeline issues may have “really crossed the line” into advocacy against one such project.
January 6, 2016 - 9:18pm
December 14, 2015
City of Windom honored as Community Conservationists
BLOOMINGTON — The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have...
December 14, 2015 - 8:33pm
October 22, 2015
MPCA completes 29 enforcement cases
ST. PAUL — In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 29 enforcement cases in 24 counties throughout the state during the third quarter of 2015. Environmental enforcement investigations often take several months,...
October 22, 2015 - 8:21pm
September 25, 2015
Rules aren’t made to be broken: Despite MPCA regulations to protect water, non-compliance is a problem
WORTHINGTON — From grass clippings left on city streets to nutrient runoff from well-manicured lawns and farm fields, it seems everyone shares...
September 25, 2015 - 9:16pm
September 23, 2015
Letter: MPCA citizens' board should be restored
By Brad Trom, Blooming Prairie I am glad to know that State Senator Dan Sparks wants to see the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board restored, but his voting record doesn’t indicate that he did anything to try and keep it from being abolished. 1. In Conference...
September 23, 2015 - 5:31pm
August 20, 2015
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot expansion in Nobles County
MARSHALL — A Nobles County hog producer wants to expand his feedlot in Grand Prairie Township. Curt Schilling proposes to expand his 2,400-head finishing facility by adding a second 2,400-head barn, for a total of 4,800 finishing hogs. As required by state rules, the Minnesota...
August 20, 2015 - 9:56pm
August 4, 2015
MPCA seeks public comment on proposed feedlot expansion in Nobles County
MARSHALL — Two Nobles County livestock producers are proposing to expand their existing beef and swine operation in Lismore Township. Joe and Chris Wieneke operate a 1,650-head beef, 1,200-head swine and 90-head sheep operation in Section 27, and a 2,400-head swine barn in adjacent...
August 4, 2015 - 8:27pm
July 23, 2015
MPCA seeks public comment on proposed beef feedlot expansion
MARSHALL — A Nobles County beef cattle producer is proposing to build a new feedlot near an existing feedlot southeast of Adrian in Olney Township. R&R Thier Feedlots Inc. is aiming to build two new total confinement barns, each with a capacity of 3,000 steers. As required...
July 23, 2015 - 9:38pm
July 20, 2015
MPCA issues fines to area entities
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. Environmental enforcement investigations often take several months, and in highly...
July 20, 2015 - 8:34pm
May 10, 2015
Northwest Minnesota companies penalized for pollution violations
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Six northwest Minnesota businesses and one city have been penalized so far this year after the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed its latest round of enforcement investigations. In total, the agency finished 58 investigations statewide in the first...
May 10, 2015 - 8:08pm
February 3, 2015
Letter: When it comes to ‘real ag,’ remember the little guy
As a family dairy farmer, I’ve always thought of myself as “real ag.” Along with my daughter and son-in-law, I farm 240 acres and run a 48-cow dairy operation in Renville County. We are among the 85 percent of the state’s dairy farmers who milk 200 cows or fewer. Only 30 dairies...
February 3, 2015 - 9:23pm
January 21, 2015
Murray County Highway Department fined by MPCA
ST. PAUL — In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 58 enforcement cases in 34 counties throughout Minnesota during the fourth quarter of 2014. Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $469,815. In all of 2014, the...
January 21, 2015 - 8:28pm
December 11, 2014
Southern half of Minnesota under air pollution advisory
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota, extending into early Sunday morning. Warmer temperatures, moisture and low wind conditions are causing fine particle formation and trapping near...
December 11, 2014 - 8:39pm
Minnesota will take time to study pipeline route alternatives
ST. PAUL — It all started with a crayon. At least that was the rhetoric used during Thursday’s Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing regarding proposed alternate routes for the Sandpiper Pipeline project. The original route, along with the eight proposed “system alternatives,”...
September 11, 2014 - 7:58pm