Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Toro honored with 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award

The Toro Company recently was honored with a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award for its continued efforts to promote water conservation through activities including training, trade shows and expos educating their contractors, distributors and consumers.
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Minnesota DNR confirms Rodmen Smith as new Enforcement Division director

Lt. Col. Rodmen Smith recently replaced Col. Ken Soring as Enforcement Division director with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which will see him oversee 250 employees and a $38-million budget.
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Minnesota DNR announces 44 state conservation grants worth $5.7 million

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently awarded conservation grants totalling $5.7 million to 44 organizations after a record-breaking application period that saw the department receive 68 requests worth a total of $11.1 million.
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Minnesota DNR accepting applications for committee on aquatic invasive species

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced this week that it is accepting applications for its Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee.
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Minnesota releases report on Goose Creek Watershed

The reports outline measures to protect and restore the waterway.
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Minnesota provides information on new buffer law for the state's streams and rivers

The law aims to combat runoff pollution through the creation of 50-foot vegetation buffers along rivers, streams and ditches.
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Minnesota DNR confirms zebra mussel infestation in Christmas Lake

Despite aggressive treatment earlier in the year, the invasive species has established a colony in Shorewood’s Christmas Lake.
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Minnesota issues fine particle pollution warning for southern part of state

The warning arose from increased levels of pollutants that could cause health problems for certain individuals.
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Minnesota prepares for next round of clean diesel grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will likely award roughly $270,000 in federal grants in late October to fund diesel engine replacement or retrofitting, a move that could cut emissions by an equivalent of thousands of cars.
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Minnesota agency fights environmental impact on St. Louis Bay site

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is fighting the fallout from more than 150 years of historic industrial activity in an aquatic habitat restoration project for the 21st Avenue West channel of St. Louis Bay.
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Minnesota DNR begins pilot program to combat zebra mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced  Monday that after discovering small infestations of zebra mussels in some of the state's lakes, it will be initiating pilot projects designed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC).
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MPCA seeking public comment on St. Louis Bay aquatic habitat restoration project

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now accepting public comments on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for its aquatic habitat restoration project in Duluth, Minnesota, which would impact roughly 350 acres in the 21st Avenue West channel of St. Louis Bay.
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MPCA open to comments on Valley Branch Watershed reports

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced this week that it is accepting public comments on two reports assembled in partnership with local organizations on the health and restoration of the Valley Branch sub-watershed, which is part of the Lower St. Croix watershed.
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Public comment period opens on Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday that it is accepting public comments on a draft environmental impact statement for a flood diversion project that would put a high-hazard dam on the Red River, potentially affecting the Fargo-Moorhead area.
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Minnesota pheasant population surges 33 percent in past year

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said on Tuesday that the state’s pheasant population has increased 33 percent from 2014, despite continued habitat loss blamed for an overall decline, with the 2015 pheasant index 39 percent below the 10-year average and 59 percent below the long-term average.
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Minnesota announces 5,000 new acres of wildlife management areas

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Monday that it has designated an additional 5,000 acres of land as wildlife management areas (WMA), bringing the state’s total acreage of WMAs to 1.3 million.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks public comment on new chloride pollution reduction plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking public comment on a new report and draft regulation seeking the restoration of 37 surface waters and the protection of surface water and groundwater against chloride pollution in the seven-county metro area.
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Minnesota seeks public input on proposed ash-landfill expansion

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently said that it is accepting public comments until Aug. 5 on a proposed expansion of Xcel Energy’s ash landfill near Mankato that would grow by 4.1 acres and allow the landfill to operate for 13 more years.
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Minn. awards grants for small business VOC emission reductions

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued more than $400,000 in grants to 12 businesses.
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