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  • Minnesota Farmers Battle Climate Change and Water Pollution Together
    July 30 2014
    RAPIDAN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – It’s a blustery morning in…
  • Take Action to Prevent Water Pollution, Reduce Flooding and Protect Habitat
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • Can Minnesotans Love the Lakes Too Much?
    February 15 2014
    FOREST LAKE, Minn. – The week after Labor Day can be one of…
  • "Sexy Owls" Draw Pilgrims, Protections at Sax-Zim Bog
    January 10 2014
    COTTON, Minn. – Except for his Norwegian surname, Mark…
  • Putting the River First: Minneapolis and the Mississippi
    April 10 2014
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota’s largest city has long touted…
  • A Community Tested: Duluth Recovers from Floods
    March 14 2014
    DULUTH, Minn. – The storm that nearly broke the back of…

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MN Public Radio: Random acts of conservation
Posted May 17, 2016

Farming is a big part of Minnesota's clean water problem. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimates that 40 percent of the state's lakes and streams are polluted. Much of that pollution is from soil, fertilizer and other contaminants flowing off farm fields — and cleaning it up is almost solely reliant on the goodwill of farmers. Cropland isn't regulated as a pollution source. Keep Reading
MN Public Radio: Can Minnesota stop polluting its lakes, rivers?
Posted May 16, 2016

Jeff Broberg had long agonized about the health of the Whitewater River. But when 10,000 fish died suddenly and inexplicably in the river last summer after heavy rains, alarms went off. The Whitewater, southeastern Minnesota's iconic trout stream, is known nationally for its pristine beauty and fishing. Yet the rains had turned it, temporarily, into a kill zone. An environmental consultant who fishes the river, Broberg worried farm pollution could strip the Whitewater of its trout. State... Read More »
May 1-7 is Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota
Posted May 06, 2016

Recognizing that Minnesotans’ health and quality of life depend on an ample supply of safe drinking water, Governor Mark Dayton has declared May 1-7 as Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota. In observance of the week, state health officials are inviting Minnesotans to consider what they can do in their homes and communities to protect their drinking water sources and help ensure safe drinking water. The week coincides with National Drinking Water Week, which... Read More »

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