environment

Air Quality Alert For Parts Of Minnesota
If you are going to be traveling today be aware the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for eastern and central Minnesota effective Thursday, September 14 from 12-8pm. The affected area includes the Twin Cities Metro, Saint Cloud, Hinckley and the Tribal Nation of Mill…
Minnesota Ag Department Sets Gypsy Moth Traps
A number of years ago I noticed a cardboard sort of a trap attached to a tree in my ditch. I left it alone and assumed it was perhaps part of the neighbor kid's science project. I later figured out it was actually a gypsy moth trap.
The gypsy moth has slowly been making its way westward from the…
You Can Help Save Minnesota Lakes This Summer
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, every last one of them a public treasure. And we love them. We fish (year-round!), we boat, we ski, we sail, we swim, we dive, we splash, we skate.
What we don't like is to see them covered in algae, their waters muddied by pollution and trash...
How Green Is Minnesota?
Minnesota is not doing to bad as far as being a Green State goes. According to wallethub.com, Minnesota is ranked as the seventh Greenest State. The states above us are:
1. Vermont
2. Massachusetts
3. Oregon
4. Washington
5. Connecticut
6...
Farmers Upset Over Proposed Mowing Law
Farmers are hearing a lot in the news about the proposed law requiring that landowners will have to apply for a permit to mow the road ditch along state highways. In addition, mowing would not be permitted during the primary nesting season...
Cannon River Watershed Partnership Director Resigns
In a news release email to KDHL on Monday, the Cannon River Watershed Partnership announced that executive director Bradley Frazier has resigned, effective immediately. He stated that he is wanting to explore other opportunities and things that he has interest in...
Zumbrota Farmers Protest Proposed Hog Farm
People of Zumbrota, residents and farmers alike, protested at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency headquarters in St. Paul. They claim the agency released inaccurate reviews of the possible environmental impacts of what they call a factory hog farm in the area...