Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor About half a million dollars a year is needed to pay for new stormwater requirements facing the city of Elk River, and Elk River City Council members have been considering how to cover that bill. Two options have emerged: Increase the property tax levy beginning in 2016 or establish a […]

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From staff reports A dog died June 22 after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake between Becker and Clear Lake, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their […]

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The city of Elk River is among 128 of the state’s 1,360 wastewater treatment facilities to receive an award from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. To be eligible for the certificate of commendation, facility operators were required to submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River is required to contribute toward restoring and keeping a clean Mississippi River. The city has been bound by regulations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System since 2003. New obligations would be added with a revised permit that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will consider for approval late […]

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