RIVERS

Hundreds of Waterways Added to List of Impaired Waters

About one-third of the waterways are impaired for recreational use.

MINNEAPOLIS–More than half of Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams don’t meet state pollution standards. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 581 waterways to its list of impaired waters in its biennial report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Wednesday. The 3,416 waterways represent 56% of the state’s waters. They have a range of problems, including excess mercury, bacteria,…

Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Tours Flood Areas in the Red River Valley

He wants to see how much water is flowing north

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe flood fight isn’t something only people in North Dakota are dealing with. It’s also going to affect our neighbors to the north. Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure┬áRon Schuler spent the day meeting with local representatives and touring the flood area in the Red River Valley and further south. He joined State Representative Kim Koppelman of West Fargo and…

Volunteers Begin Sandbagging to Fight Flooding in Cass County

Help the county reach its goal of filling 300,000 bags by signing up online

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Cass County needs your help in protecting areas along the rivers and rural Cass County homes from flooding. The county kicked off its sandbag operations this morning with the help from volunteers and students from Central Cass. People can volunteer on weekdays and weekends through April 5th. You can purchase bundles of 1,000 bags at the…

EPA Administrator Coming to North Dakota

Later that day, he is set to tour the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND and hold another round table

  FARGO, ND — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is coming to North Dakota next week. Gov. Burgum’s office says Pruitt is scheduled to participate Wednesday in a round table discussion in Fargo on federal regulations involving navigable rivers and lakes. Later that day, he is set to tour the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND and hold another round…