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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

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The state auto dealer association said the rule set to take effect in 2024 would force car dealers to carry more electric and hybrid vehicles than customers would want, spurring losses.
“Get the Lead Out” encourages anglers to switch to lead-free tackle. The program provides a 35% rebate to bait and tackle shops on purchases of lead-free tackle. The maximum award is $2,000 total per retail establishment.
Lowell Deede, a retired wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office, began volunteering for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in 2015, collecting water samples and measuring water clarity.
Hubbard County has welcomed two Minnesota GreenCorps members in the past. Members spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues, while gaining valuable experience and job skills.
With above-normal fire activity expected in Canada, the region can expect smoky air this summer. But drought conditions in Minnesota have improved so the likelihood of major wildfires within the state is lower, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency forecast released Tuesday, April 26.
A coordinated state and federal response to the avian influenza outbreak in Minnesota is headquartered at the Kandiyohi County Law Enforcement Center in Willmar. The presence of the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in the city also greatly augments the ability to the manage the threat the disease poses to turkey and poultry flocks.

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PFAS are a group of more than 5,000 chemicals used in products such as nonstick cookware, fast food wrappers, pizza boxes and cosmetics such as eyeliner and foundation. Increasing evidence suggests they are harmful to humans and the environment.
Hubbard County Solid Waste Administrator Josh Holte said counties will likely have to complete voluntary testing at solid waste facilities, like the incinerator and landfills. UPDATE: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a PFAs monitoring list on March 22 which includes Hubbard County's north and south transfer stations.

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