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Minnesota Department of Health to announce Drinking Water Annual Report at new St. Peter Water Treatment Plant


Tue, May 3rd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Event:

Press conference to announce Minnesota Department of Health drinking water annual report and results of monitoring from 2010.

Time/Location:

Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.

Broadway Avenue Water Treatment Plant, 1312 W. Broadway Avenue, St. Peter, MN.

From U.S. Hwy. 169, go west on Broadway to the top of the hill. The treatment plant is at the base of the water tower.

Participants:

Randy Ellingboe, Manager, Drinking Water Protection Section, Minnesota Department of Health.

Pete Moulton, Water Utilities Superintendent, St. Peter Public Works.

St. Peter city officials (not yet confirmed).

Background:

Each year since 1995, the Minnesota Department of Health has issued an annual water quality report with a summary of results from monitoring done the previous year as well as information on timely issues related to drinking water in the state. Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 1-7, 2011 as Safe Drinking Water Week in Minnesota. The press conference to announce the annual report is being held in conjunction with Safe Drinking Water Week. The new St. Peter water treatment plant, which includes a reverse osmosis system, was built to meet the growing residential and commercial needs of the city. It was completed in March 2011.

State's largest walleye lakes test 'clean' for PFCs in fish

Mon, May 2nd, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Fish taken in 2010 from nine of Minnesota's 10 largest walleye lakes had levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) that were either very low or undetectable, suggesting those lakes have very little or no contamination from perfluorochemicals ..... 
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Highway 43 construction in Fillmore and Winona counties begins May 2

Fri, Apr 29th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 43 between Rushford and Interstate 90 when crews begin resurfacing the road Monday, May 2, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Flaggers and a pilot c ..... 
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INCREASED ENFORCEMENT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST TEXTING, DRIVER DISTRACTION

Wed, Apr 20th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - Distracted drivers will be the total focus of law enforcement officers statewide on Thursday, April 21. Nearly 400 agencies will increase patrols to ticket drivers who exhibit distracted driving behavior, and as a result, ..... 
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Monitoring for radioactive materials from Japan continues in state

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

As anticipated, routine monitoring by the Minnesota Department of Health has found trace amounts of radioactive material likely from the damaged Japanese nuclear power plants in air samples taken in March from St. Paul and two other locations. The a ..... 
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Guardrail installation scheduled in Fillmore County

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

Motorists can expect brief lane closures as crews install guardrail on various highways in Fillmore, County beginning Monday, April 11. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane closures.

Highway Technologies, Inc., is the prime contract ..... 
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Report Finds Air Pollution Harms Minnesota Fish & Wildlife

Thu, Mar 17th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



(Saint Paul) - Local sportsmen called for cleaning up Minnesota's dirty air as the U.S. EPA announces new plans to limit mercury and in response to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF report finds that a number o ..... 
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Health officials investigate three more measles cases in Hennepin County

Thu, Mar 17th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Three more measles cases have been confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) since state health officials announced a case of measles in an infant on March 4.

MDH is working closely with Hennepin County Public Health staff ..... 
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MDA laboratory testing confirms E. coli O157:H7 in recalled hazelnuts

Fri, Mar 11th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) laboratory has confirmed E. coli O157:H7 contamination of in-shell hazelnuts (also known as filberts) collected from the home of an ill Minnesotan. The contaminated hazelnuts are part of a multi-state re ..... 
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