Mankato newspaper covering the environment

Blue Earth County | Ponderosa Landfill Recycling and Customer Service Building Now Open for Public Use

Blue Earth County offices announced the opening of the Ponderosa Landfill Customer Service and Recycling Building.

Mankato Elminates Organics Recycling Site Fee

Full Circle Organics

There is no longer a fee for using the orgnanics recycling facility in Mankato.

MN Water Quality Becomes a Hot Topic in Politics

Sen. Kathy Sheran has announced a bill to improve water quality in the state of Minnesota.

County and City Seek Public Thoughts on Wetland Restoration Efforts

Blue Earth County, City of Mankato and other partners are seeking public input on a strategy for preserving and restoring area wetlands. FULL STORY

Straight River Groundwater Management Area public meetings slated for Aug. 25

Straight River Owatonna

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting two public meetings in August to present and take comments on the Straight River Groundwater Management Area draft plan. FULL STORY

Conservative Deer Season Set to Rebuild Deer Population in MN

Hunters can expect another conservative deer season in 2015 as management continues to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.. FULL STORY

Mankato Taking Green Steps in the Right Directions

The city of Mankato was recognized and honored for its continued participation in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. FULL STORY

Hydroelectic Project Comments Sought

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) prepared for the Pillsbury A-Mill Artist Lofts hydroelectric project FULL STORY