water quality

Coastal Cleanup Kicks Off

Duluth and Superior Unite to Rid Lake Superior of Trash

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Barker’s Island Mayor Jim Paine and Duluth Mayor Emily Larson kicked off what’s being called the “Twin Ports Coastal Cleanup.” It’s part of a larger, month-long effort by the Alliance for the Great Lakes to adopt beaches, and clean them up. Last year, more than 6,300 volunteers picked up more than 11,000 pounds of trash on more…

Dayton Pushes Public Works Package for Water Quality Efforts

Multiple Projects in Northland on List

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Gov. Mark Dayton is doubling down on his call to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in water infrastructure projects. That funding is an integral part of the Democratic governor’s $1.5 billion package of public works construction. But Dayton and other public officials said a new report released Wednesday that surveyed how to improve quality showed that money…