MPR: Many irrigators lack required permits

Many Minnesota farmers using groundwater to irrigate their crops have failed to apply for and receive permits that state law requires for high-capacity pumping, Minnesota Public Radio reported on Monday, April 7. MPR said evidence indicates that more than 200 of the high-capacity irrigation wells drilled between 2008 and 2012 are being used without the … Read more MPR: Many irrigators lack required permits

MPR reports on groundwater

Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday, Jan. 8, begins a time-to-time series of reports on Minnesota groundwater and the challenges to sustainably managing and regulating its use. Environmental reporter Elzabeth Dunbar is leading the project. The first broadcast looks at three new groundwater management areas that the Department of Natural Resources is creating.  MPR is seeking … Read more MPR reports on groundwater