Reporter | Environment

Stanley is a native of Milwaukee and loves the outdoors. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in English.

Record number of invasive silver carp caught in upper Mississippi

Commercial fishermen pulled up the carp this week near Winona. The catch shows that the invasive fish are on the cusp of becoming intractable in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Chances of major flooding still high in Stillwater, Red Wing, forecast says

Slow melting in the next 7-10 days could ease the flood threat, the National Weather Service outlook said.

An 'uncommon common man': Minnesotans mourn Bud Grant

To those who knew him and those who didn't, Bud Grant was a quintessential Minnesotan.

Lakes vulnerable to toxic algae blooms can be seen from space, EPA scientists say

A pigment in dangerous bacteria can help forecast outbreaks before they start.

The MPCA was supposed to limit nitrates a decade ago. Officials say they can't

Studies have found that more than 70% of Minnesota's nitrate pollution comes from agriculture. Less than 10% comes from point sources such as wastewater treatment plants, that MPCA could regulate, leaders say.

DNR: Bottled water plant proposed for Elko New Market poses no threat to environment

The agency doesn't believe a California-based company's plans to bottle and sell up to 310 million gallons a year will have a significant impact.

Minnesota's drought is finally easing under deep snow cover

The state is off to one of the snowiest starts to a year in decades.

Fighting drought, potato farmers in northern Minnesota overdrew their water permits by tens of millions of gallons

They likely face few consequences, because of laws that one regulator says are inadequate.

Rush Creek fish kill likely caused by manure, pesticide runoff, MPCA says

No single culprit was found in a seven-month investigation into what killed more than 2,500 fish.

Winona County feedlot sues nonprofit members, public officials over expansion denial

Daley Farm says the process wasn't fair. Opponents say the lawsuit is an intimidation tactic.