A Minnesota city is fighting a new state policy intended to protect water quality in Canada. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking to cut phosphorus emissions from Moorhead's wastewater treatment plant.
The National Weather Service has announced that the flood warning for the Mississippi River in St. Cloud has been cancelled. However, water levels on the river remain extremely high. There's some minor flooding in low lying areas through the metro area.
Flood waters are still rising near Aitkin, where the Mississippi River is expected to remain above the flooding stage until Tuesday. The Minnesota Incident Command System says the river was at 18.1 feet at Aitkin on Sunday morning. The flood stage there is 12 feet.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning hikers and mountain bikers that heavy rain during the month of May has washed out some trails. Boaters are also being warned that the state's second-wettest May on record has created rising water levels at boat landings.
Stearns County has a reminder for homeowners whose property was damaged by high water or flooding this summer. Stearns County wants residents to know that if your shorelines and structures were damaged because of high water you may need a permit before doing any work.
Private well owners who have seen their wells impacted by flooding need to take some precautions. The Stearns County Environmental Health Department says wells contaminated with flood water can pose health risks.