City of Moorhead fighting plan to protect Lake Winnipeg
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The northern Minnesota city of Moorhead is fighting a new state policy that's intended to improve water quality across the border in Canada.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking to cut phosphorus emissions from Moorhead's wastewater treatment plant and other facilities in Minnesota that discharge into the Red River. The waterway flows north across the Canadian border into Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake.
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