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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.

How to Contact the MPCA

The MPCA has offices in eight cities across the state of Minnesota.  Information about these offices is available on the MPCA Offices webpage. To contact MPCA by phone, call 651-296-6300 in the Twin Cities area, or toll free at 800-657-3864. Or use your preferred telecommunications relay service.

The Detroit Lakes Office:

Detroit Lakes MPCA
714 Lake Avenue - Suite 220
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Fax: 218-846-0719


TEST the WATER PRIOR TO CHIDLREN and PETS going in the lake.  Simple, no-cost tests for blue-green algae.  CLICK HERE and read about some simple ways to determine if a lake could have blue-green algae

PHOTO - Blue-green algae

January 12, 2017 - Trace levels of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals may be harming fish in Minnesota rivers and lakes, according to a study released today by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Sullivan Lake Sunfish - Dan Gunderson