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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
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11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
Roundup is embroiled in cancer cases. Now its maker is putting $5 billion toward a new kind of weed killer
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
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Fostering fatherhood: Need for foster parents growing in Minnesota
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Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
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Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
June 11, 2019
Air quality affects health of all Minnesotans, report says
Residents of the Twin Cities metro area are not the only ones whose health is affected by air quality. A new analysis by the Minnesota Department...
June 11, 2019 - 7:54pm
April 29, 2019
Crow Wing County Board: County authorizes treating landfill leachate
A Houston-based company promises to clean leachate from the Crow Wing County Landfill and improve the water quality to the point of being safe...
April 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
April 7, 2019
Nonprofit coalition advocates initiative to preserve Mississippi headwaters. Study indicates $490-$500 million in direct and indirect benefits
A coalition of environmental nonprofits are pushing an initiative to clean up the Mississippi headwaters—an extensive preservation project...
April 7, 2019 - 10:00am
March 26, 2019
Carbon emissions hit a record high
Carbon emissions from fossil fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil...
March 26, 2019 - 4:53pm
March 19, 2019
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating,...
March 19, 2019 - 8:29am
March 7, 2019
Reader Opinion: Idle wild
Wherever I shop, I notice people leaving their cars running when parked, sometimes unoccupied. I don't understand this behavior especially in an area that takes pride in its clean water (how about clean air too)? Sometimes I see a teen in the car; haul their hide inside with you!...
March 7, 2019 - 2:30am
March 1, 2019
Minn. fishing equipment factory fined $7M for air pollution
ST. PAUL -- A state agency has levied its highest penalty ever — $7 million — against a company for polluting air in White Bear Township, Minn. Water Gremlin Inc., maker of fishing lures and battery posts, released a chemical solvent into the air from its factory, according to...
March 1, 2019 - 5:38pm
January 19, 2019
Environment: Years in the making, Whiskey Creek water project moves forward
BAXTER—Whiskey Creek collects what 400 acres of drainage through heavily developed commercial areas can throw at it, but what may be described...
January 19, 2019 - 11:00am
December 1, 2018
How a St. Paul suburb is missing out on millions over 3M pollution
LAKE ELMO, Minn. — Lake Elmo has been a player in a billion-dollar game of pollution poker. And it’s losing. The other players at the table — Lake Elmo’s neighbors — have received tens of millions of dollars from 3M, which manufactured the pollutant found in the cities’...
December 1, 2018 - 11:45am
October 18, 2018
American Crystal Sugar among businesses cited for pollution
MOORHEAD — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) concluded 39 enforcement cases in 26 counties throughout the state during the third quarter of 2018. Penalties from all 39 cases totaled more than $203,000. In addition to the 39 recently completed cases, the MPCA also...
October 18, 2018 - 6:17pm
September 16, 2018
Washington County water-cleaning projects won't start until 2020
MINNEAPOLIS — In February, Washington County cities rejoiced when $850 million was granted to help them clean up their water. But no money will be flowing soon. State agencies have released a timetable showing that it will be 2020 — at the earliest — before any water-cleaning...
September 16, 2018 - 5:27pm
August 21, 2018
More Americans will die under new power-plant rollback, EPA says
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says its proposal to relax greenhouse gas limits on power plants will cause as many as 1,630 additional...
August 21, 2018 - 3:34pm
July 27, 2018
House passes Nolan's microplastic reduction bill amendment
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's plastic and microplastic reduction amendment was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, July 25, as a part of the Save Our Seas Act.
July 27, 2018 - 9:30am
July 12, 2018
Reader Opinion: Protect our wildlife
In September 2017 NPR published an article titled, "Guess What's showing up in Our Shellfish: One Word, Plastic." The article details findings made by Vancouver Island University which found plastic particles inside oysters and clams. This spring, scientists were appalled to find...
July 12, 2018 - 5:30am
July 3, 2018
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places; no problems found in Minn., ND
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The Fourth of July fireworks display near the Pavillion on the shore of Detroit Lake draws throngs of spectators...
July 3, 2018 - 7:41pm