Friday looks like another of those muggy days that keep air pollution trapped near the ground. The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality advisory for the Twin Cities and Rochester from noon to midnight. Conditions got bad enough on Wednesday that the agency upgraded its advisory to a health alert.
Man killed by St. Paul police ID'd by family, community demands answers
The man was identified as 24-year-old Howard Johnson.
Quick shot of snow to impact morning commute in Twin Cities
Snow is moving into the metro Wednesday morning.
Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer
The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.
I-94 temporarily closed in Moorhead as man was rescued from bridge
The man was on a railroad bridge support pillar.
Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'
The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.
3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead
The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.
Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?
Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.
Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota
The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.
Minnesota cowboy severely injured while bull riding at national tournament
Reid Oftedahl suffered a head and neck injury.
Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion
The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.
Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break
The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.
High temps in Twin Cities trigger heat, air-quality warnings
A high of 93-degrees in the Twin Cities Wednesday triggered heat and air-quality warnings, but the metro wasn't the only area to feel the heat: The National Weather Service also issued heat advisories for southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Report: Air quality in Ramsey County worst in the state
The American Lung Association released its "State of the Air" report Wednesday and has given Ramsey County an "F" for "short-term particle pollution." That's down from a "B'' in 2009, a "C" in 2010 and a "D'' in 2011. Overall, Minnesota earned better grades for "high ozone days," but lower grades for "high particle pollution days."
Corn Plus ethanol plant fined again, accused of violating air-quality permit
The same company was hit with a felony charge last month for allegedly falsifying data on its pollution control equipment.
Air quality alert issued for area of Minnesota, including Twin Cities
The alert is in effect till noon Sunday.
Heat wave raises risk of West Nile Virus
Health officials want to be generous with the bug spray during the heat wave that's settling over Minnesota. Late summer heat creates ideal conditions for the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus. In the Twin Cities, the mosquito control district is chemically treating 77,000 storm drains.
Money pumped into Sauk River water quality
The Sauk River Watershed District received a $298,000 grant and $175,000 loan to reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment reaching the river through storm drains and runoff, the St. Cloud Times reports. The project area includes St. Cloud, Waite Park and St. Joseph. The aid was recently approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
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