The same company was hit with a felony charge last month for allegedly falsifying data on its pollution control equipment.
Minnetonka 22-year-old dies in motorcycle crash on I-394
The crash happened around noon Tuesday.
Car hits deer, bursts into flames on highway in Isanti County
Witnesses helped the driver at the scene.
Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it
The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights
The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.
Gallery: A look at the under construction Highland Bridge development
Take a look around the development.
Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts
Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.
Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival
The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.
Able Seedhouse + Brewery in NE Minneapolis to close
The brewery and its onsite food truck, Animales Burger Co., will both be open for their last day on Saturday.
Police investigate spate of car break-ins on south Lake Minnetonka shore
The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department received reports that cars in Shorewood and Excelsior were broken into Tuesday morning.
1 dead, 3 injured in crash involving tractor and SUV
The man driving the tractor was killed in the crash.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
The incident is under investigation.
U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Minnesota ethanol plant faces felony charges
Southwest Minnesota ethanol cooperative Corn Plus faces felony charges after federal regulators accuse them of misleading reports about pollution equipment. The latest complaint says company officials falsely claim pollution equipment was working when it wasn't. It's the latest in a series of environmental infractions.
Ethanol plant to pay $800,000 over wastewater violations
Bushmills Ethanol in Atwater has agreed to pay a civil penalty after discharging polluted wastewater from 2008 and 2011 and providing false information about those discharges.
Air permit approved for taconite plant expansion in Keewatin
It’s a huge loss for environmental groups, who have cited studies saying heightened levels of mercury can cause nerve damage and developmental problems in humans. U.S. Steel officials say they hope to start construction next year.
As heat wave lingers, so does bad air quality
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.
Twin Cities building permits up 57 percent from year ago
Building permits are on the rise in the Twin Cities. According to data from the Keystone Report for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, building permits issued in the Twin Cities this month were up 57 percent over last July, to 403, and the number of units permitted more than doubled, to 783. The data also revealed that 3,953 units have been permitted, up 75 percent over the same time last year.
As corn gets scarce and expensive, more ethanol plants shutting down
There's no word on when an idled ethanol plant in Little Falls might reopen. But plant closings are becoming more common in an industry squeezed by drought-inflated corn prices. At least seven ethanol plants in the Midwest have closed and many others are operating at reduced capacity.
High price of corn idles Little Falls ethanol plant
The Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-Op has suspended operations until they can buy corn or sell ethanol at a better price, the St. Cloud Times reports. The Little Falls plant is using the downtime to complete maintenance and other projects, but most of the 30 employees are out of work.
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