A joint program, established in 1991, between the United States and Canada is on track to reduce nine toxic chemicals like mercury and PCBs by 2020. According to Minnesota Public Radio, a draft report says sources of pollution around Lake Superior have cut mercury emissions by 80 percent and dioxins by 85 percent.
Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'
A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.
Sven Sundgaard: What's in store for MN's weather in December?
Sundgaard recaps Minnesota's fall and looks ahead to December.
Brooklyn Park: 2 arrested after shots from 'ghost' gun killed teen, injured another
Syoka Siko died in the shooting.
Manure spill in Wisconsin leads to hours-long main street disruption
The spill was first reported just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Ice Cube to perform 2 nights at Mystic Lake Casino
The rapper hasn't performed in Minnesota since 2018.
Target's annual 10% sale on gift cards will be held this weekend
You can get a $500 gift card for $450.
Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'
The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.
Man steals car with kids inside, father tracks them down using thief's vehicle
Police said no arrests have been made as of Thursday.
Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights
The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.
Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'
KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.
MN's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Nov. 29
There are now more than 570 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Twin Cities nurses to strike for 20 days starting Dec. 11
A strike in Duluth and Two Harbors doesn't have an end date set.
One in 10 babies born near Lake Superior shows unsafe levels of mercury
The Minnesota Health Department study says the findings suggest pregnant women in the Lake Superior area "have mercury exposures that need to be reduced." Even small amounts of toxic mercury can harm developing brains and nervous systems.
Report: Ice coverage on Lake Superior down 79 percent since 1973
According to an American Meteorological Society report, the amount of ice covering all the Great Lakes has dropped more than 70 percent over the past 40 winters. The Duluth News Tribune reports the study doesn't include the 2011-12 season. As of this winter, only about five percent of the Great Lakes froze. The lead researcher says a lack of ice coverage can reduce water levels, damage water quality and accelerate shoreline erosion.
Lake Superior tops list of 'best lake vacations'
There's no question Minnesota is home to beautiful lakes, but the most popular and largest in the state has become one of the top vacation spots in the country, according to a CNN report. Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin and another Minnesota destination, Lake Kabetogama, also made the list.
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