Coal plants in our neighbor state have been violating clean air rules for years with little push back from state or federal regulators, according to a report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and other news organizations. But the nonprofit Sierra Club has campaigned for a decade and applied legal pressure to force energy producers to cut emissions.
Reporter/anchor leaving Rochester for new role at WCCO
Beret Leone is saying goodbye to KTTC-TV.
Authorities investigating false active shooter reports at Minnesota schools
This is a developing story.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane gets 3 years for involvement in killing of George Floyd
Lane took a plea agreement earlier in the state case.
Minnesota's smallest bat species under review for endangered status
Tricolored bats are declining rapidly.
Here are the largest hail reports to NWS Twin Cities Tuesday night
River Falls got hit by some massive hail Tuesday night.
Police: Man jumped on train, attacked engineer with knife near St. Cloud
The rock train had just left St. Cloud when the suspect jumped aboard.
Minneapolis provides update on man's death following police call
The incident happened at a house in Northeast Minneapolis, with a witness saying the man had shot himself.
Spark ignites fire at produce farm near Park Rapids
The fire at Carter's Red Wagon Farm left three buildings a "total loss."
A mistake leads to new drinks from Duluth cidery, distillery
Wild State Cider and Vikre Distillery will be debuting their new beverages this week.
Developer buys downtown block, plans $400M residential buildings
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023.
Rochester man identified as Loring Park shooting victim
The shooting happened after an altercation took place outside of a business.
North Dakota coal plants to pump their CO2 underground in the future
Therefore, North Dakota officials feel the state should be exempt from a Minnesota law that requires utilities to pay more to burn coal, even those from out-of-state. It's part of Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 that requires new coal power emissions to be offset.
Duluth-based utility not ready to shut down old coal plants
Minnesota Power says it wants to further study the environmental benefits and economic impacts. The Department of Commerce recommends closing at least three of utility's coal-burning plants by 2016. Each unit is more than 50 years old. Environmental groups have also urged closing the coal power plants, while industrial users want state regulators to disregard the advice.
State officials push to shutdown coal plants
Minnesota's Department of Commerce recommends closing Minnesota Power’s five oldest coal-fired power plants by 2020 to save consumers money. The Duluth News Tribune reports environmental groups have also sent letters urging the Public Utilities Commission to close the plants to reduce emissions.
Federal regulators say Minn. taconite plants must cut emissions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is imposing new air pollution regulations for the taconite industry in northern Minnesota that go beyond state regulations. The Duluth News Tribune reports the new federal rules require plants to install technology to reduce smokestack emissions that cause haze and lung ailments.
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