The company has agreed to clean up groundwater that is now polluted with industrial toxins. But, as the Star Tribune reports, one much harder problem remains: how to remove PFCs from wastewater before the company's manufacturing plant in Cottage Grove sends it into the Mississippi.
4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul
The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.
Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis
The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.
Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers
A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.
Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar
A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.
Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list
The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.
'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice
Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.
Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant
Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.
School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty
Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.
5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities
There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.
As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access
Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.
3M's Cottage Grove neighbors dig in for fight over incinerator emissions
3M wants permission to burn industrial waste from other companies, as well as its own, at its Cottage Grove incinerator. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says even with the additional waste 3M will be burning far less than its permit allows. But a group of neighbors is gearing up for a fight at this month's MPCA meeting, saying "pollution for profit" should not be approved.
3M given final OK to burn imported materials in Cottage Grove
After more than three-years, a state pollution control board voted unanimously to grant 3M a controversial permit to start burning hazardous waste from other companies at its incinerator. Some residents oppose the plan to import waste because of concerns it will endanger public health. Both 3M and the MPCA dispute those claims.
Met Council joins state's lawsuit against 3M
MPR reports the Metropolitan Council wants 3M to pay to clean up a chemical polluting the Mississippi River. The Met Council says it will have to invest $1 billion in carbon filtration to meet new regulations on PFCs in wastewater. The agency says paying for that would require a 40 percent rate increase on wastewater services in 105 cities throughout the metro.
Cottage Grove puts Walmart decision on hold
The final approval on proposed Walmart store in Cottage Grove has been put on hold. Walmart requested that city commission members delay making the recommendation so the store could address some unanswered questions. The proposed 78,000-square-foot store will be built on 22 acres of land occupied by the Cottage View Drive-In, one of the metro area's two remaining drive-in movie theaters.
Drive-in fans heading to Cottage Grove one last time
The Twin Cities were once home to 28 drive-in theaters. But that number will be down to one after Thursday. Parents who want their kids to experience a drive-in are heading to the final week of the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove.
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