The federal agency is mulling new stricter standards for fine particles and ground-level ozone, and the state would have to respond with new strategies to meet them, some of which almost certainly will cost state residents more money. Those could include requiring more expensive reformulated gasoline at pumps and adding regulatory layers on businesses.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
EPA, taconite industry spar over air pollution regulation
A plan to reduce pollution from taconite plants in northern Minnesota has industry officials up in arms. The Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to regulate sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emmissions, a job state agencies have not been able to enforce. Taconite industry officials say the tougher regulations are unavailable and too-expensive.
Consumer Reports ranks 550 Minnesota medical practices on cost, quality
Thirty-seven Minnesota physician group practices earned the highest rating for both diabetes and cardiovascular disease in a new Minnesota-only Consumer Reports ranking. However, two-dozen practices received the lowest score for both practices.
BCBS considers Mayo Clinic more costly
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota placed the southeast Minnesota hospital in Tier 2 instead of Tier 1, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Tier 1 policyholder can go a Tier 2 health provider, but they have to pay more. The new ranking comes as Blue Cross expands its Blue Performance Network.
Cravaack slams new federal air pollution rules
U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack says new emissions standards enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency are a threat to Minnesota's mining industry. The rules are aimed at reducing the haze over northeastern Minnesota. Cravaack calls them an assault on jobs and says the federal government should let the state enforce pollution rules.
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