St. Paul's Harriet Island and Minneapolis' Hiawatha Avenue are among hundreds of sites where lead smelting factories once operated. A USA Today investigation finds that - despite a ten-year-old warning - government agencies are doing little about the possibility of pollution. The factories operated before there was an Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
State pollution agency offers loans to truckers to cut fuel costs
The low-interest loans from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are to help long-haul truckers buy a small unit to cut down on engine idle time. The small battery-operated units can operate air conditioners, heaters, lights and other electronic devices when trucks lay over.
Pollution agency delays decision on BWCA haze plan
A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency citizens board put off a decision on dealing with hazy skies in northern Minnesota to give a mining company time to negotiate.
Leadership changing at state Pollution Control Agency
The commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is leaving that post to take a job in Minneapolis' city hall. Paul Aasen will be the city coordinator. Governor Dayton named Aasen's deputy, John Linc Stine, the new commissioner.
Lawsuit: MPCA allows pollution of lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for more than a decade has allowed a sewage treatment plant to pollute recreational lakes in Alexandria, an environmental law firm alleges in a new lawsuit. It's the latest in a string of complaints by advocacy groups who say the state's top environmental regulator is not tough enough in protecting Minnesota's lakes and rivers.
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.
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.
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.
Investigators look into 'unusual event' at Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are investigating what triggered a low level emergency at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant near Red Wing Tuesday morning. Plant officials say employees detected an increase in reactor coolant system leakage.
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