Dangerous chemicals left over at a former gas station site were discovered in Paynesville's water wells in 1997. The city has new wells now and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says its drinking water is safe. But the original contamination remains.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
Study finds chemicals from household soaps in Minnesota waters
A case study of Minnesota waters finds wastewater treatment plants are failing to remove chemicals from soaps and other household products. The chemicals are being released into the state's rivers and lakes. Scientists say at least one of them - triclosan - can be harmful to humans if it gets into drinking water.
EPA finishes 7-year arsenic cleanup in Minneapolis neighborhoods
Federal officials on Tuesday are announcing the end of a seven-year effort to clean up arsenic contamination in several South Minneapolis neighborhoods, which included tearing up more than 600 yards. The $28 million project aimed to remove the toxic chemical left by a former pesticide plant.
Crews continue to cleanup 63,000 gallons of gasoline in Apple Valley
The Star Tribune reports the fuel leaked from a pipe in mid-February at a private storage facility. City water is being tested and four municipal wells closest to the spill have been removed from service as a precaution. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimates the gasoline still in the soil is several hundred feet above the nearest city well.
Study suggests link between 3M chemical and cancer
Scientists focused on a chemical found in drinking water in Ohio and West Virginia, but they also say it exists in smaller amounts in Washington County. But a health official in Minnesota cautions that studies so far on perfluorooctanoic acid, of PFOA, have been inconsistent and the latest research doesn't necessarily mean there is an increased risk of cancer here.
Pool chemical vapor hurts two workers at Hopkins gym
Both workers are hospitalized and one is in critical condition after an improper mix of pool chemicals created a hazardous vapor cloud at an L.A. Fitness facility.
Ecolab to acquire chemical company Champion for $2.2 billion
St. Paul-based Ecolab plans to buy Houston-based Champion Technologies Inc. for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock to complement last year’s purchase of Nalco Holding Co. and grab a larger share of the oilfield-chemicals business, Bloomberg News reports.
Hazmat crews respond to chemical spill at Minneapolis water treatment plant
A hazardous materials team joined several fire departments in responding to a chemical spill at Minneapolis' water treatment plant in Columbia Heights. The plant was evacuated but authorities say the spill was contained to one room and the neighborhood and water supply were not threatened.
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