Spectro Alloys Corporation admits that it violated air pollution standards in 2007 and then filed false reports with state and federal regulators. In addition to a $500,000 fine, the company must come up with ways to ensure that future reports are accurate. Spectro makes recycled aluminum.
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.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Northshore Mining to pay $240,175 pollution fine
The company has agreed to pay the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over air quality violations. The Lake County News-Chronicle reports the violations were for excessive levels of fine dust that is unhealthy to breathe. The paper says Northshore is also taking steps to ensure the violation doesn't happen again.
Most of state's air pollution comes from vehicles
MPR reports two-thirds of the toxic chemicals in our air come from the tailpipes of automobiles, ATVs and boats. The Twin Cities area has so much pollution that it could soon fall short of federal standards, and pollution officials say metro residents may need to change their habits.
Report estimates 1.4 million pounds of pollutants dumped into Minnesota rivers annually
According to the report by Environment Minnesota, about half of the toxic chemicals are dumped into the Mississippi River. The Blue Earth and Rainy rivers also rank high in industrial pollutants.
Judge approves Otter Tail's half a billion dollar proposal
Fergus Falls-based Otter Tail Power has the support of an administrative judge to add $489 million in new air pollution controls to a South Dakota power plant co-owned by the utility instead of replacing it.
"Million-dollar inmates" on the rise in Minnesota prisons
More than a tenth of Minnesota's prison population is 50 years or older. Many of them who need expensive medical treatments for things like diabetes, cancer and heart disease are referred to as "million-dollar prisoners." The Star Tribune reports the Corrections Department has tripled its medical budget over the past 10 years in order to provide offenders with proper medical care.
Record-low interest rates save Minn. taxpayers millions of dollars
School districts, cities and counties in Minnesota are saving tens of millions of dollars in borrowing costs by refinancing old bonds, the Pioneer Press reports. The South Washington County School District is among the government organizations reaping the benefits of historically low interest rates. The district alone has saved more than $14 million since 2001.
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