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.
I-94 eastbound closed after trucks crash, potatoes spill
The potatoes are freezing to the freeway.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Minnesota poised to be 1st state to ban soap chemical triclosan
The chemical in hand soap hurts Minnesota waterways
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.
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.
Paynesville weary of 14-year wait for chemical cleanup
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.
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