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December tornado damage near Neillsville Wisconsin

How impossible December tornadoes happened in Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard was as shocked as everyone else when 7 tornadoes twisted through Minnesota 10 days before Christmas.

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Sen. Tina Smith warns Dems she may not vote for budget bill if climate plan dropped

This comes amid a White House effort to get its "Build Back Better" plan passed.

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Warm fall weather leads to algae blooms on Minneapolis lakes

Conditions are right for more lakes to develop blue-green algae blooms.

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Aquifer energy storage project wins financial backing of Mpls city council

It'll be used to power the Towerside Innovation District near the U of M.

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Watch: Activist confronts Klobuchar about Line 3, gets little response

The senator was quickly ushered away from the scene.

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Line 3 protesters at Capitol met by state troopers

A group of demonstrators remained on the grounds after the event permit expired.

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Wildfire 200 acres in size burning on Isle Royale National Park

The National Park Service has closed a number of areas of the park.

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How much rainfall will it take to get out of this damaging drought?

The odds of the drought ending in the next month are remarkably slim, one group says.

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Diver who helped after I-35W bridge collapse returns medals in protest of Line 3

He gave them back "as an act of desperation, and because I saw no other way to help bring the necessary urgency and attention to this matter."

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Here's what the UN's climate report says about Minnesota's future

"Minnesota is an extreme climate by nature and those extremes will continue to amplify."

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Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The agency says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

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Good news: Deep freeze adds to Lake Superior's ice coverage

The lake was experiencing historically low ice coverage earlier this winter, but that all changed with the recent cold snap.

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Report: Forests, agricultural land could help Minnesota reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The Nature Conservancy's Minnesota chapter released a report that shows how many acres of trees would be needed to help the state reach its reduction goals.

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Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

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Sven Sundgaard: However you vote, climate change should not be a partisan issue

The entire country needs to urgently come together to find a hopeful path forward.

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Xcel Energy announces major drive to increase electric vehicles in MN

It aims to put 1.5 million EVs on roads in the eight states it covers by 2030.

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Weather with Sven: Fish, sharks on the move as waters warm

Great weather to start the week before more unsettled conditions arrive in Minnesota.

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University of Minnesota-Morris says it now has a net zero carbon footprint

A national leader in sustainability, the campus says it has achieved full carbon neutrality

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Minnesota AG to sue oil giants Exxon, Koch, API over climate change

Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries, and American Petroleum Institute are named in the suit.

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Way Over Our Heads podcast: Threatening impact of heat, humidity on the world

A wet weekend is ahead and the guys on the show also discuss an alarming warming trend.

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Minneapolis woman creates climate-change focused board game

The game challenges players to make a difference in the real world.

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Upper Mississippi deemed most at-risk waterway in the U.S.

Climate change and poor floodplain and watershed development decisions are factors.