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Ways to mark Earth Day in Minnesota

The world marks Earth Day on April 22.

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Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled

A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.

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Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed

The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.

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13,000 pieces of trash found in, along Mississippi in St. Paul

The litter was logged this spring as part of a community science pilot.

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MN lakes have 2 fewer weeks of ice cover versus 50 years ago

The cascading effects of the warming climate threaten the state's valuable outdoors.

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People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.

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Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

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MPCA seeks to add 300-plus lakes, streams to impaired waters list

For the first time, the MPCA listed waters in greater Minnesota as contaminated with PFAS.

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White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

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Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

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Walz, Midwest governors to create electric vehicle charging network

The plan aims to improve the economy in the Midwest while also reducing harmful emissions.

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Oil will flow through Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline starting Friday

The controversial project is complete, Enbridge says.

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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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Climate change: What experts say you should lobby your politicians about

Collective action is required to achieve the scale of change that's needed.

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The 5 cent charge for carryout bags is coming back in Minneapolis

The ordinance was suspended at the start of the pandemic.

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Lutsen Mountains' plan to expand into Superior National Forest open for comment

The ski area is seeking a special use permit to nearly double the ski area using Forest Service land.

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BWCAW closure extended into September amid wildfire danger

Existing fires grew and more fires have popped up.

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Firefighting efforts keep Greenwood Fire in check

The fire has not grown in size since the last update.

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Evacuations expand in northern MN as wildfire 'jumps' highway

The blaze had previously been constrained to an area east of Highway 2.

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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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Northern MN wildfire grows to more than 1,000 acres in less than a day

The fire has grown quickly, and is expected to keep moving.

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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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Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

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MPCA acknowledges 8 more drilling fluid releases during Line 3 work

Few details are available, with the agency citing an ongoing enforcement investigation.