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Why does it sometimes smell like poop in the Twin Cities during fall?

Here's smelly science of the Twin Cities' autumnal stink.

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Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals

The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.

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Deaths of 2,500 fish in Minnesota trout stream unexplained

Trout anglers are concerned the incident represents a larger problem.

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3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove

The company's violations spanned more than two decades.

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A few days left to comment on MN climate action plan: Here's what's in it

Framework details how Minnesota will prepare for climate change.

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High winds kick up dust from exposed fields, worsen air quality

Officials reported "persistent" wind gusts of 40 mph in some spots.

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Sheriff's office issues reminder after recent auto thefts

Twice in the past week, vehicles have been stolen from gas station parking lots.

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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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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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Hazy conditions may lift temporarily, but smoke will keep coming for MN

Drifting smoke "will likely remain with us for a while," one group warned.

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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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Where to expect wildfire smoke in Minnesota on Monday, Tuesday

After a brief weekend break, the poor air quality will be back to start the week.

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'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

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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.

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Wildfire smoke brings 'unhealthy' air to Twin Cities, 'very unhealthy' to central MN

Almost the entire state is under an air quality alert into Friday.

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Photos: Smoke-filled skies in northern Minnesota

Wildfire smoke is creating a thick, gray haze in parts of the northland.

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GOP cites 'clean cars junk,' manure rules in targeting of ex-MPCA commissioner

"I guess she saved us some time," Sen. David Osmek said of her resignation.

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Head of Pollution Control Agency resigns as GOP senators prepare her ouster

Walz accused the senators, who have removed two of his commissioners before, of playing partisan games.

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Twin Cities trash is piling up so quickly, 4 landfills need to expand

Waste generation in the metro area was up 30% in the past year.

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Minnesota can move ahead with Clean Cars program, judge says

She recommended the proposed rules be adopted.

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Minnesota to become first state to ban industrial solvent TCE

Minnesota would be the first state to ban the solvent, which has been linked to birth defects and cancer.