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Heat wave leads to early reports of blue-green algae on some Minnesota lakes

The August-like weather could mean a green summer on local lakes.

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Train derailment in Albert Lea spilled 40,000 gallons of corrosive acid

The train derailed on the edge of Goose Lake and protected wetlands.

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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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Senate GOP threatens State Parks, DNR shutdown if 'Clean Cars' rule isn't scrapped

Republicans are willing to hold up the omnibus environment bill to stop the MPCA from enacting Clean Cars rules.

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Investigation finds EPA mishandled oversight for PolyMet mine permits

A new report found the EPA didn't follow its own procedures when it submitted comments on the proposed project.

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'Forever chemicals' found at nearly all of Minnesota's closed landfills

These "forever chemicals" were found at 98 of the 101 closed landfills the MPCA tested.

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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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MPCA advisory group members resign, calling Line 3 approval the 'final straw'

"We cannot continue to legitimize and provide cover for the MPCA's war on black and brown people," their resignation letter states.

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Warning in Edina over toxic algae levels in Lake Cornelia

High amounts of algae have been detected, which could include toxic blue-green algae.

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Northern Metal Recycling scores partial victory in court ruling

They can now resume operations at their Minneapolis plant.