This week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.
A chemical commonly found in antibacterial soaps is showing up in Minnesota lakes.
Researchers have conducted a large-scale test of a new system to kill invasive species hiding in the ballast water of Great Lakes freighters and expect to get test results back next month.
Three workers were injured — one of them critically — in an explosion outside a plastics factory in northeast Minneapolis this morning.