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Firefighters Call For Regulations On Harmful Chemicals

Flames aren’t the only threat to Minnesota firefighters. The group ‘Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters’ joined lawmakers and health advocates at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon to talk about the dangers of toxic chemicals. The group wants stronger regulation of chemicals like flame retardants, which can cause cancer.

03/26/2014

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Why Do Wisconsin’s Road Conditions Seem Better Than Minnesota’s?

Several viewers have been asking why the roads hit by the snow storm in Wisconsin seemed to be in better condition than those in Minnesota. “As soon as we hit the bridge, it was wet,” Kristine Glenna said about her drive from Woodbury to Hudson. “We keep being told that it’s too cold for chemicals to work, and it’s going to be like this for several days, but obviously something’s working in Wisconsin.”

02/22/2014

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Como Neighborhood Sues General Mills Over TCE

A Minneapolis neighborhood is taking on General Mills in two class-action lawsuits. Residents in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis say chemicals dumped years ago at an old General Mills research facility near their homes lowers property values and puts their health at risk.

12/06/2013

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Study Finds Chemicals, Drugs Common In Minn. Lakes

A new study finds that chemicals from household products, prescriptions and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes. MPCA scientists chose 50 lakes at random and tested the water for 125 chemicals. The common insect repellent DEET was found in 76 percent of lakes.

05/13/2013

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Minn. House Votes To Curb Chemical In Kid Products

By wide margins, the Minnesota House has approved two bills to curb the use of certain chemicals in products made for children.

04/26/2013

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Full-Scale Chemical Spill Training At Delano High School

Dozens of agencies, from local to the federal level, are participating in a chemical accident drill at Delano High School.

07/19/2012

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Chemical Smell Reported At Mpls. Plant

Some problems at a manufacturing company in New Hope had employees complaining of irritated eyes and throats.

03/02/2012

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Worker Critically Injured In L.A. Fitness Incident

A maintenance worker was critically injured Monday morning after some pool chemicals at L.A. Fitness in Hopkins were improperly mixed, according to police.

11/21/2011

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Dayton To Honor 3 Environmental Projects At Fair

Gov. Mark Dayton will honor three environmental projects when he visits the Minnesota State Fair on opening day.

08/25/2011

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Court: Pesticide Drift Can Count As Trespass

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says it can count as trespass under the law when pesticide drifts from one farm to another.

07/25/2011

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Report: Not Enough Done To Protect Kids From Chemicals

Concerns over chemicals and kids are nothing new. You can now find BPA-free bottles and cups just about everywhere you go, but there are still other hazards to watch for.

04/25/2011

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Study: Pharmaceuticals Taint Minnesota Streams

A government study finds that potentially harmful chemicals and pharmaceuticals are widespread in Minnesota streams.

03/11/2011

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