One of the most contentious issues in the debate over whether Minnesota should allow PolyMet Mining Corp. to build the state’s first copper-nickel mine is whether the company can cover cleanup costs after it closes.
Cleanup continues after a heating system failure caused water damage and disrupted operations at the Minnesota Department of Health’s laboratory.
Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.
A log jam at Raspberry Island near downtown St. Paul is finally being cleared. There had been a dispute between the city of St. Paul and the St. Paul Yacht Club as to who was responsible for cleaning up the debris. With the weight of the log jam pushing against the bridge, concerns arose over the bridge’s integrity. That’s when the city decided to step in and foot the bill, which is an estimated $25,000.
Tree branches, stumps and limbs clutter many Twin Cities neighborhoods. Now that the rain has stopped, the cleanup has begun.
The Obama administration says it’s making plans to continue a long-range Great Lakes cleanup program, although decisions about paying for it will be made on a year-by-year basis.
The Minnesota Lynx season has ended and the Timberwolves are on a lockout, but that didn’t stop them from coming together for a good cause.
An environmental coalition has awarded $115,000 in grants to nine groups for Great Lakes restoration projects.
Local officials are assessing the storm damage in Burnett County and residents are cleaning up after a fierce thunderstorm swept through the area that was packed with holiday campers on Friday.
The city of Minneapolis has declared next Saturday, June 4, as an official volunteer cleanup day in north Minneapolis.
The sounds of chain saws filled the air Monday in several central Wisconsin towns as people cleared downed trees and other debris from streets and damaged homes after thunderstorms and at least four tornados hit the area the day before.
Tornado cleanup in Wadena has been going well. So well, fact, that a major volunteer effort for Saturday has been cancelled.