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Sen. Klobuchar Wants To Help Minnesota Hockey Rinks

Some lawmakers are trying to help Minnesota ice arenas pay for a pricy upgrade. Beginning in 2020, there’s an international agreement to stop producing the R-22 refrigerant, which many rinks use to stay cold. The transition will mean higher costs, as the rinks will need to find alternative refrigeration systems.

03/23/2014

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EPA Reverses Decision On Mesabi Nugget Variance

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to reverse its approval for a variance that lets the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes violate Minnesota water quality standards but said Tuesday that the state and company will get the chance to reapply.

03/11/2014

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MPCA Holding Meetings On ‘Impaired Waters’ List

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is holding a series of public meetings this month to present its draft list of “‘impaired waters” for 2014. It’s a list of waters that violate water quality standards.

12/10/2013

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EPA Accused Of Watering Down Letter On Minn. Mine

An environmental lawyer accuses the Environmental Protection Agency of watering down a letter that praised progress toward completing a long-awaited review of plans for building the first copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

08/15/2013

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Duluth Mayor Proposing Big Changes For Superior Waterfront

Duluth Mayor Don Ness is proposing big changes for the city’s Lake Superior waterfront. The goal’s to fill in the slip where the William A. Irvin freighter museum is docked. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified the slip as a “hot spot” for contamination.

08/08/2013

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Teachers From IL, MN, NY, PA, OH Study Great Lake

Fifteen teachers from five states are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

07/10/2013

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‘U’ Lecture To Discuss Hard Choices On Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a crucial part of all living things. But the millions of tons of nitrogen manufactured by humans every year are a two-edged sword.

10/04/2012

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US, Canada Sign Great Lakes Water Quality Pact

The U.S. and Canada have approved an updated version of a 40-year-old pact that commits both nations to protecting the Great Lakes.

09/07/2012

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EPA Awards $1.8M In Clean-Up Grants For St. Paul

St. Paul is getting $1.8 million in “brownfield grants” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

06/07/2012

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EPA Completes Arsenic Cleanup In South Minneapolis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has finished its cleanup of arsenic contamination in a south Minneapolis neighborhood a full year ahead of schedule.

06/06/2012

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EPA Administrator To Talk At Minnesota University

The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator will be in the Twin Cities this week.

01/16/2012

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EPA Rules Threaten Older Power Plants

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.

12/19/2011

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MN Group Warns Of Dangers Of Mercury In Fish

An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.

12/08/2011

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EPA Completes Minneapolis Arsenic Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an arsenic cleanup project in south Minneapolis.

11/28/2011

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Kitchen Remodel Goes Sickeningly Wrong For MN Couple

As strange as it sounds, a Minneapolis family was sure their kitchen remodel made them sick. Joel and Laura Stonebraker soon found out something much more dangerous was at work. WCCO-TV went along as environmental investigators diagnosed a sick house.

11/06/2011

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