One of Minnesota’s most treasured natural resources often becomes a dumping ground.
What do they do with the Capitol Christmas tree after the season is over?
There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it’s no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that’s wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.
Every year, 42 million people visit the more than 500 stores and restaurants at the Mall of America. Ultimately, that translates into an annual average about 10,000 tons of trash — or about 28 tons per day.
The snow’s nearly gone, the mud is starting to dry out, and that means it’s just about time to get rid of the yard waste left over from winter. The City of Minneapolis announced that their yard waste pickup will start up this week.
A garbage collector working in Fridley, Minn. made a frightening discovery Monday morning. According to authorities, the garbage collector was removing trash on the 900 block of Hillwind Road NE and stumbled across the body of a deceased man in the garbage corral.
Minnesotans are throwing away more food and more plastic these days. And that’s discouraging to officials who say valuable resources are being wasted that could create jobs if they were recycled instead.
Between the barns, the bathrooms and all the sticks left behind from fried food, there’s a lot to clean up at the Minnesota State Fair. Once gates close at midnight, the workers have to get everything presentable again — and it’s no small job.
Which animal is smarter? The Bear or The Dog?
The new champ! vs. Smart Bear!
With all the ice and snow melting over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of water to wash away on our streets.
In the first six weeks of single-sort recycling, Minneapolis saw an increase of nearly 400 tons’ worth of recycled materials from the same period last year.
A Wisconsin museum is exploring punk, alternative and grunge music recorded and produced in Madison in the 1980s and 1990s.
The 90s had grunge, punk, alternative, pop and more – what’s your favorite 90s rock band?
A 25-year-old Inver Grove Heights man who owns a lawn care company is accused of illegally dumping trash in a road ditch last November, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Neighbors in one Pine County neighborhood will have to wait at least a week before a property full of decomposing trash is cleaned up. The Pine County board voted unanimously Tuesday to move ahead with cleaning up the mess left behind when the homeowner died.
“Disgusting” and “unhealthy” is how residents describe the property of their now deceased neighbor. Now, they are relieved to hear it may be cleaned up soon.
Lake Pokegema, a beautiful two-acre lot in Pine County, seems like somebody’s small chunk of paradise, until you’re hit by the awful sights and smells of rotting garbage.
Trash disposal is up in Minnesota and a state agency says that’s a good sign for the economy.
The saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and in this economy, that’s certainly true. But taking trash is against Minneapolis city ordinance and neighbors want to stop these so-called Alley Trawlers.
With so many different kinds of plastic, it’s tough to tell which ones you can recycle, but two recycling companies will soon make it easier by accepting more of your plastic products.
Excavators at a southern Wisconsin veterans cemetery have discovered a dead dog, a bag of deer bones and telephone poles.
Pages from the Packers’ special teams playbook landed on a Green Bay area street after a waste recycling truck lost part of its load.
One of Minnesota’s premier lakes looks more like a dump. It’s a real mess on Lake Mille Lacs up and down its northeast coast. Some estimate the mess stretches up to four miles.