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Good Question: What Happens To All The Trash At The Mall Of America?

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.

04/17/2014

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Minneapolis To Start Yard Waste Pickup

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.

04/08/2014

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Garbage Collector Finds Dead Body In Fridley

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.

03/03/2014

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Study: Minnesotans Wasting More Food, Plastic

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.

11/18/2013

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How Sanitation Crews Clean Up The Fair Daily

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.

08/27/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-16!

Which animal is smarter? The Bear or The Dog?

08/16/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-2!

The new champ! vs. Smart Bear!

08/02/2013

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Good Question: Where Does Storm Water End Up?

With all the ice and snow melting over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of water to wash away on our streets.

04/03/2013

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Recycling Up 400 Tons In Mpls. After Single-Sort

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.

02/20/2013

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Museum Explores ’80s, ’90s Music Recorded In Madison

A Wisconsin museum is exploring punk, alternative and grunge music recorded and produced in Madison in the 1980s and 1990s.

06/12/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Who’s Your Favorite ’90s Rock Band?

The 90s had grunge, punk, alternative, pop and more – what’s your favorite 90s rock band?

06/09/2012

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Charges: Lawn Care Worker Dumped Garbage In Ditch

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.

05/16/2012

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Pine Co. Board Votes Unanimously To Clean Trash House

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.

05/03/2012

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Pine County Obligated To Cleanup ‘Garbage House’

“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.

04/26/2012

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Neighborhood Sickened By Vacant Garbage House

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.

04/25/2012

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