An estimated 20,000 gallons of sewage ended up in the Rum River in what’s being called a minor spill, the City of Cambridge announced Tuesday. According to the city’s utilities department director Todd Schwab, on Monday at 6:35 p.m., the Cambridge Wastewater Treatment Facility was notified by the Isanti County Dispatch Office that a boater reported seeing liquid coming from a manhole cover and flowing into the Rum River.
More than half of the U.S. has been a designated disaster zone due to widespread drought, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s the most severe and expensive drought in 25 years.
It may sound like a bubble bath for Asian carp, but the underwater device being tested at a University of Minnesota research lab is hardly meant to be a spa.
Authorities are investigating after they pulled the body of a 53-year-old Anoka man out a river Saturday afternoon.