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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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Single Sort Recycling Starts In St. Paul

Recycling just got easier, and more inclusive, in St. Paul. Starting Monday, residents can put all recyclables into one bin for pickup. They can also recycle more plastics — things like produce and deli containers, yogurt cups, and shampoo bottles.

04/07/2014

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Good Question: How Much Trash Is In The Oceans?

Searchers looking for Malaysia Air Flight 370 haven’t found any evidence of the plane yet, but they continue to get their hopes up when they see pieces of garbage and debris in the water. Yet, that can also add setbacks. Over the weekend, a promising lead turned out to be four orange cones. So, that had us wondering: how much trash is on our oceans?

03/31/2014

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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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Good Question: What Food Scraps Should Go Down The Sink?

After all of the Thanksgiving cooking comes the cleaning as garbage disposals get a major workout. “The day after Thanksgiving is usually our biggest day for drains, especially kitchen sinks,” said Jason Kuehn, a plumber with Dean’s Professional Plumbing and Heating.

11/27/2013

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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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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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Runaway Boy Found Atop A Moving Garbage Truck

David Bergstrom was driving on St. Paul Avenue Tuesday morning when he spotted a little boy crouched on top of a garbage truck.

12/05/2012

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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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Minn. Agency: More Trash Means Improving Economy

Trash disposal is up in Minnesota and a state agency says that’s a good sign for the economy.

11/25/2011

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2 Trash Carriers Offer Expanded Recycling Options

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.

09/27/2011

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Wis. Vets Graveyard Hid Dog, Bones, Poles

Excavators at a southern Wisconsin veterans cemetery have discovered a dead dog, a bag of deer bones and telephone poles.

09/13/2011

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Trash Building Up On The Shores Of Lake Mille Lacs

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.

05/04/2011

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Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Car In Gear

All week, we’re looking at ways you can make spring cleaning as effective and enjoyable as possible. This Wednesday, we’re sitting in the driver’s seat.

04/13/2011

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