Regulators Vote To Reject Request To Delay Line 3 PipelineCommissioners said further delaying construction would hurt workers who have already arrived in northern Minnesota, and that the court has the authority to halt construction on its own should it rule in the tribes’ favor.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Gives Final Green Light To Disputed Oil PipelineMinnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project.
Smelling Something Stinky In The Twin Cities? The Reason Is Linked To Farm FieldsNotice something smelly in the air around in the Twin Cities Friday? It’s something that happens every year and is linked to farm fields.
What Does The Smoky Haze From The Wildfires Mean For Minnesota? Good QuestionThere has been a haze over Minnesota skies this week coming from the wildfires more than 1500 miles to the west. So, what does this smoky air mean for Minnesota? Good Question.
GOP Senators Air Grievances In Job Review For MPCA Head Laura BishopSenate Republicans aired a list of grievances Monday as they reviewed the job performance of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop, the latest Cabinet member to face tough questions and the potential loss of her job amid disputes between Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and the Senate GOP majority.
Update: Air Quality Improves For MinneapolisWCCO's Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says air quality is improving in Minneapolis after air pollution levels spiked in the morning.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Plumbers In High Demand As Families Flush Paper Products Other Than Toilet PaperFlushing those products can cause a big problem for pipes, including clogs and even sewage coming back up into the home.
Water Gremlin, In Appeals Court, Says It Shouldn't Have To Clean Employees' HomesWednesday morning, an attorney for Water Gremlin said the company is working on reducing lead on its White Bear Township property, but that's where the requirement ends.
Health Concerns Linger Following Becker Recycling Plant FireThe fire started early morning on Feb. 18 and required help from the Minnesota National Guard and several fire departments including Forest Lake, Eden Prairie and Sartell.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Wants Anglers To Go Lead-Free To Help LoonsThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimates lead poisoning causes about 14% of loon deaths in the state.
MPCA Under Fire For Approving Polymet's Water Quality Permit For Site Near Boundary WatersThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was under fire in a hearing Tuesday for approval of a water quality permit requested by PolyMet last year.
Water Gremlin Confirms 2 Fires In A WeekWCCO has learned there have been at least two fires in a week at a manufacturing plant that is already under investigation for polluting.
MPCA Calls For Cut Back On Road Salt UsageThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants the state to go on a salt diet.
Court Rejects Minnesota's Renewal Of U.S. Steel Mine PermitThe ruling came in a consolidated set of appeals by U.S. Steel and mine critics.
MPCA: Water Gremlin Is Overdue In Completing Mandated ChangesWCCO has learned the manufacturing plant at the center of a number of pollution investigations has not completed changes mandated by a state agency.