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.
MPCA: St. Croix River, Hundreds Of Minnesota Waterways Added To Impaired Waters ListMore than half of Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams don't meet state pollution standards.
Water Certification Denied For Line 3; Refiling ExpectedMinnesota pollution regulators have denied a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 upgrade, but it may be a short-lived victory for opponents of the project.
Northern Metals Permanently Shuts Down Minneapolis Shredder After MPCA SettlementIn a settlement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Northern Metals has admitted to altering pollution records and will permanently shut down its metal shredder by the end of the day Monday.
Rosemount Neighbors Concerned Air Quality Is Unsafe Near HomesSome people living in Rosemount are concerned about a metallic-smelling haze they say regularly shows up in their yards.
Community Group Asks Ind. Gov't Watchdog To Look Into Water Gremlin, MPCALegislative Auditor Jim Nobles has said he’ll begin his investigation in the coming weeks and expects to reveal his findings before the end of the year.