Air Quality Alert Issued For Twin Cities Friday; Red Flag Warning In Northwestern MinnesotaThe Twin Cities' air quality is expected to worsen Friday, while "extreme fire risk conditions" are expected in northwestern Minnesota.
Water Gremlin Signs Stipulation Agreement With MPCA; Pays $325K Penalty, Corrects ViolationsThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Water Gremlin signed a stipulation agreement Wednesday which requires the company to implement training and safeguards, as well as pay a $325,000 civil penalty.
MPCA: ‘Almost Every Closed Landfill It Oversees’ Has PFAS Groundwater ContaminationClosed landfills across the state posing potential health risks could ultimately cost taxpayers to clean up.
Minnesota Supreme Court Sends PolyMet Case Back For Further ProceedingsThe Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed an appeals court's rejection of a critical air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine and sent the case back for further proceedings.
Air Quality Alert Issued For East-Central, Southeast MinnesotaDue to higher levels of pollution caused by the stagnant air, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert effective through Sunday at noon.
Legislative Auditor: MN Pollution Control Agency Did Not Inspect Water Gremlin As Often As It ShouldA special review released by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor has determined that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency lacked oversight of Water Gremlin.
Minnesota Rolls Out Plan To Clean Up 'Forever Chemicals'Minnesota officials on Wednesday unveiled their plan to deal with toxic man-made “forever chemicals” that are polluting the state's waters and causing growing concerns about potential health risks.
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.