Bag It Up: Dog Poop A Major Environmental Pollutant, Reports FindWhile many areas in the U.S. try to crack down on the littering aspect of not cleaning up after your dog, studies are also finding that dog poop is becoming a major environmental hazard too.
Boundary Waters, Mississippi Named On ‘Most Endangered’ Rivers List A national river advocacy group has named two Minnesota rivers on its annual list of the most endangered rivers in the country.
3M To Pay $850M In Settlement Over Groundwater ContaminationJury selection has been halted in Minnesota's $5 billion case against 3M Co., on the day the trial was expected to start.
State: 3M Waste Did Not Pose A Significant Threat To East Metro ResidentsA new analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health says water contaminated by 3M may have polluted the ground, but did not pose a significant health risk to people.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Parts Of MinnesotaThe worst conditions are expected during the afternoon and early evening in the Twin Cities area, St. Cloud, Hinckley and the tribal nation of Mille Lacs.
NE Mpls. Metal Recycling Plant Agrees To Help Curb Air PollutionState pollution officials say that a northeast Minneapolis metal recycling plant has agreed to voluntarily reduce dust generated at its business.
Grants Given To Help Great Lakes CitiesThe federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.
Winnebago Ethanol Plant Fined Again For Pollution A south-central Minnesota ethanol plant has been fined again for environmental violations.
Owners Of Boat Detained In Duluth Harbor Face Pollution ChargeThe German company who owns the cargo ship that was detained in Duluth last winter is facing criminal charges. The United States Attorney's Office has charged MST Mineralien Schiffahrt with one count of violation of the act to prevent pollution from ships.
Smoke Prompts Air Pollution Advisory For Parts Of MinnesotaThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution advisory for parts of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area. The agency says the advisory was prompted by a narrow plume of smoke form fires in Kansas and Nebraska.
Lead Levels In North Mpls. Cause Concern, Scrap Yard Under ScrutinyThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is concerned about air quality and the levels of lead in an industrial area of north Minneapolis.
Pollution Control Forming Agency On Environmental JusticeThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is forming a new advisory committee on environmental justice.
Dayton Appoints 8 To New Pollution Control CommitteeGov. Mark Dayton has appointed eight people to a new committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Dayton created the panel by executive order last year after the Legislature abolished the MPCA Citizens' Board.
Air Advisory Issued For Central, Southern MinnesotaAn air pollution health advisory is in effect for central and southern Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says a combination of low clouds, fog and light southeasterly to easterly winds are combining Thursday to cause fine particle pollution to approach a level considered unhealthy.
MPCA Claims Environmental Successes In 2015The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it came up with a variety of creative approaches to the state's environmental challenges in 2015. The agency's "Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable?" report in April offered evidence about impaired water quality and its causes.