Report: 5,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Steele Co. LakeClean up is underway after Steele County officials say 5,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a lake.
Minnesotans To Bring Fresh Water To Flint, MichiganThe group RiseUp Minnesota is working to bring a U-Haul truck full of water to the Boys and Girls Club in Flint, Michigan.
Groundwater Contamination Concerns Growing In Central MinnesotaGroundwater contamination is a rapidly growing concern among Minnesota scientists. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said up to 60 percent of groundwater monitoring wells sampled in central Minnesota are contaminated with nitrate.
Gov. Dayton: Water Summit Will Focus On Solutions, Not BlameGov. Mark Dayton is asking the 800 people slated to attend his first Governor's Water Summit on Saturday to be ready to talk about solutions instead of blame for the problems facing Minnesota's lakes, rivers and drinking water. Dayton picked nine broad topics he wants the summit to address, his office announced Wednesday.
Dayton Looking To Feds For Water Quality Boost Gov. Mark Dayton is aiming to set up a program with the federal government to fund water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota.
Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Found In Mpls. VA Hospital's WaterVeterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital. No illnesses have been reported. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis said routine testing on Nov. 19 found the bacteria in 5 of 40 water samples.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Oil Well Out Of Control In ND; Workers Try To Plug It With MudCrews are attempting to plug an out-of-control oil well in western North Dakota by pumping a slurry of mud and water into it.
Issues Remain As Buffers Move From Capitol To CroplandState officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer battle in Minnesota isn't over.
Health Officials: Lab Employee Misconduct Prompts Water Sample ReviewState health officials say a laboratory employee is under scrutiny after an internal review found evidence of misconduct on work performed on state water samples.
Fairgoers Endure One Of This Year's Most Sweltering DaysOne of the most popular attractions at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday were the misters stationed periodically throughout the grounds. You may think the water is what will cool you down, but it's actually dropping the air temperature around it.
Health Experts Debate How Much Water We Should Drink DailyFor the last month, we've seen a new debate over just how much water we should be drinking each day. It started in July, when medical researchers at Harvard University published an article stating there is no scientific evidence that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day.
Here’s How Athletes, Workers Beat The Hot, Humid WeatherFor many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.
Report: Child, 1, In Critical Condition After Being Found In Tub Of Water A 1-year-old boy from southeastern Minnesota is in critical condition after being found into a tub of shallow water.
Good Questions: The Taste Of Water, Wi-Fi's Meaning, & 'O'Clock'Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a moment to answer some of your various Good Questions. This week, she looks at a timely colloquialism, the flavor of nothing, and a word that stands for, well, you'll find out.