A recycling plant known for causing a blue haze in the neighborhood is now under fire, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (3:45). WCCO 4 News at 10 – July 9, 2020

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Neighbors Express Health Concerns As EPA Finds Violations At Rosemount Recycling FacilityA recycling plant known for causing a blue haze in the neighborhood is now under fire, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (3:45). WCCO 4 News at 10 – July 9, 2020
How One Minnesota Man Caught A Lifetime's Worth Of Fish On Lake Of The WoodsLast week, TJ Harig of Campbell, Minnesota caught a lifetime's worth of fish on Lake of the Woods, John Lauritsen reports (1:58). WCCO 4 News at 6 – July 7, 2020
Mosquito Control Underway After Recent Heavy RainfallThe recent rainfall in the metro was the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, just in time for the holiday weekend, Jennifer Mayerle reports (1:55). WCCO 4 News at 10 – July 1, 2020
Anoka Family Witnessed & Helped Woman Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National ParkAn Anoka County family witnessed a frightening scene last week when a woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, David Schuman reports (1:41). WCCO 4 News at 10 – July 1, 2020
AG Ellison Sues Oil Companies, Saying They Deceived Minnesotans About Climate ChangeMinnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has filed a major lawsuit against big oil companies, Esme Murphy reports (2:28). WCCO 4 News at 6 - June 24, 2020
Water Gremlin Responsible For Lead Testing And Cleanup, Court Of Appeals OpinesThe plant was temporarily shut down and a judge deemed the issue a public health nuisance. Now the court of appeals said that nuisance extends past the property line and into employee homes, Jennifer Mayerle reports (2:03). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 19, 2020
Gov. Walz Signs Minnesota Ban On Toxic Chemical TCEMinnesota officially became the first state in the country to ban the toxic chemical TCE, following a series of WCCO investigations, Jennifer Mayerle reports (3:20). WCCO 4 News at 5 – May 16, 2020
Minneapolis Park Users Disappointed To See Amenity Closures And ModificationsThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) announced Friday their plans to modify or close more of its park amenities for the safety of park visitors due to COVID-19, Marielle Mohs reports (1:53). WCCO 4 News at 6 - April 25, 2020
FULL INTERVIEW: 1st Earth Day Coordinator Denis HayesOn the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, WCCO's Mike Augustyniak talks to Denis Hayes, who coordinated the effort in 1970 (7:01). WCCO 4 News - April 22, 2020
Earth Day Co-Founder Denis Hayes Talks OptimismDenis Hayes started the first Earth Day in 1970 to draw attention to the ways polluted air and water are harmful, Frank Vascellaro reports (0:50). WCCO 4 News at 6 - April 22, 2020
Minnesota Garden Centers Re-open As An 'Essential' ServiceWhen Governor Tim Walz extended Minnesota’s Stay-At-Home order, he made landscaping companies and garden centers officially “essential” services, Katie Steiner reports (2:11). WCCO 4 News at 6 - April 11, 2020
Minnesotans Get Outside To Enjoy The Nice WeatherSunshine and temperatures in the 30's drew thousands of Minnesotans outside Saturday, Katie Steiner reports (2:16). WCCO 4 News at 6 - March 21, 2020
Bachman’s Shows Off The Hottest Spring TrendsLeslie Bachman joins the Mid-Morning team to show us ways to introduce new and natural ways to celebrate spring (3:17). WCCO 4 Mid-Morning – March 5, 2020
Updated Environmental Impact Statement For Line 3 Pipeline ApprovedEnbridge Energy is planning to spend $2.6 billion to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota, Frank Vascellaro reports (0:35). WCCO 4 News At 5 – February 3, 2020
Minneapolis Considering Ordinance To Ban Making Or Selling New Fur ProductsThe Minneapolis City Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit making or selling new fur products, Frank Vascellaro reports (0:24). WCCO 4 News at 6 – January 31, 2020
MPCA Found Eight Facilities Responsible For Substantial TCE EmissionsThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has spent the past year, assessing the amount of TCE generated by businesses across the state. It's latest findings point to 8 facilities, that had substantial emissions of the chemical, Reg Chapman reports (2:09). WCCO 4 News at 6 – January 31, 2020
MPCA Gives Water Gremlin OK To Re-Start Coating OperationState pollution officials gave Water Gremlin the OK to restart coating operation after inspectors found chemicals and lead in the air last summer, John Lauritsen reports (0:55). WCCO 4 News at 5 – January 17, 2020
MPCA Calls For Cut Back On Road Salt UsageThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants the state to go on a salt diet, Reg Chapman reports (1:53). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Dec. 11, 2019
MPCA Calls For Cut Back On Road SaltThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants the state to go on a salt diet, Reg Chapman explains (2:00). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Dec. 11, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz Signs Executive Order On Climate ChangeOn Monday, Governor Tim Walz signed a new executive order he hopes will make Minnesota a leader when it comes to Climate Change, Lisa Meadows reports (2:04). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Dec. 2, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz Signs Executive Order On Climate ChangeMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says the time of waiting and debating are over, and action on climate change is needed, Kim Johnson reports (0:47). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Dec. 2, 2019
National Recycling Day: Mpls-Based Company Talks Reducing Plastic WasteToday is National Recycling Day and a Minneapolis-based company is doing its part to reduce plastic waste. Chris Chamberlin from Minneapolis-based r.Cup is here with us. (2:51) WCCO Mid-Morning – Nov. 15, 2019
Where Do All The Plastic Bags Go?Max from New Hope and Julie from Bemidji wanted to know: Where do the plastic bags go? The news team discusses. (3:04) WCCO Mid-Morning – Nov. 1, 2019
Solar Homes TourAs part of a nationwide program, homes all around the Twin Cities will be on display as part of a solar energy open house. Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield has an inside look at the homes and the cost (2:19). WCCO 4 News at 5 – Oct. 4, 2019

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