Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?

Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used more brine solution before snowy weather this winter than in years past, but traditional salt and sand are still heavily used.
What would the Twin Cities look like as a mega-region?
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What would the Twin Cities look like as a mega-region?

April 21
A map created by university researchers reveals the Twin Cities to be the center of its own universe of commuters.
Yes, Minnesota has a low prison population, but that's not the whole story
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Yes, Minnesota has a low prison population, but that's not the whole story

April 2
Policymakers often cite Minnesota's low prison population, but the state also has one of the highest rates of probation in the country -- a restrictive punishment that often serves as a back door to incarceration.
Minnesota foreclosures reach lowest level in more than a decade
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Minnesota foreclosures reach lowest level in more than a decade

March 22
Data on sheriff's sales in each county show how the foreclosure crisis has slowed, although hot spots remain.
Minnesota had the nation's highest voter turnout - again. Here's one reason why
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Minnesota had the nation's highest voter turnout - again. Here's one reason why

March 17
While Minnesota saw a slight downturn in voter turnout since 2012, it still led the pack nationally in 2016.
Charter school enrollment is surging in Minnesota
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Charter school enrollment is surging in Minnesota

March 2
New data on Minnesota schools show immense growth in enrollment at charter schools. Below, check specific schools to see how enrollment has changed.
There really are more twins and triplets in Minnesota
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There really are more twins and triplets in Minnesota

February 25
Data on births in Minnesota show how the rate of multiple births rose over the past three decades.
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Is violent crime on the rise, or isn't it? A look at Trump and Sessions' math

February 16
President Trump and new Attorney General Jeff Sessions keep saying violent crime is high. Is that true?
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To bury or burn? Why we're landfilling more than before

February 6
The amount of Twin Cities waste being sent to landfills has far outpaced additional trash being generated in the last quarter century. State officials attribute much of the rise to a decline in burning garbage.