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March 28
Isle Royale ferries, trails and campgrounds

Isle Royale ferries, trails and campgrounds

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March 27
North St. Paul housing developments

North St. Paul housing developments

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March 21
Getting around the Final Four

Getting around the Final Four

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March 19
Chloride is building up in Minnesota rivers

Chloride is building up in Minnesota rivers

Chloride from de-icers (road salt) and water softeners does not break down in the environment, nor can it be effectively treated, meaning the pollutant builds up in lakes and streams. Here's a look at the flow-adjusted growth in chloride concentrations in rivers near the Twin Cities since 1985.
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March 15
Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland

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March 14
Trichloroethylene emissions

Trichloroethylene emissions

Minnesota lawmakers have proposed a statewide ban on the industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE), which is still in use despite being classified as a carcinogen and developmental toxin. A ban would fall heaviest on the 80 or so entities reporting emissions to the state pollution regulators.
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March 7
National flood map

National flood map

This map shows the 3-month long range flood outlook and the 48 hour forecast flood values from river gauges with weather watches & warnings. Stream Gauge data gives readings of stream gauges around the US, which depict the current water level in the measured areas. Data is regularly updated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click on a symbol to get in-depth information for each site then click on MORE INFO to get the latest data.
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March 5
Michael Mueller snow blows the sidewalk near his house Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Rochester after heavy snow overnight. Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbu

Not many places in U.S. got more snow than the Twin Cities did in February

Yes, Minnesotans, February was as snowy as you thought. In fact, when it comes to snowfall last month, we had more in common with Jackson, Wyo. than we did with our typical winter brethren in Chicago and Milwaukee.
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March 1
Durata risks

Durata risks

A new study says Durata heart defibrillator leads can have internal insulation breaches that can cause loss of therapy or unintended shocks. The cross sections below show leads with different designs.
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February 21
Ice dams and water damage

Ice dams and water damage

What is an ice dam?
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February 19
Snow forecast and weather warnings

Snow forecast and weather warnings

See how much snow is forecasted to fall, current weather warnings from the National Weather Service, and current snow depth around the state.
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January 24
The January freeze is coming

The January freeze is coming

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January 24
Hospitalized flu cases in Minnesota

Hospitalized flu cases in Minnesota

Hospitalized influenza cases are based on disease reports of laboratory-positive influenza and specimens from hospitalized patients with acute respiratory illness submitted to MDH-PHL by hospitals and laboratories.
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December 18, 2018
Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

Critical factors can influence how aggressively police and prosecutors investigate and charge cases.
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December 8, 2018
Find your city's property tax changes for 2019

Find your city's property tax changes for 2019

Figures reflect property-value changes determined by assessors earlier this year, as well as the proposed maximum tax levies set by local governments in September.
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November 6, 2018

A closer look at those not in church

They trend toward young and white, but the religiously unaffiliated cross all incomes and education levels.
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October 29, 2018
Map of proposed Riverview Corridor

Map of proposed Riverview Corridor

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October 3, 2018
3M Open at TPC Twin Cities: How the 16th hole gets tougher

3M Open at TPC Twin Cities: How the 16th hole gets tougher

Changes are coming to almost every hole at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. Here's one example, the par-4 16th.
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September 28, 2018
Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Bike trails in the land of 10,000 lakes

Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Then there are the many bike trails in the metro-area. We have some of the best urban bike options in the country. Pedal one for a close-up experience of Minnesota's many unique landscapes.
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September 28, 2018
INTERACTIVE: Active volcano tracker

INTERACTIVE: Active volcano tracker

Locations of active volcanoes around the world are from The Pacific Disaster Center's (PDC) Active Hazards Map Service