The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System began construction in 2004 and will cost around $600 million when completed. Water from the Missouri River reached Luverne last year and should reach Worthington in late 2018.
Deaths associated with hypothermia have varied from winter to winter in Minnesota, with some of the highest death tolls occurring during colder winters and some of the lowest occurring during warmer winters.
Metro area waste-to-energy facilities had enough excess capacity last year to handle about 14 percent of the Twin Cities trash that went to local landfills. Two of those facilities, in Elk River and downtown Minneapolis, generate power on site. The others grind and process trash before sending it to Xcel Energy to be incinerated.