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The woodpecker was once common throughout Minnesota, but its numbers have plunged.
A Land O'Lakes unit had shipped discarded seed that was coated with pesticides and fungicides to a Nebraska ethanol plant.
Good co-authored a guide to the widely used assessment tool, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).
Intensified potato farming and row cropping threatens drinking water and the Mississippi River, opponents say.
Millions of dollars for environmental efforts around the state remains in limbo.
A retired DNR official calls the hidden rookery "a natural history treasure."
Leaking of 'extremely toxic' hydrofluoric acid cited among problems.
Copper mine opponents win first-ever lawsuit under Section 10 of the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.
Senate Republicans say the emissions rules should have come before the Legislature.
Heat pumps help large commercial, residential sites cut costs, emissions.
The MPCA says it is caught between state and federal law.
The DNR must hold a contested case hearing on the permit to mine. Environmental groups said the ruling was a major victory.
DNR must hold trial-like hearing on copper mine's tailings dam proposal.
Mining company and environmentalists both say the ruling was a victory.
Mining company and environmentalists both say the ruling was a victory.
And the current pace of Boundary Waters reservations indicates that this year could surpass 2020, outfitters say.
A whistleblower called the agency's phoned-in permit comments "crazy."
Bird enthusiasts say Rochester construction endangers heron nests
Two new public spaces permanently protect habitat.
The company's main hazardous waste is lead from die-casting and coating operations.
The five-year goal is to grow 1 million trees such as white pine, red oak and yellow birch.
The revisions target nearly a dozen pollutants — chloride, salts, sulfate, nitrate and more — in surface water used for industry and agriculture, and for wildlife.
One ruling says project will add 193B tons of carbon; PUC says pipeline isn't the cause.
Lawmakers consider putting a concrete driving reduction goal into statute; MnDOT says it's adopting one too.
A photo in the 2010 book "Latino Minnesota" shows a smiling dark-haired woman gazing upward at something off camera. Something in the distance, perhaps. A…
Asserting Indigenous water quality standards, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa breaks new ground.
The full magnitude of the landfill problem is unknown, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said.
One researcher likened it to a 'horror movie' under the bark.
High court tells Appeals Court to address whether PolyMet was deceptive.
Fight continues over jump-starting Minnesota's electric vehicle market to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Lake water temps are rising fastest in the northern forests, promoting algae blooms.
Weak oversight of Water Gremlin's air emissions ran decades.
The state wants lawmakers to designate the entire PFAS class as a 'hazardous substance' in state statute, a list that includes arsenic and lead.
Proposal would set zero carbon emissions economywide by 2050.
Violet "Vi" Rocek devoted years of her life to helping Native American children thrive. A social worker at Twin Cities nonprofits serving Indigenous families, she…
A split over mining runs through Minnesota's Congressional delegation
Barbara Blackstone touched countless lives over the years as a mediator, helping people negotiate life's hurdles at a time when few women practiced professional conflict…
The proposal follows a grim assessment of Minnesota's emissions record.
A new report says nature-based climate solutions such as reforestation and cover cropping need to be in the mix.
Three options are in play for spending $850 million settlement with 3M over toxic PFAS.
Changes to the state's power grid have helped, but are not enough.
Mining opponents say Minnesota shouldn't be a guinea pig for risky copper mines.
The public can comment until mid-March on the electric vehicle plan.
The footage shows the family held in the living room as officers search the house in the middle of the night.
Some people have tracked cone-caching squirrels, but main method is picking them off the tops off harvested trees.
The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
Plan would ask projects to add new data to agencies.
The Cottage Grove plant's water pollution permit expired more than a decade ago.
It's not clear if Twin Metals' plan for "zero discharge" of pollutants is feasible.
Parts of state face more than others, but overall Minnesota is just average.
15 citizen members appointed by Gov. Tim Walz to meet Monday.
The Conservation Fund has bought more than 70,000 acres of Minnesota forestland for nearly $48 million in one of the largest conservation efforts in the state's recent history.
A dozen of the board's 17 members signed a letter, which called the water quality permit the "final straw" in a series of MPCA actions they said sidelined the advisory group
Big battle in Big Ag: Waterway's future a tug-of-war between farmers, county, environmentalists and state
Kyu In Lee was a young woman in her 20s, her family said, when she founded an orphanage near Mok Po in South Korea, the…
The Minnesota Supreme Court must decide whether the company trying to build the state's first copper mine was engaged in "sham permitting" as it applied…
Federal wildlife officials are removing the gray wolf from the U.S. Endangered Species Act list, saying the wolf population — an estimated 6,000 roaming the continental U.S. — has recovered and the animal no longer requires federal protection. Environmental groups immediately pledged to fight the decision in court.
Stakeholders say Biden's silence makes sense given the tension between the labor and environmental wings of his party.
The DNR is fighting a lower court's order to hold an administrative hearing over objections.
For more than a decade, David Weissing has mowed and tended the ditch along Hwy. 14 where his family lives in Winona County, lopping off…
The boy was airlifted to HCMC in Minneapolis in critical condition, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.
Lack of fast-charge stations and EVs for sale hampers transition.
Interest in "green burials" is behind the creation of the site for scattering cremated remains.
As Minnesota's climate changes, homeowners along landlocked lakes watch water levels go up dramatically.
State health officials stand by their own conclusions: no reproductive impacts.
Three options are open for public comment through Oct. 26 to rid PFAS from drinking water.
Farmers are planting more cover crops, but corn and soybeans still dominate.
Nine new groundwater monitoring wells are going in along the Mississippi River as part of the cleanup.
The nonprofit she co-founded in 1989, later named Teenwise Minnesota, was just one of her causes, but it was the one she was the most proud of, her husband said..
Driven to be a cop, he spent 19 years on the streets. "I don't know what happened to him," former colleague said.
Lone Lake Park is home to one of the state's largest known populations of rusty patched bumblebees.
State officials said the city did not give them the detailed information they needed to deploy the Guard until the next day. By then, dozens of buildings had been looted and torched.
In interviews, people described what the fall of the Third meant to them: a deep betrayal of trust, a loss of control, a symbol of change and a breaking point.
The bill, passed early Tuesday as a compromise product of a divided state Legislature, includes restrictions on chokeholds and neck restraints, training reform.
The total now is closer to 200, out of a sworn force of about 850 and amid a wave of violent crime in the city.