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The property lies in the protected Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area.
The study was hailed by environmentalists seeking a ban on mining in the Superior National Forest.
Even as they widen testing for PFAS in water supplies, Minnesota officials criticized the change as impossible to measure.
The rules will require auto makers to send Minnesota more electric vehicles.
Locals dispute land deal as forests and native vegetation continued to be razed for soy and cattle.
The penalty stemmed from the handling of toxic waste at the company's incinerator.
"There just aren't the federal resources to meet the need," said Todd Hogrefe with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Tribe finds ally in EPA, but the mining company disputes the threat.
Here are answers to common questions about the two planned mining projects in northeastern Minnesota and the controversies surrounding them.
A 24-year-old Blue Earth County man has been charged with two counts of second degree murder after fatally stabbing his father following a dispute over…
Minnesota continues to buy land for safeguards from development, but isn't speaking out on the "30x30" conservation movement, a voluntary goal to conserve at least 30% of the country's land and water by 2030.
The state is taking public comments through April 29.
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe says it has detected a half-dozen other sites where aquifers may be damaged.
Abel taught nursing at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
The punctures led to nearly 300 million gallons of groundwater flowing out to the surface, with the most serious breach occurring near the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation in St. Louis County.
A county park and campground are scheduled to open near Park Rapids in 2024.
About 100 facilities in Minnesota generate about 25% of the state's total greenhouse gases.
Corn ethanol's per-gallon carbon output shrinks, but greenhouse gas from plants remains high.
Trees were cut amid litigation by conservationists to stop a housing development planned for the site.
State regulators say court order would require them to limit people to 55 gallons of water per day, and cut off other water users such as schools and businesses altogether.
Company says it's mulling legal options.
The state is unsure how to address emissions from the soil.
After Twin Metals mining lease cancellation, Ely residents weigh the future.
The move likely kills the copper-nickel project, but Twin Metals said the decision was politically motivated and vowed to fight it.
Plaintiffs say the proposed copper-nickel mine would threaten animal habitat.
The court sends PolyMet's water discharge permit back to state regulators for more work.
About 100 people were at the post-funeral gathering
Buffalo man's family sued Mercy Hospital to keep him on a ventilator
State regulators continue investigating two additional aquifer breaches along Line 3.
Crews are installing 28 new boat cleaning stations on Minnesota lakes infested with starry stonewort.
16-year-old Anushka Kollengode of Rochester plans to use award to market her mobile app.
There will be three Zoom meetings in January
MPCA approves air permit for what would be state's first hard-rock mine, but the project faces other obstacles.
With more vehicles on the way, the focus on at-home charging intensifies.
The number puts the Twin Cities campus at No. 2 in the Big Ten 10 for carbon cuts. Its 51% drop in greenhouse gases was largely attributed to increased energy efficiency and greener power.
Tie vote means the request to add thousands of animals failed.
Residents are scrambling for a treatment solution after a test found arsenic levels at 10 times the acceptable limit.
Opponents say thermal imaging will show potential damage.
Panels broadcast from Glasgow highlight Minnesota climate efforts.
The Hastings School District acquired 56 acres of restored grasslands on the Vermillion River in an usual land deal — one with a cast of…
Minnesota lost nearly 2 million acres of grassland to crops from 2012 to 2019, according to the World Wildlife Fund's Northern Great Plains program. That's more than the state of Delaware.
The future of the Twin Metals copper-mine project is in question.
The case out of Renville County could lead to more environmental review.
Enbridge has launched a major cleanup effort in Clearwater County to repair an aquifer crews punctured during construction in January. Artesian groundwater has been welling up for more than eight months, wasting at least 24 million gallons and threatening to dry out two rare and protected wetland areas nearby.
Minnesota company helps landowners get cash for carbon credits.
Irrigation pumps up crops but threatens state's rivers and streams.
Changes phased in; local governments can use existing worksheet until 2023.
Zwijndrecht residents cautioned to limit consumption of eggs and garden vegetables grown near 3M's plant.
In the wake of the Greenwood fire, local landowners question forest management practices to keep the woodland from becoming a tinderbox.
Communities divvy up millions.
Severe drought has Enbridge buying water from two northern Minnesota cities.
Swimmers should take precautions when taking a dip in rivers and creeks that are considered impaired for recreation.
Mississippi River drops below critical threshold for drought measures.
White Earth Band of Ojibwe exerts sovereignty, advances novel "rights of nature" theory.
MPCA is investigating nine drilling mud releases along the pipeline construction route.
It was a costly fight. The state's auto dealers threw themselves into a campaign against the regulation, and Senate Republicans dug in their heels and threatened to withhold state environmental funding until the 11th hour in their unsuccessful effort to force the state to ditch the rules.
The Appeals Court ordered the air pollution permit that PolyMet received from MPCA back to the regulator to further consider whether the company deceptively sought a less stringent permit for a mine operation smaller than the one it actually planned.
With about half of Minnesota now in the grip of severe drought — and 4% in extreme drought — the state has officially shifted into the "drought warning phase," the DNR announced Friday.
Downed trees hamper firefighting efforts in Boundary Waters.
Family turned to trust to protect cold-water lake property.
Grazing sheep help manage the vegetation at the solar sites.
The food packaging industry is seeking alternatives.
The enormous reach of the proposed environment deal stretches from the Northwoods to farm fields to microplastic bits in the water — and it adds a 60th state forest.
After a prolonged standoff that threatened to shut down Minnesota's parks before a holiday weekend, Senate Republicans have dropped demands that the Walz administration stop the new clean cars emissions standards.
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.