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March 21, 2019
Getting around the Final Four

Getting around the Final Four

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March 19, 2019
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, 2019
Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland

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March 14, 2019
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 5, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Ice dams and water damage

Ice dams and water damage

What is an ice dam?
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January 24, 2019
The January freeze is coming

The January freeze is coming

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January 24, 2019
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.
South Metro
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 21, 2018
How much garbage is that?

How much garbage is that?

The four Minnesota landfills that serve the Twin Cities accepted 1.09 million cubic yards of compacted municipal waste last year. If Great River Energy's garbage burner in Elk River shuts down, that number will rise.
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September 21, 2018
Resort Finder: Add your favorite resort or getaway

Resort Finder: Add your favorite resort or getaway

Use this handy form to add your favorite resort to the map. Also, make sure to include your name, where you are from and a phone number, in case we need more details. (We won't share your phone number. Note: It may take some time before your item appears on the map. We want to make sure all information is correct and that it will map correctly. We appreciate your patience.
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September 21, 2018
Resort Finder: Click to find your favorite Minnesota getaway

Resort Finder: Click to find your favorite Minnesota getaway

Use Resort Finder by clicking on a push pin to see the approximate location and details of your favorite vacation spots in Minnesota. Don't see your favorite resort, add it to the map by sending the name of the resort, the address, phone number, website and one or two sentences about what makes it special to Star Tribune's Resort Finder. Also include your name, where you are from and a phone number (in case we need more details).
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September 20, 2018
Wetterling abduction area sites

Wetterling abduction area sites

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August 3, 2018
Potato grower stops expansion

Potato grower stops expansion

There are over 200 agricultural wells owned by R.D. Offut in the Pinelands Sands Area that have permits to irrigate crops. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources gave the company notice that it would require an environmental study to proceed with three new permits.
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July 26, 2018
Navigating the 2018 Fringe Festival

Navigating the 2018 Fringe Festival

The Fringe is centered in two Minneapolis neighborhoods: Northeast and Cedar-Riverside, with Red Stag Supperclub returning as Fringe Central, the official post-show hangout. There's also a new Minnesota Family Fringe at Celtic Junction in St. Paul, and a Family Central at nearby Can Can Wonderland where ticketholders can do mini-golf or other activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2-5 and 9-12.