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May 16, 2018
The S.S. William A. Irvin has sat in Minnesota Slip since 1986. Tentative plans to move the 611-foot-long freighter out of the slip so that contaminated bottom sediments can be leveled and covered with clean material are moving forward. Moving the floating museum would present difficulties, as it is only inches narrower than the open channel when the slip’s pedestrian bridge is in the open position. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
Irvin faces a tight squeeze as preliminary plans to move historic ship underway in Duluth
May 16, 2018 - 11:38am
May 15, 2018
Activists line up during a rally in the Twin Cites area last summer to protest pipeline initiatives in Minnesota -- both a threat to the environment, critics say, as well as a false hope for economic growth. Submitted photo / Sierra Club
Pipeline advocates visit Baxter amid statewide debate over Line 3
May 15, 2018 - 10:30pm
April 29, 2018
Aerial scene of the Calument refinery fire and explosion in Superior Thursday morning, April 26. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Air quality improving after Superior, Wis., refinery explosion
April 29, 2018 - 10:02pm
April 27, 2018
Brandon Flaada uses a cup on a stick to gather water samples from Newton Creek in Superior for Husky Energy. The company was monitoring water quality of the stream after Thursday's fire at the oil refinery. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Focus shifts for fire cleanup: Superior recovers as refinery monitors safety
April 27, 2018 - 7:26pm
April 9, 2018
The Minnesota state Capitrol building was where the home stretch of the 2018 legislative session began Monday, April 9, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Lawmakers look at increased penalties for attacking police
April 9, 2018 - 3:19pm
March 5, 2018
Cottage Grove, Minn., houses one of the east metro's 3M sites. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
GOP lawmakers concerned about 3M lawsuit settlement
March 5, 2018 - 4:31pm
February 19, 2018
Minnesota vs. Minnesota: Agency pushes back in $5 billion 3M suit
February 19, 2018 - 6:00am
February 10, 2018
Minnesota vs. 3M: A guide to the $5B trial: State’s biggest environmental lawsuit, over company’s PFCs in groundwater, starts this month
February 10, 2018 - 4:25pm
February 3, 2018
The City of Fargo keeps its salt in this dome seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, near the Central Garage to keep rain from washing it away.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
'Permanent pollutant': Salt to melt ice on streets posing growing risk to Minnesota's lakes
February 3, 2018 - 1:34pm
November 20, 2017
Minn. seeks $5 billion for alleged 3M pollution
November 20, 2017 - 8:52pm
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
April 28, 2017
Livestock feedlots of all sizes could have increased pollution reporting requirements because of a U.S. Appeals Court decision on April 11 in Washington, D.C. Photo taken February 2010 near Edgeley, N.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
April 28, 2017 - 8:05pm
March 18, 2017
Todd Holman, Baxter City Council member, Mississippi Headwaters Program Director for the Nature Conservancy, and coordinator of the Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Program, explains the history and purpose of the latter at Camp Ripley, Minn., Thursday, March 16, 2017. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
December 27, 2016
Letter: Carbon dioxide is not pollution
December 27, 2016 - 10:39pm
November 25, 2016
Capital Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
November 25, 2016 - 9:01pm
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