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The race to replace Schoen: Bigham is in, McNamara 'strongly leaning toward' a run
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Brad Paisley to bring world tour to Sioux Falls
Teen dies on a Sioux Falls interstate when truck vaulted, landing on top of another vehicle
Only 22 percent of Minnesotans think Franken should remain in office, KSTP poll finds
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
Girls basketball: Rock Valley tops Sibley-Ocheyedan
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise
The Drill (Episode 32: Nov. 22, 2017)
Column: There’s plenty to celebrate on Thanksgiving
Column: Hospice care includes many non-cancer diagnoses
Letter: Let’s be honest about MinnesotaCare expansion costs
Letter: Time to ‘Ring the Bell’ to help in Nobles County
Letter: To respect the flag, stand for it
Douglas Dale Kleve
Barry M. Iwen
Duane R. Klooster
Leatrice (Underwood) Koening
Solts get new fence thanks to help from neighbors, friends
Talking turkey: St. Mary’s youths offer cooking tips
The great canned pumpkin hunt: Fans won't let Festal go
My honest list of thanks
Let the countdown begin: Advent calendars symbolize time of anticipation
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Olson 80th birthday
Koob 98th birthday
Carlsbeek 50th anniversary
Brock 65th anniversary
Winter 98th birthday
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November 20, 2017
Minn. seeks $5 billion for alleged 3M pollution
ST. PAUL—Minnesota is seeking $5 billion in damages from 3M Co. in what could become one of the largest environmental lawsuits in the nation's history. In Hennepin County District Court documents filed Friday, the attorney general charged that chemicals manufactured by Maplewood-based...
November 20, 2017 - 8:52pm
August 11, 2017
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
ST. PAUL—The governor called for making the Minnesota River "fishable and swimmable" within 10 years. That was then-Minnesota Gov. Arne...
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
April 28, 2017
Livestock advocates worry about appeals court ruling on feedlot operators
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Livestock advocates in the Upper Great Plains say it's too soon to know how a District of Columbia ruling that sided...
April 28, 2017 - 8:05pm
March 18, 2017
Outside Camp Ripley, pine trees and prairie stand sentinel
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Two years ago, Minnesota lawmakers jump started efforts to keep the area around Minnesota's main military base green and...
March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
December 27, 2016
Letter: Carbon dioxide is not pollution
By Phil Drietz, Delhi Here’s a response to the Dec. 19 column, “If Trump stands athwart progress on climate change, he'll be in for a fight.” Burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide (CO2), but does it cause global warming? Open two 12-ounce cans of soda, and put one in...
December 27, 2016 - 10:39pm
November 25, 2016
Capital Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
ST. PAUL -- The Nov. 8 election was unpredictable and the 2017 Minnesota Legislature likely will be, too. GOP candidates took many by surprise, including some fellow Republicans, and took over the state Senate. The GOP held a Senate majority in 2011-2012, but because of the election...
November 25, 2016 - 9:01pm
August 30, 2016
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last week it was a restriction on the use of some pesticides. Many of Minnesota's farmers and farm organizations are not happy with Gov. Mark Dayton,...
August 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
August 3, 2016
Farm leaders: Federal water rules are game changers
MORGAN, Minn. -- Scott VanderWal came across the South Dakota border to southwest Minnesota's Farmfest to scare farmers. The American Farm Bureau vice president wasted no time doing that as keynote speaker Wednesday before a panel launched into a water issues discussion. "Right this...
August 3, 2016 - 9:04pm
May 31, 2016
U.S. top court backs MN property owners over wetlands permits
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback to federal authorities on environmental law by ruling Tuesday that property owners can...
May 31, 2016 - 5:04pm
March 3, 2016
U.S. top court denies bid to block mercury air pollution rule
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants. The action came about a month after the high...
March 3, 2016 - 3:56pm
January 7, 2016
Volkswagen CEO to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal
WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week for the highest-level...
January 7, 2016 - 3:39pm
December 14, 2015
City of Windom honored as Community Conservationists
BLOOMINGTON — The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have...
December 14, 2015 - 8:33pm
September 25, 2015
Rules aren’t made to be broken: Despite MPCA regulations to protect water, non-compliance is a problem
WORTHINGTON — From grass clippings left on city streets to nutrient runoff from well-manicured lawns and farm fields, it seems everyone shares...
September 25, 2015 - 9:16pm
July 20, 2015
MPCA issues fines to area entities
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 52 enforcement cases in 32 counties throughout Minnesota during the second quarter of 2015. Penalties from all 52 cases totaled $311,303. Environmental enforcement investigations often take several months, and in highly...
July 20, 2015 - 8:34pm
July 8, 2015
River cleanup of wood waste nearly complete
DULUTH — Daryl Peterson reached over the gunwale of the airboat and grabbed a small board floating on the surface of Radio Tower Bay. It...
July 8, 2015 - 9:25pm