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Report: Wastewater is key contributor of 'forever chemicals' pollution

A new report from an environmental advocacy group says wastewater treatment plants and sewage sludge are key pathways for so-called “forever chemicals” to contaminate Minnesota waterways. The report, by the nonprofit Minnesota Center for Environm...  Website

 By Kirsti Marohn    News    October 21, 2022

Fond du Lac, state fine Enbridge

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural Resources and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced an enforcement action this week against Enbridge Energy for...  Website


Once-ignored knowledge now shaping science

If you come into contact with people working in and around natural resources in Minnesota you may hear the term TEK. It's a popular buzzword, which, confusingly, has little to do with technology....  Website

 By Kirsti Marohn    News    April 1, 2022

Hundreds of Minnesota facilities to test for 'forever chemicals'

Nearly 400 wastewater treatment plants, industrial facilities, airports and landfills across Minnesota will begin monitoring for PFAS this year, state regulators said on Tuesday. They say the data collected will provide vital clues about how and... Full story

 By Kirsti Marohn    News    March 25, 2022

DNR releases details of more Line 3 aquifer breaches

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released details of more groundwater leaks caused by the construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline last year. The DNR has completed its investigation... Full story


State: Groups need to clean up impaired waters

Minnesota plans to require hundreds of industrial facilities and other sites to test for PFAS, the troublesome human-made substances sometimes known as "forever chemicals." State environmental...  Website


County jail steers clear of Covid cloud

Eighteen months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carlton County jail has managed so far to avoid an outbreak. Of the roughly two dozen people incarcerated in the jail daily, just two have tested...  Website


Enbridge to pay big fine for water mishap

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay up to $3.32 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. Last Thursday, the Minnesota Department of...


As Line 3 nears completion, pipeline battles are far from over

Over a thousand people filled the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul last week and vowed to continue their fight against Line 3. They erected tipis and held ceremonial dances and...  Website


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