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Man apprehended after Highway 59 car chase
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Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Park Rapids lake
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
March 1, 2016
Ideas flow at clean water summit
Balancing water is tough. Still, Gov. Mark Dayton brought together more than 800 Minnesotans to do that on Saturday, looking at ways to clean...
March 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
August 5, 2015
Dayton recreates Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizen board
ST. PAUL — Months after the Legislature abolished the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s citizens board, Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on a promise to recreate the board through his own authority. Dayton on Tuesday issued an executive order creating the Governor’s...
August 5, 2015 - 9:00am
June 24, 2015
Minnesota Pollution Control’s citizen board eliminated after day of protests, tears
ST. PAUL -- The citizens’ board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a disputed sewage facility Tuesday, then adjourned itself out of existence. The 48-year-old board was eliminated by the Legislature this year, enraging environmentalists who saw the move as a step...
June 24, 2015 - 8:22am
June 2, 2014
U.S. unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution
WASHINGTON - The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled...
June 2, 2014 - 10:03am
March 15, 2014
Year away from decision on sulfate wild rice limit
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the...
March 15, 2014 - 11:00am
March 7, 2014
Eastern Minnesota under air quality alert
ST. PAUL -- People in the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota are under an air pollution health alert today. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the alert this morning, saying air quality is unhealthy for groups of people such as those with cardiovascular or respiratory disease,...
March 7, 2014 - 10:15am
November 26, 2013
Half of Minnesota stream miles changed by humans
DULUTH -- Nearly half of the more than 80,000 miles of streams in Minnesota have been changed by human activity, according to the results of a two-year study released Monday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Geospatial Information Office compared aerial photos...
November 26, 2013 - 8:25am
November 22, 2013
MPCA fines Perham $70K for foul odors
The City of Perham will pay a $70,000 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a result of complaints about wastewater treatment pond odors. The city must also start enforcing discharge agreements with local industries, charging surcharges to industrial facilities when...
November 22, 2013 - 11:23am
October 24, 2013
Worldwide wildfires increase health risks of bad air
DULUTH -- As huge swathes of Australia’s Outback burn in wildfires spurred by drought, health experts in the U.S. warned Thursday that more heat and more fires means more unhealthy air to breathe. The Natural Resources Defense Council released a list of 31 states — including...
October 24, 2013 - 7:54pm
August 30, 2013
Plastic polluting the Great Lakes
A second summer research tour of the Great Lakes has confirmed what the first one found — a wealth of tiny plastic particles is polluting the water. Mary Balcer, director of the Lake Superior Research Institute at UWS, who has studied more traditional Great Lakes threats such...
August 30, 2013 - 9:54am
July 16, 2013
Heat leads to algae issues on Minn. lakes
ST. PAUL -- Microscopic algae plants in Minnesota waters are being turned into harmful algal blooms, the Pollution Control Agency says. They could harm pets, livestock and humans. “High rainfall, which has been common throughout much of Minnesota this spring, results in nutrient-rich...
July 16, 2013 - 9:12am
June 29, 2013
Clean water groups applaud MPCA study
Minnesota’s clean water advocates praised the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this week for its comprehensive study documenting the sources of nitrogen pollution that endanger Minnesota’s drinking water, fish and aquatic habitat – and contribute to the Dead Zone in the Gulf...
June 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 8, 2010
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issues air pollution health alert for Detroit Lakes today
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health alert for the Twin Cities and Rochester for today. Dense fog overnight, which aids in fine particle production, and calm winds, have allowed fine particle concentrations to build to levels considered unhealthy...
March 8, 2010 - 10:19am
March 21, 2009
MPCA to probe soil at Bemidji airport for contamination from firefighting foam
BEMIDJI - Flights at Bemidji Regional Airport may see interruptions for a short period this summer as state officials probe soil for contamination from firefighting foam. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced last month it would check groundwater in numerous cities whether...
March 21, 2009 - 9:07am
February 17, 2009
Mercury rising in Minnesota fish
DULUTH - The amount of toxic mercury in Minnesota walleye and northern pike has been going up since the mid 1990s, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported Tuesday. The unexpected increase in mercury was found in an analysis of 25 years of fish from 825 Minnesota lakes by...
February 17, 2009 - 6:32pm