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  • Minnesota Farmers Battle Climate Change and Water Pollution Together
    July 30 2014
    RAPIDAN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – It’s a blustery morning in…
  • Take Action to Prevent Water Pollution, Reduce Flooding and Protect Habitat
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • Can Minnesotans Love the Lakes Too Much?
    February 15 2014
    FOREST LAKE, Minn. – The week after Labor Day can be one of…
  • "Sexy Owls" Draw Pilgrims, Protections at Sax-Zim Bog
    January 10 2014
    COTTON, Minn. – Except for his Norwegian surname, Mark…
  • Putting the River First: Minneapolis and the Mississippi
    April 10 2014
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota’s largest city has long touted…
  • A Community Tested: Duluth Recovers from Floods
    March 14 2014
    DULUTH, Minn. – The storm that nearly broke the back of…

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GovTech: Containing Dangerous Contaminant: Minnesota Scrambles for Clean Water
Posted Jun 21, 2016

A potentially cancer-causing chemical recently detected in the groundwater of two north metro cities has officials using stopgap measures to ensure the water supply is safe until they can make multimillion-dollar upgrades to their treatment plants. Those measures include shutting off some wells, temporarily connecting to a Minneapolis water main, and shutting down splashy kids’ parks to conserve water. The industrial chemical -- 1,4 dioxane -- comes from the long-closed Twin Cities Army... Read More »
MN Public Radio: Waukesha unanimously granted access to Great Lakes water
Posted Jun 21, 2016

Representatives from Minnesota and the seven other states surrounding the Great Lakes gave their unanimous blessing today to a controversial proposal by a Milwaukee suburb to pump more than 8 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to replace water from its contaminated wells. The decision means Waukesha will become the first city located entirely outside of the Great Lakes watershed that's allowed to tap the lakes for drinking water, under the terms of a 2008 law called the Great... Read More »
Star Tribune: Land O'Lakes gives boost to Minnesota water quality effort
Posted May 25, 2016

One of Minnesota’s primary strategies to reduce agricultural water pollution is getting a corporate boost from Land O’Lakes Inc., which promised to put its shoulder behind the effort to enlist farmers. On Wednesday Gov. Mark Dayton and Land O’Lakes officials announced what they called a “new public-private partnership” at the company’s headquarters in Arden Hills. Dayton signed a memorandum of understanding with the company, which plans to include water... Read More »

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