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Cleaning up bacterial pollution will cost $4 million to $10 million over two decades, according to a new MPCA plan, the state's latest effort to solve a decades-old pollution problem.
3M last year settled a state of Minnesota lawsuit related to PFAS, and faces litigation in other states. Environmental and consumer groups immediately challenged the EPA's decision not to push immediately for lower limits on the chemicals in drinking and groundwater.
Police chiefs' association says state's highest court "missed an opportunity" to improve police professionalism.
Proposal drew opposition in southeastern Minn., where many wells are contaminated.
Maneuver to inject nature into modern law faces long odds.
Ex-EPA lawyer says Chicago office "suppressed" employees' PolyMet concerns.
As climate destabilizes, Minnesota could see polar snaps more frequently.
Part of Water Gremlin plant is shut down while health effects of toxins are studied.
Inadequate training for police who investigate sexual assaults, along with poor staffing and high turnover, plagues many police departments across the state – resulting in fewer charges against suspected offenders.
Police are less likely to interview witnesses, assign cases to a detective or forward them to a prosecutor if the victim was drinking, according to a Star Tribune analysis. When cases involving alcohol do reach prosecutors, suspects are much less likely to be charged with a crime or convicted.