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The PFAS chemicals that have plagued east-metro communities are also in firefighting foams used in several cities throughout Minnesota.
A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.
As cleanup of lead contamination continues, regulators accuse manufacturer of multiple pollution violations.
Judge approves lead cleanup plan and allows plant to open Tuesday.
Water Gremlin can partly reopen this weekend if court approves a cleanup plan
While some employees demonstrated with their children at the Capitol to reopen the plant, others who had worked there have spoken out about fears of illness and health risks.
Public health investigators founds that at least 12 children of Water Gremlin workers have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Workers can unwittingly carry the heavy lead dust home on their shoes, clothing and in their vehicles.
Warming winters, longer growing seasons and wetter weather all make Minnesota more hospitable to the invasive pests.
State Appeals Court keeps 3 permits for copper-nickel mine on hold during legal challenge.
The appeals argued Wednesday are at the core of the groups' effort to stop a copper-nickel mine they see as posing profound environmental risks for northern Minnesota. PolyMet Mining insists it can safely operate a mine that will also generate much-needed jobs.