Reporter | Environment

Stanley is a native of Milwaukee and loves the outdoors. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in English.

Farm seeking to expand its dairy operation loses legal fight to Winona County

Daley Farm had sued the county, saying officials had stacked an expansion vote against the large feedlot.

MPCA: We have no evidence Smith Foundry polluted Minneapolis neighborhood

The Environmental Protection Agency made a surprise visit to the iron foundry in May, and said it found a raft of problems. But Minnesota regulators insist they don't have the data to show Smith released excess soot.

St. Paul foundry fined $41K for air pollution permit violations

The MPCA's enforcement record at a different foundry in Minneapolis has come under scrutiny.

EPA to Minnesota: Take action to protect people from polluted wells in eight counties

A coalition of groups had asked the EPA to declare a public health emergency.

EPA: Foundry has been polluting Minneapolis air since 2018

Surprise inspection in May leads to order for Smith Foundry to come into compliance.

In remarkable turnaround, Minnesota cities consume much less water than decades ago

The conservation success is credited to upgrades in appliances, plumbing fixtures and garden sprinklers.

Minnesota plans to demolish dam in Hinckley over local objections

Removing the dam would bring back fish and mussels that have been gone from this stretch of the Grindstone River.

Woman killed in hit-and-run on Lake Street in south Minneapolis

Police are looking for a white pickup truck that fled on 13th Avenue S. after striking the woman.

Fridley man charged in March death of infant son

The criminal complaint says Aaron Michael Orlando Rathke, 23, would abuse the child until he passed, then try to resuscitate him.

Climate change spiked heat that canceled Twin Cities Marathon, climatologist says

The muggy 92-degree weather was more than 40 degrees hotter than ideal for running, race officials said.