Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe said nitrates are a growing problem. Faced with paying for technology that can remove nitrates, Des Moines is suing over agricultural drainage.
Under the Senate bill, manufacturers would have several years to phase out the plastic, which has been found in fish. The House passed a different version of the bill.
Six and a half years after Minnesotans voted to raise taxes to clean up lakes and streams, it's clear the state has a long way to go.
Nine Minnesota counties where pollution from vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and wood burning is tracked scored well on an annual American Lung Association report.
A study published in the journal Science combined the effects of human influences and biodiversity to help researchers learn about what makes for a stable ecosystem over time.
State natural resources officials want the Legislature to spend another $4 million in the next two years to manage the state's forests. It's not clear if they'll get it.
With no chance of her mining bill passing in the Republican-controlled Congress, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum aims to pressure the Obama administration to protect the area.
In the spirit of spring cleaning, find out what to do with old televisions and other electronics crowding your home.
Minnesota is a leader in electronics recycling, thanks in part to a law requiring manufacturers to take responsibility for their disposal. But some of us keep old gadgets a long time.
The Black Dog plant will stop burning coal April 15 after more than 60 years.
American Rivers says the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine threatens the river's water quality. The group worries about the risk of pollution and loss of wetlands.
"Much of the conversion came at the cost of natural ecosystems," said Tyler Lark, the lead author of the study.
Early spring is an important time to think about how to prevent human-bear confrontations. Not many plants are growing yet, so finding food can be a challenge for the animals.
The company blames the layoffs on high inventory levels of taconite amid a worldwide steel glut. U.S. Sen. Al Franken says the Minntac layoffs may not be the last.
The Lake Superior South, Big Fork and Nemadji River watersheds, which cover about 3,000 square miles, are made up mostly of forests and wetlands.