• Pollution Control chooses most aggressive plan for cleaning up former 3M site
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said it wants 3M to remove as much PFC contaminated soil as possible from its former Oakdale dump site.May 14, 2008
  • Researcher says his study on 3M workers' health is inconclusive
    The lead investigator on a new study of 3M workers exposed to the perfluorochemical PFOA urges caution in interpreting its results.March 6, 2008
  • Water contaminant PFBA not as toxic as previously thought
    The chemical was found in the drinking water of more than 143,000 residents.February 28, 2008
  • 3M to cut 141 jobs
    Maplewood-based 3M is cutting 63 jobs in its display and graphics business to reduce costs. The job cuts will come in the Twin Cities and Menomonie, Wisconsin.December 5, 2007
  • MPCA board signs off on chemical cleanup deal with 3M
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizens' board has unanimously approved an agreement under which 3M Co. will clean up long-buried chemicals that have contaminated groundwater in the east metropolitan area.May 22, 2007
  • Toxic Traces Revisited
    In 2005, Minnesota Public Radio first raised questions about whether the state of Minnesota acted quickly enough to investigate contamination from 3M chemicals. Two years later a new 3M chemical has been found in drinking water, affecting more communities, and the state's response is again being questioned.April 2, 2007
  • Whither 3M?
    George Buckley took the CEO job at Maplewood-based 3M a little more than a year ago. At the time there was speculation Buckley would put more of a priority on the science and engineering that has been at the company's core. The jury is still out on whether Buckley will provide the business leadership 3M needs.February 28, 2007
  • 3M chemicals in Mississippi prompt new fish advisory
    The Minnesota Department of Health advises eating only one meal per week of bluegill sunfish from a stretch of the Mississippi river. The advisory comes after elevated levels of a chemical compound formerly used in 3M Scotchguard products is found in fish there.March 28, 2006
  • 3M's third quarter a strong one
    3M reported strong third-quarter earnings, due to cost-cutting and stronger sales in the Asia-Pacific region. Company officials say, despite the improved results, they don't yet see any rebound in the global economy.October 21, 2002

MPR News

Listen Now

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland