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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

A special report, "Beneath the Surface," shines a light on the pressures on Minnesota's groundwater.

Redeveloping Nicollet and Lake

Nicollet Avenue Kmart plan moves forward

A redevelopment plan that could lead to the reopening of Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street in Minneapolis took another step forward on Tuesday with approval from a City Council committee.
Veolia Water Project Manager Kelly Daleiden

A first in Minnesota, cities launch system to treat, stash water underground

To avoid building a new water treatment plant, three cities have begun storing treated water 500 feet underground for use when summer demand is high.

Why 'Fargo' for TV works with cold efficiency

When TV decides to adapt a movie, it can do it in a couple of different ways. The success of FX's adaptation of Fargo and the problems with CBS's adaptation of Bad Teacher offer telling examples.
Filling potholes

School of hard knocks: Road crews fight pothole wars shorthanded on money, science

It's a battle fought in every Minnesota city and town during the spring. And the terms of engagement haven't changed much over the decades. Without enough money to rebuild the roads, it's patch and hope and patch again.
Rev. Paul Slack heads up ISAIAH

Eyeing racial disparities, schools trying to cut down on suspensions

According the Minnesota Department of Education, nearly 60 percent of suspensions and expulsions last year were of black, Latino, Asian, Native American and other students of color, even though they're only a quarter of the student population.
Polystyrene foam container

Mpls. proposal would ban polystyrene food containers

Although the plastic in the foam is recyclable, it is one of the few types of plastic Minneapolis doesn't recycle.

Risks of popular anxiety drugs often overshadowed

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers -- sometimes to deadly effect.
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