One in eight Minnesotans drink nitrate-tainted tap water, report says

Star Tribune 1/14/2020 Jennifer Bjorhus 

"Environmental group says Minnesota is on "the brink of a public health crisis."


Gov. Tim Walz seeks $300 million for water, infrastructure projects

Star Tribune 1/11/2020 Matt McKinney

"“This stuff is 100 years old in many cases. It’s not going to get cheaper to do it."


Bemidji officials grapple with water contamination from chemicals in firefighting foams

Star Tribune 11/18/2019 Jennifer Bjorhus 

PFAS from firefighting foam in Bemidji wells. 

State finds 56% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are 'impaired'

Star Tribune 11/13/2019 Jennifer Bjorhus 

A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus. 

Cities, Tribes Try a New Environmental Approach: Give Nature Rights

Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts 10/30/2019 Alex Brown 

"'Recognizing “rights of nature,” as the concept is known, also would shape city and state permitting and planning decisions. And it might become a powerful tool in fighting climate change and habitat loss."'



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