Line 3 opponents descend on Minnesota Capitol to seek a stop-
The rally, part of a series of events called Treaties over Tar Sands organized by Indigenous and environmental activists, called on Gov. Tim Walz and President Joe Biden to pull permits and shut down the Line 3 replacement pipeline project.00
Minnesota Supreme Court delivers blow to Line 3 opponents-
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by opponents of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline, letting stand a key decision by independent regulators to allow construction on the project to proceed.
Scientists look for clues to Lake Superior algae blooms-
More than 10 years ago, the discovery of cyanobacteria along Park Point in Duluth — in notoriously cold and stormy Lake Superior — would have been unheard of.
Minnesota wildfires disappoint travelers and outfitters-
Several fires inside and just outside the country’s most visited wilderness area led officials to close it last weekend, dealing a blow to those who spent months planning their trips there and to the outfitters and other businesses that depend on them.
Forest Service says lightning caused Minnesota wildfire-
A wildfire in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota that crews have been fighting since the weekend has grown to 6 1/4 square miles.
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Minnesota issues plan to treat water marred by 3M chemicals-
Minnesota pollution control and natural resources officials released a $700 million plan to improve the drinking water for 14 communities whose groundwater was contaminated due to chemical disposal by 3M.
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Drinking Water Roundup: Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill, Canada reaches $8 billion settlement with First Nations-
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Boating on a Budget: Get off land and onto the Great Lakes-
Check out Great Lakes Now’s guide to getting on the water without burning a hole in your wallet.
Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary-
Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change.
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Drinking Water Roundup: Line 3 opposition persists during Minnesota drought, $15M in Michigan drinking water grants, lead pipes in Illinois and Ohio-
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