Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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    February 1, 2012

    Tax-subsidized Minnesota mining company considers expanding elsewhere

    ​Magnetation, a Nashwauk, Minnesota-based mining company, is kind of like the ungrateful date you spend too much money on, only to see him/her spurn you for another lover. In 2008, the company received a $1 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, money t ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2009

    City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman wants it her way

    Known as the "second mayor," she controls downtown development

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    November 19, 2008

    The Green Institute faces possible foreclosure after 15 years

    It was ahead of its time, but now the nonprofit has a looming debt problem

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    August 30, 2006

    Running Man

    Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?

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    November 30, 2005

    Brave New Highway

    Coming soon: The microwavable road?

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    May 26, 2004

    The Choke's on Us

    Minnesota's air quality makes it harder to breathe

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    March 17, 2004


    St. Paul river rats bid farewell to their private paradise

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    February 4, 2004

    Cut the Crap

    Sewage sludge: Fertilizer or public menace?

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    July 23, 2003

    What Lies Beneath

    What's in the smelly, oily water coming out of the ground at the new Heritage Park housing development?

  • Books

    May 22, 2002

    Watered Down

    The peculiar politics of watershed management in suburbia

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    January 30, 2002

    The Devil and Ms. Jansen

    And other tales from our least likely lobbyists

  • Books

    January 9, 2002

    Gender Blender

    Why Have Some Male Walleye in the Mississippi Stopped Producing Sperm?

  • Books

    August 23, 2000

    Green Acre?

    Developers visit the Gas Works and see a plush high-rise, but neighbors envision a meadow

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    Hot Enough For Ya?

    Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.

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    August 4, 1999
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    October 21, 1998

    Because They Can

    Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.

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    April 29, 1998

    Tilting at Highways

    War against the planned Hiawatha Avenue extension is being waged on several fronts--but it's an uphill battle.