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Probe: Regulator’s Pipeline Emails Had ‘Poorly Chosen Words’

A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency staff member involved in the environmental review of the Sandpiper oil pipeline won't be disciplined for emails containing a disparaging tone about the project.

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Thursday Hearings Set On Revised Rules For Minnesota Waters

An administrative law judge holds hearings Thursday on proposed revisions to Minnesota's rules against degradation of its waters.

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Minnesota Beekeeper Sues EPA Over Insecticide-Coated Seeds

A federal lawsuit that's led by a central Minnesota beekeeper is seeking to make the Environmental Protection Agency label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide.

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EPA Backs Final Environmental Review for PolyMet Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency says the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine adequately addresses comments it made about earlier drafts of the massive document and says its remaining concerns can be addressed later.

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Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco Emissions

Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County.

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EPA Reaches Tentative Settlement With Mines Over Park Haze

The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a tentative settlement with four iron mines in Minnesota and Michigan that's aimed at reducing haze over pristine areas including Voyageurs and Isle Royale national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

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Radon Action Week Urges You To Get Your Home Tested

Tomorrow (Monday) kicks off National Radon Action Week which raises awareness of radon-related health problems.

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Lawsuits Challenge EPA Over Mesabi Nugget Plant

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two lawsuits are seeking to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to grant a water quality variance to the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, saying regulators violated the Clean Water Act and other federal laws when they approved it late last year.

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Very Small Radiation Level Detected In Minnesota

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has detected slightly elevated levels of radiation in rainwater in St. Paul. The EPA says elevated levels were expected after the March 11 tsunami in Japan and are not dangerous.

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