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Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it's time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem. Critics say regulators have moved too slowly as the problem worsens, but the Department of Agriculture says it plans to use a new set of rules to be more aggressive in getting farmers to do things that limit the amount of fertilizer chemicals leaching into groundwater. Groundwater is the stat
BACKUS, Minn. -- Critics of a proposed Sandpiper pipeline route that would cut through Cass County in north-central Minnesota gathered Monday to bring attention to their environmental concerns. The Sandpiper is an oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge Inc. to stretch 616 miles from near Tioga in western North Dakota to a terminal in Superior, Wis.
WILLISTON, N.D. - A 35-year-old Oregon man died after a firework struck him in the face early Saturday morning, according to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office. Det. Caleb Fry said detectives were called between midnight and 1 a.m. and found Michael Cottrell deceased. “I believe one of the parties attempted CPR,” Fry said.
By Kristin Miller While basking in the summer sun and enjoying the long Fourth of July weekend, it might be hard to think about anything to do with winter. However,...
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune WRENSHALL, Minn.
Instead of spending so much time agonizing over the consequences of legalizing marijuana, more energy and attention should be focused on an already legal drug – alcohol. Sure, we all know how bad alcohol abuse is, but it’s become such an interwoven part of our social norms, it’s easy to lose sight of the heavy cost it carries and how many lives it destroys. A new report last week found that binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the U.S.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn.
By Malachi Peterson An influx of panhandlers, sometimes with cardboard signs pleading for help, are becoming more frequent at busy streets and intersections in Bemidji. Police Chief Mike Mastin said the department tends to receive more calls about panhandlers during the Fourth of July week because of their increased visibility with extra visitors to town.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A woman found dead in a Wyoming gravel pit in 1983 has been identified as Mary Lynn Anderson, a Frazee native who family members reported missing in 1986.