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A Minnesota city and reservation will be receiving federal funding for air quality monitoring, but many of Minnesota’s cities and counties has some of the best quality air in the nation.
From the column: "This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the enormous environmental progress that has been made in Minnesota and across the nation. One remarkable Minnesota success is the Rainy River along the Canadian border."
The plan would move processing facilities and tailings storage away from Talon’s proposed underground mine near Tamarack and into North Dakota.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive almost $1.5 million.
The U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy are researching how restored bogs help slow climate change.
Japanese apple rust requires both junipers and apples or crabapples to complete its life cycle, with spores carried by wind or rain to infect other plants.

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The giant bird, in protective wrap, made the road trip early Thursday morning. It will be on display in the Eco Experience building to raise awareness of the dangers of lead pollution.
The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
Once dismissed as unscientific, there’s now increasing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife.

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