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June 6, 2018
The William A Irvin will be moved to make room for cleanup this fall, effectively closing it for the season. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
Duluth's 'Haunted Ship' event canceled as laker is displaced
June 6, 2018 - 7:35pm
May 16, 2018
The S.S. William A. Irvin has sat in Minnesota Slip since 1986. Tentative plans to move the 611-foot-long freighter out of the slip so that contaminated bottom sediments can be leveled and covered with clean material are moving forward. Moving the floating museum would present difficulties, as it is only inches narrower than the open channel when the slip’s pedestrian bridge is in the open position. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
Irvin faces a tight squeeze as preliminary plans to move historic ship underway in Duluth
May 16, 2018 - 11:38am
Tuesday's Line 3 pipeline replacement discussion was spearheaded by Minnesotans for Line 3 and United Piping Inc. CEO Bob Shoneberger (left); Cub Foods owner Chris Quisberg representing the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce; and Grand Rapids resident DeeDee Tollefson. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Pipeline advocates visit Baxter amid statewide debate over Line 3
May 16, 2018 - 10:10am
April 29, 2018
Aerial scene of the Calument refinery fire and explosion in Superior Thursday morning, April 26. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Air quality improving after Superior, Wis., refinery explosion
April 29, 2018 - 10:02pm
April 27, 2018
Brandon Flaada uses a cup on a stick to gather water samples from Newton Creek in Superior for Husky Energy. The company was monitoring water quality of the stream after Thursday's fire at the oil refinery. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Focus shifts for fire cleanup: Superior recovers as refinery monitors safety
April 27, 2018 - 7:26pm
April 9, 2018
The Minnesota state Capitrol building was where the home stretch of the 2018 legislative session began Monday, April 9, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Lawmakers look at increased penalties for attacking police
April 9, 2018 - 3:19pm
March 5, 2018
Cottage Grove, Minn., houses one of the east metro's 3M sites. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
GOP lawmakers concerned about 3M lawsuit settlement
March 5, 2018 - 4:31pm
February 19, 2018
Minnesota vs. Minnesota: Agency pushes back in $5 billion 3M suit
February 19, 2018 - 6:00am
February 16, 2018
Public input sought on how to invest millions from Volkswagen pollution settlement
February 16, 2018 - 11:30am
February 10, 2018
Minnesota vs. 3M: A guide to the $5B trial: State’s biggest environmental lawsuit, over company’s PFCs in groundwater, starts this month
February 10, 2018 - 4:25pm
February 3, 2018
The City of Fargo keeps its salt in this dome seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, near the Central Garage to keep rain from washing it away.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
'Permanent pollutant': Salt to melt ice on streets posing growing risk to Minnesota's lakes
February 3, 2018 - 1:34pm
January 16, 2018
Water flows into a tailings pond at the Suncor Energy oil sands mine in this aerial photograph taken near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, on June 4, 2015. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg)
340 billion gallons of sludge spur environmental fears in Canada
January 16, 2018 - 10:10am
November 20, 2017
Minn. seeks $5 billion for alleged 3M pollution
November 20, 2017 - 8:52pm
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
May 9, 2017
Studies show good news, bad news for Rum River watershed
May 9, 2017 - 5:45am