PolyMet mine debate has competing visions for Up North

More than 2,000 people from across the state packed the RiverCentre for the third and final public hearing on the PolyMet Mining Corporation’s proposal for a $650 million open pit mine near Babbitt, Minn.


Activists Gather 15,000 Petitions to Oppose Sulfide Mining on the Iron Range

Minnesota Environmentalists gathered in Canal Park to call for an end to sulfide mining projects on the Iron Range. Environment Minnesota collected thousands of signatures in opposition of Polymet's proposed open pit mine.


Stormwater Runoff: The Pollution Engine

More frequent and intense thunderstorms are delivering more rainfall than the ground can absorb leading to agriculture and chemical pollution running off into Minnesota lakes and rivers.


Saint Paul gets charged up for electric vehicles with solar-powered EV stations

The increasing popularity of electric vehicles has led the City of Saint Paul to work together with Drive Electric Minnesota to create an EV charging infrastructure.


Minnesota's role in nitrate pollution

At stake: the safety of the state’s drinking water and the health of fish and other aquatic life in its rivers and streams. And far downstream, the future of the Gulf of Mexico, where the oxygen-deprived “dead zone” is linked to nitrogen compounds carried to it from the agricultural heartland via the Mississippi River.