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Minneapolis Considers Statewide Mattress Recycling

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The Minneapolis City Council is proposing the creation of a statewide mattress recycling program to ease the burden of the cumbersome and costly item at landfills.
    

Minnesota DNR to Sample for Deer Disease

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The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters in southeast Minnesota to submit deer for chronic wasting disease sampling.
    

Community Group Stocks Lake Minnetonka with Walleye

Thousands of walleye will be dumped into Lake Minnetonka on Friday in an attempt to make the lake a “legendary walleye fishery.”

Minneapolis Single-Sort Service Boosts Recycling

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The Minneapolis public works committee says residents are recycling at least a quarter more waste following a switch to single-sort recycling.
    

Minneapolis Mayor Pushes Organics Recycling Program

What do you do with your food scraps? Do they go in the garbage? Do you grind them up in a disposal and wash them down the drain?

If you live in Minneapolis, Mayor Betsy Hodges would one day like everyone to compost those scraps.

Zebra Mussel Treatment, Testing on West Metro Lakes

One day after a west metro lake became the first in the nation to be treated with a product to kill zebra mussels, there are already signs it's working.

The boat launch area of Christmas Lake in Shorewood was treated with Zequanox on Monday.

Christmas Lake Tests Product to Kill Zebra Mussels

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Scientists are testing a new pesticide to kill off invasive zebra mussels in a small Minneapolis-area lake.
    
The Star Tribune reports Christmas Lake became the first in the nation Monday to use the new product. Zequanox uses dead bacterial cells to kill the aquatic pests that eat it. Zebra mussels have been found in 29 states.