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MPCA Proposes to Add 2 Sites to Superfund List

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add two contaminated sites to the state's Superfund list.
    
The proposed additions are the former Executive Cleaners site in Worthington in Nobles County of southwestern Minnesota, and the Spring Park Municipal Wells site in Spring Park near Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County.

Neighbors Band Together to Save Homes from Minnehaha Creek Flooding

Minnehaha Creek is flowing out of Lake Minnetonka, and the water in the lake is at the highest level on record -- with records dating back to 1906.

Klobuchar, Ellison Give Update on Closing St. Anthony Falls Lock

The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam - Photo: KSTP/Jim O'Connell

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Tuesday gave an update on the fight against invasive species and their movement through the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock.

U of M Students Design, Install Rain Garden

File Photo: Rain Garden - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

While we’ve seen plenty of rain recently, the University of Minnesota wants to harness it with rain gardens.

On Tuesday, students taking a U of M environmental communication course will be installing a rain garden at Ralph Rapson Hall on Church Street Southeast. They designed the garden as part of their coursework.

SouthWest Transit Gives Seedlings to Riders on Earth Day

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SouthWest Transit will be giving out free White Spruce seedlings to riders in celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday.

The seedlings will be given at four stations: Highway 212 and Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Highway 212 and Highway 101 in Chanhassen, 500 Market St. in Chanhassen, and Highway 212 and Highway 41 in Chaska.

Mall of America Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

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When you think of Mall of America, you probably think of the stores, the lights and the rides. But there's more to the mall than meets the eye. The belly of the beast is down below it all; the basement is where a bunch of guys get psyched up about cleaning up. Down there, they find a second use for just about everything.

Community Members Asked to Help Record Lake 'Ice-Off' Dates

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It’s a sign that our brutal winter may finally be coming to an end – the spring thaw is here, and ice is starting to disappear from local lakes.

To help track climate trends and keep accurate records, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking community members to document when the ice disappears from lakes, or the ice-off data.