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MPCA Celebrates Ten Years of “GreenStep Cities” Program

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday Duluth Mayor Emily Larson helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of a statewide program aimed at helping cities become more green. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is behind the effort called “GreenStep Cities.” It’s designed to make communities more energy efficient, healthy and environmentally conscious. In Duluth: solar panels, L-E-D lights and electric car charging stations…

Haze from Canadian Fires Moves Out with Wind and Rain

Rainfall clear smoke up, and wind moves it south.

DULUTH, Minn.- Since last weekend, fires in Canada have been burning and sending smoke into the air, which the wind blew into the Northland creating a haze throughout the sky. Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said the worst of the smoke filtered into the Southern parts of the state. However, it could still be irritable for some…

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Cleaning Up Minnesota Slip

DULUTH, Minn. – An update tonight on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. It’s one of the largest projects of its kind and the goal is to clean up pollution in the St. Louis River. This multi-partner project includes the state, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of Duluth. These type of projects provide multiple benefits, like taking care of…