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Gov. Tim Pawlenty has promoted Deputy Commissioner Paul Eger to lead the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Lake Superior 'love nest' aims to save sturgeon population
An effort to help Lake Superior sturgeon become self-sustaining is entering a critical phase. Sturgeon were nearly wiped out in the big lake about a century ago. Crews have been busy this winter, trying to build the perfect sturgeon love nest.
Minn. DNR to hear outdoor concerns
Minnesota DNR officials are listening this weekend to people who hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. The DNR Roundtables are held once a year, a chance for agency workers to hear from citizens.
How to fix a 'hot, flat and crowded' world
Thomas Friedman says the current green movement is no revolution, and that it will take strong American leadership -- and some pain -- to destabilize global climate change.
Voices on the environment
Midday presents a "Voices of Minnesota" interview with Dave Tilman and Deborah Swackhamer. The two University of Minnesota professors discuss climate change and other environmental issues.
Minnehaha Falls restoration starts today
In the next several months, Minnehaha Falls will get a make-over. It will involve some much-needed repairs, but there'll also be some work to improve the ecology of the place.
MPCA chief resigns
Brad Moore, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is leaving that post after two years on the job.