Environment

Cook County Board of Commissioners

County Board votes to support Environmental Impact Study on Polymet mine

Cook County Commissioners are sending a support letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


 

Lakeshore septic inspections continue as county puts ordinance on hold

Recent changes in Minnesota Pollution Control Agency rules have put a halt to Cook County’s efforts to revise the septic system ordinance.


Fresh snow on Pike Lake Road

Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Planning Director Tim Nelson

County to stall septic ordinance progress for now

Cook County Commissioners are not going forward with revisions to the septic system ordinance until they know where the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stands.


Anatomy of a Holiday Ice Candle

January thaw has ups and downs for area wildlife

Song birds are out foraging for fallen tree seeds dotting the snow. But not all critters benefit from the thaw.


Asian Carp

High court rejects request to keep out carp

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.