Aitkin County

MPCA: 28 Inadvertent Releases During Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Drilling

Willow River/Honor the EarthST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says there have been 28 inadvertent releases of drilling fluid at 12 river crossings along the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project, more than the agency first reported. The releases happening between June 8 and August 9. Thirteen of the spills were in wetlands, including 6,000 to 9,000 gallons released…

10 People Charged Following Investigation at Minnesota Care Center

The most serious charges include racketeering, swindling and manslaughter counts.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota’s attorney general has charged 10 people following an investigation into the death of a 58-year-old man at a northern Minnesota care center. The most serious charges include racketeering, swindling and manslaughter counts against Theresa Lee Olson, the former owner of the now-closed center, Chappy’s Golden Shores in Hill City. The defendants are also accused of bilking the state’s Medicaid…