On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second U.S. case of the new coronavirus in Chicago. The close proximity is raising concern and has the public questioning if their state could be next.
A judge began listening to attorneys make arguments during an evidentiary hearing about PolyMet in Ramsey County on Tuesday. Environmental groups believe the MPCA suppressed comments about the project from the EPA during the permitting process.
Copper-nickel mining would be permanently banned upstream from the BWCA under a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum. Twin Metals calls the bill an attempt to bypass the rigorous environmental review process.
On Monday morning, a decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals about PolyMet's permits. The court said that the DNR erred in granting the permit to mine and dam safety permits, and reversed those decisions. The court also said the DNR must hold a contested case hearing.
Democratic House prosecutors make their final arguments at the Senate impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump. The president's legal team is preparing its defense, expected to start Saturday morning.
The Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in the Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base. President Donald Trump had initially said he was told that no troops had been injured in the Jan. 8 strike.