Grand Portage News


08/20/2018 07:06 PM  ~~~Source~~~
MPCA Issues Air Quality Alert for Parts of Minnesota 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the northeast, central and southwest portions of the state effective through 9 a.m. Tuesday. The area affected includes Mankato, Marshall, St. Cloud, Alexandria, Brainerd, Duluth, Hibbing and Ely, as well as the tribal nations of Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Fond du Lac and Mille Lacs.


08/17/2018 02:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Refinery explosion roils northern Minnesota's asphalt supply 

Dave Clement used to expect a daily delivery of two truckloads of asphalt binder from the Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wis., to his worksite's mobile asphalt plants, where it would be mixed with gravel and placed on the road. But ever since the refinery exploded in April, Husky has been offline and Clement, an asphalt manager at KGM Contractors based out of Angora, has been dealing with higher asphalt prices, driven up by a lower supply and compounded by having to transport the oil further from its source.


08/16/2018 10:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern Half of Minnesota Through Sunday 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the northern half of the state starting Thursday at 3 p.m. and lasting until Sunday at noon. Affected areas include Brainerd, Bemidji, Duluth, Ely and Moorhead and the tribal nations of Mille Lacs, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake and Red Lake.