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Area Water Traces of Chromium 6

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He called it “something new on the radar.”

Thief River Falls Water Systems Superintendent, Wayne Johnson, after trace levels of Chromium 6 were found in water samples taken in Polk and Beltrami Counties.

The findings were published by an agency known as the Environmental Working Group, headquartered in Washington D.C., citing the results of 60,000 water samples taken by utilities across the country from 2013 until 2015.

No testing was done in Pennington, Red Lake, Marshall, Kittson or Roseau Counties, but samples in Polk and Beltrami Counties turned up trace amounts at point zero two parts per billion or less.

Higher amounts, from 1 to 5 parts per billion, were found among 8 samples taken in Grand Forks County.

Johnson says the State Department of Health has tested and cleared city water for “total chromium” three times over the past 10 years, although the state does not test specifically for Chromium 6, which was  the subject of a 1993 law suit against California Utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, detailed in the Academy Award Winning Movie, Erin Brockovich.

Scientists say various types of Chromium are naturally occurring, although Chromium 6 is generally traced to industrial sources.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the chemical is a highly toxic carcinogen, although the agency also says the trace amounts found in Polk and Beltrami Counties pose only a negligible risk over a lifetime of consumption.

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Pennington County Citation Disposition Bulletin 9-30-2016

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Thief River Falls Police Department cases Alexander Todd Brua, 19, Thief River Falls, felony charge of violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order dismissed Rorie Alyn Copeland, 25, Thief River Falls, (LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER) charge of an instruction permit violation dismissed Brandon Thomas Loken, 27, Wannaska, driver who isn’t owner must later produce

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Local Sports Podcast, Friday, September 30, 2016

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Sports Shorts 9.30.16

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(Kansas City, MO) — The Twins scored three times in the ninth inning and hung on to clip the Royals 7-6 in Kansas City. The Twins open up the final series of the season tonight in Chicago against the White Sox. Tyler Duffey will get the ball for Minnesota. Chicago will counter with left-hander Carlos Rodon.

(Eden Prairie, MN) — The Vikings continue to prepare for the New York Giants. The teams will meet on “Monday Night Football” at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikes improved to 3-and-0 with Sunday’s 22-10 win in Carolina. New York is 2-and-1.

(Cincinnati, OH) — The Bengals made easy work of the Dolphins, winning 22-7 on “Thursday Night Football” in Cincinnati. A.J. Green had 10 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals, who improved to 2-and-2. Miami is 1-and-3.

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — Matt Dumba scored the first goal of the game but the Wild fell to the Jets in Winnipeg, 4-1. Minnesota is now 1-and-2 in exhibition play. The Wild host the Hurricanes on Sunday.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx host the Phoenix Mercury tonight in Game Two of their best-of-five semifinal series at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Minnesota grabbed a 1-0 lead in the series with a 113-95 rout on Wednesday. After tonight, the series shifts to Phoenix for the next two games.

(University Park, PA) — The Golden Gophers begin Big Ten play tomorrow at Penn State. Minnesota is 3-and-0 following wins over Oregon State, Indiana State and Colorado State. Penn State sits at 2-and-2.

(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State opens conference play tomorrow at home against Illinois State. The game is Homecoming for the top-ranked Bison, who are 3-and-0. It’s a rematch of the 2014 national championship, which NDSU won 29-27.

(Grand Forks, ND) — University of North Dakota football hosts Cal Poly this weekend. It will be the 100th football game at the Alerus Center tomorrow. The Fighting Hawks are 2-and-2, while Cal Poly is 3-and-1 this season.

(Chaska, MN) — The Ryder Cup gets underway at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. The U.S. is trying to snap a three-game losing streak to Europe. After the morning foursomes there will be four better ball matches, with pairings announced later this morning.

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Local News Podcast, Friday, September 30, 2016

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Area Water Contaminated with Chromium 6

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He called it “something new on the radar.”

Thief River Falls Water Systems Superintendent, Wayne Johnson, after trace levels of Chromium 6 were found in water samples taken in Polk and Beltrami Counties.

The findings were published by an agency known as the Environmental Working Group, headquartered in Washington D.C., citing the results of 60,000 water samples taken by utilities across the country from 2013 until 2015.

No testing was done in Pennington, Red Lake, Marshall, Kittson or Roseau Counties, but samples in Polk and Beltrami Counties turned up trace amounts at point zero two parts per billion or less.

Higher amounts, from 1 to 5 parts per billion, were found among 8 samples taken in Grand Forks County.

Johnson says the State Department of Health has tested and cleared city water for “total chromium” three times over the past 10 years, although the state does not test specifically for Chromium 6, which was  the subject of a 1993 law suit against California Utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, detailed in the Academy Award Winning Movie, Erin Brockovich.

Scientists say various types of Chromium are naturally occurring, although Chromium 6 is generally traced to industrial sources.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the chemical is a highly toxic carcinogen, although the agency also says the trace amounts found in Polk and Beltrami Counties pose only a negligible risk over a lifetime of consumption.

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