Gov. Mark Dayton and top state pollution officials abruptly reversed a decision to publicly affirm a water-quality rule designed to protect wild rice after Iron Range legislators intervened in late February, according to internal records.
Updated: April 07, 2014, - 10:06 AM
Neonicotinoid, common pesticide associated with bee die-off, doesn’t help yields, according to an environmental group's analysis.
Updated: March 24, 2014, - 09:44 PM
One of the famous Isle Royale wolves, she had recently crossed the ice to the mainland.
Updated: March 17, 2014, - 06:22 PM
NONFICTION: A third-generation farmer in the Kansas grasslands tries to work the land without contributing to its demise.
Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:08 PM
The 5-year-old lone wolf left Isle Royale for the mainland on an ice bridge that formed on Lake Superior this...
Updated: March 15, 2014, - 10:37 AM
After four years and $22 million, PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper mine in northeastern Minnesota cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave plans for the controversial project a passing grade.
Updated: March 13, 2014, - 09:52 PM
Next week, in a decision with far-reaching implications for the state’s mining industry and the preservation of its most famous plant, state pollution officials are expected to announce their recommendation for a “sulfate standard” — how much mineral salt Minnesota industries can discharge into the clear, calm waters across the state where wild rice likes to grow.
Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:23 AM
State says his bears are a risk to humans around Ely.
Updated: February 24, 2014, - 07:59 PM
Among Minnesotans who have an opinion on the issue, the largest group supports approval for a controversial copper mine proposed...
Updated: February 21, 2014, - 06:06 AM