In a spring ritual as old as life itself, Steve Ellis' bees return to their hives day after day loaded with pollen from the dandelions and flowering trees that are in full bloom across central Minnesota.
Updated: March 31, 2012, - 11:06 PM
As efforts to fight zebra mussels and other invasives heat up, some argue that a Minnesota birthright is at stake: Unfettered access to lakes and rivers.
Updated: March 25, 2012, - 02:33 AM
Herbicide-resistant crops can withstand Roundup, which kills monarchs' preferred nesting plant.
Updated: March 16, 2012, - 09:37 PM
Hydro-fracking spawns a new Minnesota industry - and fears about its effects. Nearly 50 mining operations have opened nearby in the past few years, producing enough sand to send 54,000 semitrailer trucks rumbling down Winona's main street in a year.
Updated: March 11, 2012, - 11:16 PM
Legislation would include Minnesota waters in federal plan to stop carp spread.
Updated: March 06, 2012, - 09:29 PM
A farmer in Minnesota Lake who destroyed thousands of eggs and chicks also must perform 100 hours of community service in a wildlife program.
Updated: February 28, 2012, - 06:09 AM
They are a unique ecosystem for studying global warming dynamics.
Updated: February 27, 2012, - 10:25 AM
Bill would limit citizens' ability to delay controversial projects. Legislation would limit the power of local activists to stall big projects.
Updated: February 21, 2012, - 10:38 PM
The company's Silver Bay taconite-processing plant emitted excessive dust about 30 times over 12 months.
Updated: February 16, 2012, - 10:14 PM