Foes are leery of the long-term environmental costs of PolyMet mine; regulators say state laws would protect taxpayers.
Updated: February 12, 2014, - 12:14 PM
Minnesota is trying to set the size of PolyMet’s financial guarantee in case water pollution, environmental calamities or mining company bankruptcies occur decades, even centuries, after a proposed mine opens.
Updated: February 09, 2014, - 07:54 PM
From the State Capitol to back yards, the fight is on to protect bees and other insects that make our...
Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:27 PM
New info on river flow could delay environmental review for months.
Updated: January 24, 2014, - 03:53 AM
An estimated 1,300 to 1,500 people braved blowing snow and low temperatures to attend a five-hour DNR public hearing on PolyMet Mining's proposed $650 million open pit mine near Babbitt.
Updated: January 17, 2014, - 01:52 PM
Lawmakers say Minnesota is overdue to raise recycling rates; a 10-cent drink container deposit is one possible solution.
Updated: January 14, 2014, - 02:08 PM
The Mayflower United Church of Christ flipped the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Minneapolis as a brazen and public strike against climate change.
Updated: January 03, 2014, - 09:55 AM
No cause has been identified as of yet, but the building that housed a grocery and several apartments is likely a total loss. A police squad car reported the fire at around 8:16 a.m. after seeing the explosion and seeing debris on the street.
Updated: January 01, 2014, - 02:16 PM
The number of bicyclists in and around Minneapolis has soared in the past year, signaling that a decade-long cultural shift in transportation and urban design is gaining ground.
Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:26 PM