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
Stingless wasps, the natural ash borer predator that were introduced in three sites in Minnesota two years ago, are reproducing, spreading, and killing ash borers, the state Agriculture Department reports.
Updated: December 11, 2013, - 11:49 PM
State Agriculture Department will review use and impact of a widely used chemical tied to the dramatic decline in honeybees.
Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:50 PM
The DNR released forecast of proposed copper mine’s potential impact on northeast Minnesota.
Updated: December 07, 2013, - 03:26 PM
PolyMet Mining says no expansion is planned, but industry analysts say the open pit mine could triple in size within five years, raising the economic and environmental stakes far beyond what PolyMet has discussed with state regulators.
Updated: November 27, 2013, - 01:50 PM