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Mark Boswell

Graphics Artist | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-7590
Mark Boswell is a graphic artist and visual journalist. He has been at the Star Tribune since December 1995.
Recent content from Mark Boswell
Does it cost more in taxes to own a home in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

Does it cost more in taxes to own a home in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes make up a small share of a homeowners' total obligation for services.
Giants Ridge: A decade of losses

Giants Ridge: A decade of losses

Read the story: State-subsidized Giants Ridge ski resort leaves trail of red ink.

What is fracking?

The oil and gas industry has been revolutionized in the last decade by a technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking, or simply "fracking."

Interactive graphic: Rich harvest

As prices for key agricultural products have soared, so have farmers' incomes and the value of their land. But at least one indicator, the ratio between the purchase price of land and what it rents for, suggests that the prices may be getting too high. Here's a look at various indicators of how these trends have influenced each other.

Special project: Water: A to Zoo

Water is needed in vast amounts to keep the animals and plants thriving at the Minnesota Zoo. It starts in aquifers deep under Apple Valley and ends with Allan Maguire who adds a dash of "Instant Ocean," turns the crank and -- presto -- makes a home where exotic ocean fish and mammals thrive.

Future house

Home sweet home? Experts speculate how Minnesota homes will adapt to our changing world.

Living Green

What exactly is being "green?" And if it's so good, why aren't we doing more of it? Here's how we all can live greener -- and why we should.

Keys to a green house

SOURCES: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Minnesota Energy Office; "The Environment Equation," by Alex Shimo-Barry; Alliance for Sustainability; National Geographic Green Guide; Living Green Expo; greenguardian.org; Consumer Reports; reduce.org.
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