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Regulators OK new solar, natural gas projects to replace coal-fired power plants

Regulators approved three major new energy projects for Minnesota Monday, as the state prepares for the closing of some of its coal-burning power plants. The Star Tribune reports the Public...

December 15, 2014

Oil production in North Dakota drops for first time in almost a year

Production at the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota has dropped for the first time in almost a year, as plummeting oil prices take a toll on the industry. The Bakken Magazine reports that...

December 13, 2014

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Xcel Energy Now Accepting Applications For Community Solar Gardens

Customers will be able to subscribe to solar energy generated by independent developers.

December 12, 2014

After 2,000-mile anti-mining canoe trek, Minnesota couple arrives in DC

Dave and Amy Freeman will paddle in to Washington DC on December 2nd! They will deliver the petition canoe”Sig” t… pic.twitter.com/bdNpuhE5xM — Boundary Waters (@savethebwca...

December 03, 2014

Long-awaited study confirms link between mining and rare lung cancer

For decades, miners who worked on Minnesota’s Iron Range have wondered whether the dust they inhaled in the taconite mines had anything to do with the higher rates among them of a rare lung...

December 01, 2014

Homeowners hope lawsuit settlement leads to replenished White Bear Lake

A settlement agreement between landowners on White Bear Lake and Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will launch a plan to change the water supply of more than a dozen communities in...

December 01, 2014

Not the same old BS: ND company bets big on bison manure

A Minnesota couple and the owners of a large bison ranch in northeastern North Dakota have joined forces to market and sell a, um, byproduct of the herd. The Forum reports gardeners and farmers are...

December 01, 2014

Report Details North Dakota Oil Boom’s ‘Downside’

Concerns over environmental impact, lax regulations on display in New York Times feature.

November 24, 2014

New $220m Highway 53 route selected, complete with 200-foot tall bridge

The tallest bridge in Minnesota will be built as part of a $220 million project to relocate a section of Highway 53 on the Iron Range in the northeastern part of the state. The road, between Duluth...

November 18, 2014

Amid rise in crime, FBI to set up field office in North Dakota's Bakken oil region

The jail cells in North Dakota are overflowing. “We never envisioned that this jail would be full,” Williams County Sheriff Scott Bushing told the Williston Herald. “But who could of planned for...

November 17, 2014

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