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Minnesota tops Midwest rankings for energy efficiency; 10th nationally

Minnesota was ranked 10th in a list of the most energy-efficient states in the U.S, with the city of Minneapolis finishing eighth in the national city rankings. The state was praised as a “...

October 24, 2014

Firewood, propane users already dealing with high demand

When the price of a commodity goes up dramatically in the face of a shortage, people usually look for an alternative. But when the substitute product is also facing a supply shortage? MPR reports...

October 22, 2014

One-sort program ups Minneapolis recycling; city still lags behind

Recycling increased in Minneapolis a year after the introduction of the one-sort garbage collection system, official figures show – but it still lags behind the rest of the state. A presentation...

October 22, 2014

Oil price drop could lead to shutdown at North Dakota rigs

Falling oil prices could halt drilling at several rigs in North Dakota, the state’s top oil regulator has warned. The price of sweet crude hit $66.25 per barrel on Wednesday, InForum reports,...

October 16, 2014

Heating help for Minnesota families: ‘Cold weather rule’ in effect

As the mercury in the thermometer creeps down, the state Department of Commerce wants people who face financial challenges to know there are resources to help keep the heat on during the frigid...

October 15, 2014

General Mills' organic food company launches save the bees campaign

One of the country’s largest food companies is the latest to address the alarm over the dramatic drop in bee populations around the country in recent years. Bees pollinate an estimated 75...

October 13, 2014

Power companies low on coal supply for winter, blame rail delays

Another major industry in Minnesota is feeling the effects of backlogged railroads due to a surge in traffic on Minnesota’s rails since North Dakota oil trains were added to the mix...

October 13, 2014

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MSP Airport Building State’s Largest Solar Energy Site

The airport expects the project to generate up to 20 percent of its total power supply.

October 02, 2014

Essar Steel secures financing for $1.8B taconite plant on Iron Range

Just weeks after money trouble appeared to nearly sink the project, Essar Steel Minnesota said Wednesday it has now arranged for financing to complete its long-awaited $1.8 billion taconite plant...

October 02, 2014

Not ready to roll: Rail backup creates taconite shipping worries

The regional rail logjam is creating concern that Minnesota-mined taconite will not be able to be loaded onto ore boats and shipped through the Great Lakes before winter limits travel for the...

September 29, 2014

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