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3 oil trains in 6 innings? Rail line's shift of oil traffic into Twin Cities has critics

More North Dakota crude is rolling into Minneapolis from the west. And the temporary change in oil train routes has some in the city worried more people would be in harm’s way if there’...

October 07, 2015

Xcel to shut down 2 units at Minnesota's biggest power plant by 2026

Xcel Energy has announced it will shut down two out of three units at its Sherco coal-fired power station, Minnesota’s largest power plant, by 2026. As part of an energy strategy filed with...

October 02, 2015

How Cargill Became America's Largest Privately Held Business

A company 150 years in the making.

September 30, 2015


Local Kickstarter Launches For World’s First Portable Wind Turbine

The clean energy project by a brother duo out of Clarkfield raised more than 60 percent of its funding in less than 24 hours.

September 21, 2015

Gas is under $2 a gallon in Sioux Falls – and MN isn't far behind

If you can’t believe how cheap gas is getting in Minnesota, wait until you get a load of what’s across the border in Sioux Falls. Drivers in the South Dakota city can now fill up for...

September 17, 2015

From farm to fork: General Mills' 'ambitious' plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

General Mills plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent over the next 20 years. The Golden Valley-based company announced its strategy Monday to reduce emissions across all its...

August 31, 2015

Guest Commentary: Reduce Wasted Energy And Support Renewables

Reducing energy waste is one of the best investments a business can make.

August 26, 2015

ND oil production rate nears record levels, but concern over prices remains

Despite seeing the second highest level of production on record in June, North Dakota officials have warned the state’s oil industry will contract if prices don’t recover. The ND...

August 15, 2015

Best in the Midwest: MN on target to meet federal clean energy goal, group says

Minnesota is already well on its way to meeting power plant carbon emission targets set out in the federal Clean Power Plan, according to one research group. The final version of the plan was...

August 14, 2015

Gas prices spiked by up to 20 cents overnight in Minnesota – here's why

Motorists are facing short-term pain at the pumps with a sudden spike in gas prices set to continue in the coming weeks. According to GasBuddy, the average price of unleaded in the Twin Cities on...

August 13, 2015

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