Energy

Standing room only for PolyMet hearing at capitol

The controversial $650 million proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Hoyt Lakes faced its first major hearing at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The capitol hearing before the House Environment...

February 11, 2014

State sues BP over cleanup costs of leaky storage tanks

The state of Minnesota filed a $25 million suit against oil giant British Petroleum in Ramsey County District Court on Monday. The Associated Press reports the suit accuses BP of double dipping...

February 11, 2014

Xcel suit: Manufacturer concealed defect that caused costly accident

Xcel Energy is suing the manufacturer of a turbine that was damaged in a costly incident at its Sherco plant in Becker, Minnesota. The Star Tribune reported that the malfunction led to an expensive...

February 06, 2014

Propane hotline flooded with calls

Minnesota’s propane supply may be down to a trickle, but callers are flooding a hotline set up to field questions from those concerned about getting and paying for their next tank of fuel...

February 02, 2014

Final public hearing Tuesday night over PolyMet copper mine proposal

The last of three public meetings to discuss the environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mining project in northern Minnesota is set for Tuesday night at the RiverCentre in St...

January 28, 2014

Proposed $800M Project May Bring 100 Jobs To Twin Ports

A proposed manufacturing plant in Superior, Wisconsin, which would reportedly tap iron ore from Minnesota’s Iron Range, could eventually employ about 100 people.

January 21, 2014

Don Ness

TCB Unveils Person Of The Year: Duluth Mayor Don Ness

Don Ness celebrated his 40th birthday on Thursday by accepting the Person of the Year award for his outstanding leadership in strengthening Minnesota’s economy and culture.

January 10, 2014

Minnesota report: 10-cent recycling refund would cut waste, boost jobs

A new 10-cent refund on recyclable drink containers in Minnesota would cost beverage makers $29 million a year but increase recycling across Minnesota and create a net gain of 1,000 jobs, a new...

January 10, 2014

Cold snap hangover: natural gas bills may double

Temperatures across Minnesota are finally headed upward. And utility bills will be, too. CenterPoint Energy tells KSTP its Minnesota customers set a record for natural gas use on Monday. Then broke...

January 08, 2014

High demand for natural gas prompts Xcel Energy to seek usage cut

The higher demand for energy in extreme cold is promoting Xcel Energy to ask 600 business customers in Minnesota and North Dakota to reduce their natural gas usage. The Associated Press says the...

January 05, 2014

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