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Oil train derailments could average 10 per year, report says

In the wake of a crude oil derailment in West Viriginia last week, the Associated Press has an exclusive report on a federal analysis predicting the nation will see an average of 10 oil train...

February 22, 2015

Green ballpark? St. Paul's will have rainwater in the toilets, solar scoreboard

St. Paul’s new ballpark won’t be finished by St. Patrick’s Day, but planners say it will be among the greenest of baseball stadiums when it does open in May. A video released...

February 20, 2015

Medtronic Founder Goes Off The Grid

Earl Bakken goes solar in a big way in Hawaii.

February 17, 2015

Will Interstate 35 become a road to salvation for Monarch butterflies?

A new partnership that aims to create habitat for the beleaguered Monarch butterfly will focus on the Interstate 35 corridor running between Duluth and Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. Fish and...

February 10, 2015

ND oil worker claims she was demoted and paid less for being a woman

An oil field worker in North Dakota claims she was demoted and paid less than her male colleagues because she’s a woman, and was threatened with the sack when she complained. In a lawsuit...

February 10, 2015

From lung cancer to Lyme disease: State outlines health risks of climate change

Minnesota’s Health Department says changes in the state’s climate come with their own set of health risks. The report issued Monday says rising temperatures and erratic precipitation...

February 09, 2015

The price of gas went up – and it's likely to keep going that way

After weeks of sinking lower and lower, gas prices are inching upward again (sorry, wallets!) – though we’re still significantly better off now than we were a year ago. The average cost of a...

February 09, 2015

Minnesota could crack down on microbeads popping up in the Great Lakes

Minnesota could be the next state to crack down on plastic microbeads washing ashore and polluting the Great Lakes. The tiny beads are found in cosmetic products, including facial cleansers...

February 07, 2015

Deforestation concerns delay plans to replace MN pines with potato fields

A company’s desire to level of thousands of acres of pine forest and replace it with potato fields has prompted a state review of deforestation levels in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department...

February 05, 2015

Company at fault, but it's Xcel customers who will pay for nuclear overspend

It’s not their fault, but Xcel Energy customers are likely to end up paying more because management failures at the utility caused the cost of a nuclear plant upgrade to balloon. A state...

February 03, 2015

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