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1 worker injured in coal fire at Burnsville power plant

A coal fire at Xcel Energy’s Black Dog power plant injured at least one person Monday morning, and fire crews are working to put out the blaze. Information so far is sparse, but Xcel Energy...

March 16, 2015

With oil prices dropping, ND could lose thousands of jobs and billions in revenue

The real-life cost of dropping oil prices isn’t limited to lower profits for oil companies. In North Dakota, jobs are being cut and the state has to rethink its budget plans, as oil producers...

March 13, 2015

EPA

Why The EPA's Clean Power Plan Makes Even Green Minnesota A Little Nervous

The new regulations set aggressive carbon-emissions reduction targets for Minnesota — that is, if they are even legal.

March 12, 2015

After pressure, 3M will ensure paper supplies don't come from threatened forests

Post-it notes are going green. Not the color, but the material. Minnesota-based 3M agreed to take a harder line on its suppliers to ensure it is getting it’s paper and pulp from sustainable...

March 06, 2015

SPONSORED: 3 Tips for Business Recycling in 2015

Resolve to minimize waste, maximize recycling, and save money.

March 05, 2015

In pipeline leak that spilled 3 million gallons of waste, monitoring system was off

In January, a pipeline leak caused nearly 3 million gallons of mining wastewater to contaminate major creeks and rivers in North Dakota. It turns out, the company meant to oversee the project was...

March 02, 2015

Ecolab

Ecolab Undeterred By Falling Oil Prices, But Results ‘Fail To Impress’

CEO announces a $1 billion share repurchase program, indicates more acquisitions this year.

February 24, 2015

Minnesota iron ore plant idling due to plummeting prices worldwide

A drop in iron ore prices around the world has led a northern Minnesota plant to idle indefinitely. Magnetation LLC announced Monday it will “indefinitely idle” its iron ore concentrate...

February 24, 2015

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

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