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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

Going down: Gas prices expected to keep falling, but how far?

Gas is as cheap as it’s been in more than half a year. Drivers in Minnesota – and across the nation – have seen the cost of a gallon of gas go down, down, down since hitting a 12-month high...

September 26, 2014

Gov. Dayton urges increased rail safety; oil producers object to new rules

As North Dakota’s oil production booms, Minnesota lawmakers continue to call for more rail safety, including reducing the volatility of the millions of gallons of crude oil that’s...

September 24, 2014

Project works to reintroduce loons to southern Minnesota lakes

A recent report says the impacts of climate change could make Minnesota’s loon population nonexistent, but a new project is working to make sure the land of 10,000 lakes is filled with the...

September 24, 2014

Mayor Coleman to participate in climate change conference in St. Paul

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will be delivering the keynote speech in at the St. Paul Hotel Monday during a conference on climate change and extreme weather. Coleman, who is also the president of...

September 22, 2014

Solar array planned for Camp Ripley will be among Minnesota's largest

The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power are joining together to build what could be the largest contiguous solar array in the state. The organizations announced Wednesday a plan to build a...

August 27, 2014

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