Energy

Chinese pollution expected to create demand for 3M products

The chief executive officer of Maplewood-based 3M expects the company’s sales in China to grow three times faster than its total revenue, driven by demand for health and safety products like...

March 18, 2014

EPA says PolyMet mine study shows improvements

Commenting on a controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota closed Thursday, with one of the most crucial commenters saying PolyMet Mining Corp.’s environmental impact...

March 13, 2014

Best Buy store

Solar Power Now Sold At Select Best Buy Stores

SolarCity, whose chairman is the CEO of Tesla Motors, is offering solar power leases in select Best Buy stores and describes the arrangement as the first of its kind with an electronics retailer.

March 13, 2014

Weights

Jury Finds Former Bixby Energy CEO Guilty On All Counts

Bixby Energy Systems founder Robert Walker was convicted on 17 counts of criminal conduct, including witness tampering and defrauding investors, after just a day and a half of jury deliberation.

March 05, 2014

3M HQ

2 MN Cos. Make Fortune’s List Of “World’s Most Admired”

3M ranked 23rd and Target 29th, although both fell several spots from last year’s list.

February 27, 2014

Propane users in Minnesota may get more help from the state

With plenty of cold weather still in the forecast for Minnesota,  people who use propane for heating their homes are still facing a shortage. A state House committee met Monday to discuss a $20...

February 24, 2014

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

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