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Report Details North Dakota Oil Boom’s ‘Downside’

Concerns over environmental impact, lax regulations on display in New York Times feature.

November 24, 2014

New $220M Highway 53 route selected, complete with 200-foot tall bridge

The tallest bridge in Minnesota will be built as part of a $220 million project to relocate a section of Highway 53 on the Iron Range in the northeastern part of the state. The road, between Duluth...

November 18, 2014

Amid rise in crime, FBI to set up field office in North Dakota's Bakken oil region

The jail cells in North Dakota are overflowing. “We never envisioned that this jail would be full,” Williams County Sheriff Scott Bushing told the Williston Herald. “But who could of planned for...

November 17, 2014

Second derailment in less than a year in ND town raises rail safety concerns

More than 30 train cars derailed near Casselton, North Dakota Thursday evening. While no injuries were reported in the incident, Valley News Live reports that officials in the community 25 miles...

November 14, 2014

Electricity bill hikes a possibility this winter as coal supplies remain depleted

Minnesotans could be set for electricity bill hikes this winter as coal stockpiles remain uncomfortably low at the state’s biggest power stations because of continued rail delays. Energy...

November 06, 2014

Finding new homes for old books and CDs is proving a winner for St. Paul start-up

DVDs are being replaced by Netflix, CDs by iTunes, and even books are under threat from Kindles, so where do you go to get rid of possessions that are now considered out of date? That was the...

November 04, 2014

Chilean firm takes control of Minnesota mine project after buying Duluth Metals

Duluth Metals, the company leading plans to build a $2.5 billion copper mine in Northeast Minnesota, will be sold to its project partner Antofagasta for $85 million. The Toronto-based company...

November 04, 2014

Brainerd won't chlorinate city water; among largest Minnesota cities to do so

Brainerd will no longer add chlorine to the city’s water, making it one of the largest cities in the state to pump nonchlorinated water to residents. The city had started adding chlorine to...

October 29, 2014

Minnesota tops Midwest rankings for energy efficiency; 10th nationally

Minnesota was ranked 10th in a list of the most energy-efficient states in the U.S, with the city of Minneapolis finishing eighth in the national city rankings. The state was praised as a “...

October 24, 2014

Firewood, propane users already dealing with high demand

When the price of a commodity goes up dramatically in the face of a shortage, people usually look for an alternative. But when the substitute product is also facing a supply shortage? MPR reports...

October 22, 2014

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