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Here comes the sun: Minnesota's largest solar energy project gets green light

100 million watts of sun-generated electricity will soon light up bulbs and TV screens across Minnesota. The state’s Public Utilities Commission has approved Geronimo Energy’s plan to...

May 28, 2015

Documentary: North Dakota oil fields 'the most dangerous place to work'

“With that excessive gas … Katy bar the doors man, you’re dead.” — Todd Melby (@toddmelby) May 18, 2015 The new riches...

May 18, 2015

ND oil rig numbers fall below 100 for first time in 5 years

North Dakota may have to contemplate “a dose of austerity” as the falling price of oil has seen the number of drilling rigs in the state fall below 100 for the first time in more than...

March 25, 2015

Will Savings At The Pump Inspire More Travel?

Gas prices and auto travel are not so closely tied anymore.

March 25, 2015

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


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

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