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Homeowners hope lawsuit settlement leads to replenished White Bear Lake

A settlement agreement between landowners on White Bear Lake and Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will launch a plan to change the water supply of more than a dozen communities in...

December 01, 2014

Not the same old BS: ND company bets big on bison manure

A Minnesota couple and the owners of a large bison ranch in northeastern North Dakota have joined forces to market and sell a, um, byproduct of the herd. The Forum reports gardeners and farmers are...

December 01, 2014

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and even books are under threat from Kindles, so where do you go to get rid of possessions that are now considered out of date?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

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