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Court rejects Minn. limits on importing coal-fired energy; N.D. declares victory

A federal court ruled Friday that part of Minnesota’s renewable energy law is unconstitutional. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson rejected Minnesota...

April 18, 2014

Minnesota legislators hope state can benefit from ND's oil boom

A proposed study would look at how Minnesota can use North Dakota’s oil boom for its own benefit. North Dakota was second in the nation in oil production in 2013, behind Texas, according to...

April 02, 2014

Minnesota: The Silicon Valley of water technology?

The Land of 10,000 Lakes could be the next Silicon Valley of water tech. That was the message that flowed from the Minnesota Water Technology Business Summit, held Tuesday at Ecolab’s...

March 26, 2014

State Wants Growing Brewery To Find New Water Source

As Cold Spring Brewery has increased its water consumption amid growing demand for its beer and non-alcoholic beverages, the state wants it to find a new water source in order to protect a 1.7-mile trout stream.

March 24, 2014

Seeds of solar power 'gardens' being planted in Minnesota

A new state law encouraging the growth of alternative energy sources has spurred several proposals to create solar power “gardens” in Minnesota, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The...

March 23, 2014

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

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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

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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

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