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Explosive Train Derailment Heightens Concerns About Transporting Bakken Crude Oil

The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a safety alert Thursday, warning that Bakken crude may be more flammable than other, heavier crude oil.

January 03, 2014

Taconite production on Iron Range: 'Good this year; better next year'

Taconite production on Minnesota’s Iron Range dipped by 2 percent in 2013, but experts think next year could bring the highest output in more than a decade. A state revenue official tells the...

December 17, 2013

Groups ask feds to study mining's impact on Lake Superior

A coalition of more than 50 groups from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to study the cumulative effects of existing and proposed mining projects on...

December 16, 2013

Xcel Energy's latest rate increase approved by regulators

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a temporary rate increase for Xcel Energy Thursday. The Star Tribune reports the 4.6 percent interim hike takes effect next month...

December 12, 2013

Minnesota opens review on controversial copper mine to public

An environmental analysis on Minnesota’s first proposed copper-nickel mine has been released for public review and comment. The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the...

December 06, 2013

Regulators tell Xcel to study retiring 2 Sherco coal generators

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission said Thursday that Xcel Energy must take a detailed look at the future of its largest coal-fired power plant and study how soon its two oldest units could...

December 05, 2013


Wayzata Firm Sells Power Plant For $625M

Wayzata Investment Partners is selling a Texas power plant to a Houston company for nearly $300 million more than it paid for the plant in 2011.

December 02, 2013

New environmental report on copper mining proposal due this week

A long-awaited environmental review of a copper and nickel mining proposal in northern Minnesota is due for release this week. As the Associated Press reports, state regulators requested the review...

December 01, 2013

State calls CenterPoint rate hike request "excessive"

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Commerce said that CenterPoint Energy is asking for too big of a rate hike for its natural gas customers. MPR reported that CenterPoint wants an increase...

November 27, 2013


For John Slattery, The Story Is The Message

John Slattery pitches Honeywell without ever mentioning its name.

November 27, 2013

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