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Start planning that road trip: Gas prices have peaked, experts say

Good news for those planning a summer road trip – experts say gas prices in Minnesota and around the country have peaked. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.75 per gallon...

June 09, 2015

Oil pipeline through MN gets green light, but question mark remains over route

A controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline that will run across the width of Minnesota was approved by regulators on Friday – but the route it will take through the state was not. The Duluth News...

June 05, 2015

The New Economics Of Renewable Energy

Costs of wind and solar energy have dropped, making renewable energy a viable option for many businesses.

May 29, 2015

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

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