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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

Propane users in Minnesota may get more help from the state

With plenty of cold weather still in the forecast for Minnesota,  people who use propane for heating their homes are still facing a shortage. A state House committee met Monday to discuss a $20...

February 24, 2014

Standing room only for PolyMet hearing at capitol

The controversial $650 million proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Hoyt Lakes faced its first major hearing at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The capitol hearing before the House Environment...

February 11, 2014

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