Minneapolis Moves Towards Sustainability with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Plan
Minneapolis Moves Towards Sustainability with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Plan

The city’s latest commitment also stresses bringing underserved communities into the fold, pursuing environmental improvements despite actions elsewhere in government.

State Commission Approves Xcel’s Savings Program for Electric Vehicle Owners
State Commission Approves Xcel’s Savings Program for Electric Vehicle Owners

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will allow a rollout of a program testing a new, more efficient solution for at-home charging.

Envirolastech Raising $1M in Preparation for Expansion
Envirolastech Raising $1M in Preparation for Expansion

The St. Charles-based company expects to have two additional manufacturing plants operating by the end of 2019.

Ecolab Expects $29M Earnings Boost Due to Tax Overhaul
Ecolab Expects $29M Earnings Boost Due to Tax Overhaul

The water and energy company plans to give $25 million to its nonprofit Ecolab Foundation.

Ecolab Purchases NY-based Cascade Water Services
Ecolab Purchases NY-based Cascade Water Services

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Ecolab did admit Cascade had sales last year of approximately $35 million.

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The "War on Coal" is Over

Utilities say market forces and new technology, not politics, have dethroned “King Coal.”

How St. Paul’s Ecolab Got Started from a Stain on the Carpet
How St. Paul’s Ecolab Got Started from a Stain on the Carpet

Founded in 1923 as Economics Laboratory, by 2017 Ecolab employed 38,000 workers in over 170 countries.

Ecolab CEO Doug Baker Jr. Named TCB’s 2017 Person of the Year
Ecolab CEO Doug Baker Jr. Named TCB’s 2017 Person of the Year

Baker earned the recognition for his work growing Ecolab and the state’s economy.

Cargill Expanding Biodiesel Operations, Plans to Build $90M Plant in Kansas
Cargill Expanding Biodiesel Operations, Plans to Build $90M Plant in Kansas

The Wayzata-based company already operates biodiesel plants in the nearby states of Iowa and Missouri.