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GOP finalizes tax plan, expands benefits for working families to win over Rubio
Jury finds Fargo man guilty of threatening Sen. Heitkamp
Petition format approved for ND marijuana ballot measure
Authorities identify Minn. man killed in Highway 71 head-on collision
Federal judge orders preliminary injunction on ND farm equipment dealer law
A former Minnesota Wild enforcer is missing in California. A Fargo man tried to find him.
The Eagles were already worried about - and prepared for - a Carson Wentz injury
James Madison University has won 25 football games in a … shhhh, stop talking about it!
Cardinals RB Peterson's season ends due to neck injury
Backup goalie Stalock gets shutout in Wild's fourth straight win
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
DULUTH, Minn.—Even as zebra mussels, starry stonewort weed and giant Asian carp invade more of Minnesota's waterways, the state Department...
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
November 10, 2017
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because...
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 8, 2017
Wisconsin lifts copper mine limits, but no project imminent
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker are moving to end longstanding restrictions on copper, gold and silver mining in the state, but it doesn't appear that there's any imminent mining project on the horizon. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 39-14...
November 8, 2017 - 6:18pm
Their view: When air and water are killers
A major study published last month in the Lancet, a British medical journal, found that there is a global killer responsible for more yearly deaths than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined: pollution.
November 8, 2017 - 7:13am
November 6, 2017
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
DULUTH — It took eight years, 700 volunteers and thousands of hours in the field but Minnesota has its first new breeding bird atlas since...
November 6, 2017 - 6:22pm
The concerns of ag groups show just how much is at stake in the climate change debate
Editor's note: Jonathan Knutson received a fellowship from the North American Ag Journalists to attend the Society of Environmental Journalists'...
November 6, 2017 - 6:01am
November 5, 2017
Judge considers wild rice protection: Some say sulfate rules could triple Duluth sewage bills, force closure of mills
DULUTH — If state administrative law Judge LauraSue Schlatter agrees that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency proposal to protect wild...
November 5, 2017 - 6:00am
November 3, 2017
Company preparing environmental review for copper mine near Minnesota's Boundary Waters
ELY, Minn. — The chief executive of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta said his company is preparing an environmental impact assessment...
November 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
The Earth's ozone hole is shrinking and is the smallest it has been since 1988
Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and has shriveled to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA scientists said. The largest the hole became this year was about 7.6 million square miles wide, about two...
November 3, 2017 - 10:09am
October 31, 2017
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
FARGO — Dwindling grassland remnants in the Great Plains continued their decline last year with the loss of 2.5 million acres consumed...
October 31, 2017 - 5:16pm
October 26, 2017
PUC: Enbridge must release previously classified data on Line 3 pipeline
ST. PAUL — Enbridge must release oil spill predictions for the proposed Line 3 pipeline replacement, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
October 26, 2017 - 7:04pm
New video game letting users destroy oil infrastructure comes under fire
DULUTH, Minn. — A video game has drawn the fury of the oil industry for its depiction of a user-controlled mythical bird destroying oil...
October 26, 2017 - 6:55pm
October 24, 2017
Wild-rice hearing draws ire on Iron Range
VIRGINIA, Minn. — James Larson says he drives past a lake near his home in Aurora, Minnesota, and, if the rainfall has been right, sees...
October 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
October 20, 2017
Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks's latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest...
October 20, 2017 - 12:41pm
October 19, 2017
Applying science to life, students release monarch butterflies into the wild
CLOQUET, Minn. — A seventh-grade Cloquet Middle School science class laughed with glee as they sent their monarch butterflies into the...
October 19, 2017 - 12:25pm