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March 8, 2018
Minnesota state Reps. Jason Metsa of Virginia, left, and Dale Lueck of Aitkin answer questions about a wild rice protection bill during a Thursday, March 8, 2018, House committee meeting. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New wild rice protection begins move through Legislature
March 8, 2018 - 3:37pm
March 7, 2018
Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative have proposed a $700 million natural gas power plant, Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which would be located near the Calumet refinery in Superior, Wis., and provide up to 550 megawatts of power. (Courtesy Minnesota Power)
Large power users have own idea to meet future power needs in Minnesota
March 7, 2018 - 6:06pm
March 4, 2018
Greg Silsbe of the University of Maryland (left) shovels slush and ice chips from a patch of bare ice on Side Lake as Ted Ozersky of the Large Lakes Observatory drills the last of six holes through the ice. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)
Fishing for data: Research may help predict impact of diminishing ice, snow on lake ecosystems
March 4, 2018 - 9:23pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Northern Minnesota is not North Dakota. Or is it?
March 4, 2018 - 11:45am
A steelhead attempts to leap a set of falls on the Knife River. Forum News Service file photo
Minn. DNR considers new rainbow trout management options
March 4, 2018 - 6:00am
March 1, 2018
Poll shows growing opposition to mine near Boundary Waters
March 1, 2018 - 8:09pm
February 28, 2018
Oklahoma toughens oil fracking rules as shale earthquakes climb
February 28, 2018 - 1:40pm
February 26, 2018
Piles of debris are seen in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, on January 22, 2018. Disposing of tons of roofing materials and vegetal debris is a significant challange for the islands. Environmentalists opposed an Army Corps of Engineers plan to burn debris.  Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
Mountains of trash left behind by hurricanes inflame debate in US Virgin Islands
February 26, 2018 - 8:39pm
February 21, 2018
Bemidji group to screen film on climate change and winter sports
February 21, 2018 - 5:53pm
February 20, 2018
Pam Schmidt, customer service solutions analyst for Minnesota Power, describes the several varieties of electric and hybrid electric cars on display at the DECC Tuesday afternoon. To her left is the Chevy Bolt, a fully electric car. Bob King / Forum News Service
Electric cars sales, efficiency continue to grow
February 20, 2018 - 7:27pm
February 19, 2018
Minnesota vs. Minnesota: Agency pushes back in $5 billion 3M suit
February 19, 2018 - 6:00am
February 16, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dream of land ownership is still alive and well
February 16, 2018 - 1:43pm
February 10, 2018
Minnesota vs. 3M: A guide to the $5B trial: State’s biggest environmental lawsuit, over company’s PFCs in groundwater, starts this month
February 10, 2018 - 4:25pm
February 9, 2018
Rick Nolan
Mining, BWCA and Trump: 5 reasons Rick Nolan's announcement is a big deal
February 9, 2018 - 7:24pm
 wastewater injection well in Prague, Okla. Oklahoma is by far the state most affected by earthquakes triggered by human activity — primarily oil and gas operations — according to a map released by the United States Geological Survey on April 23, 2015. (Nick Oxford/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
New breed of fracking earthquakes sends warning to oil drillers
February 9, 2018 - 12:54pm