Jay Inslee is the second Democratic presidential candidate to take a stance on Enbridge’s Line 3, a $2.6 billion project that would travel 337 miles across Minnesota.
Since February, Rep. Pete Stauber has been pushing a bill that would switch all reservations in the BWCA back to a lottery system — clashing with the Trump administration in the process.
In a major shift, Twin Metals says it plans to store much of the waste from its proposed mine using the “dry stack” method, an emerging technology that some argue is a better strategy for preventing water pollution.
While the auditor’s findings could spark legislative action, the office is “not reviewing whether PolyMet should occur or not.”
The Legislature re-instituted an “angel” tax credit and created “Launch Minnesota” to nurture the state’s tech scene. Lawmakers also agreed to spend $40 million on a grant program to help build infrastructure for rural high-speed internet.
Glencore brings a hefty bankroll, a wealth of experience in the field — and a history of labor issues and pollution problems.
Equity money makes up a significant chunk of state spending on workforce development, and direct payments to nonprofits specifically chosen by the Legislature have ignited considerable debate at the state Capitol.
As PolyMet marches toward construction, new questions have emerged about a critical state water permit issued by the MPCA.
Minnesota’s senior senator has long been a champion of the iron industry. Her position on copper-nickel mining, however, remains something of a mystery — to those on both sides of the issue.
It was either an innocent snafu, partisan budget negotiations gone awry or a mix of the two. But either way, the LWC is stuck in government purgatory — granted new funding but still set to sunset on July 1.
The equity program has been popular at the Capitol. But it has also been the source of friction between some nonprofits and the state Department of Employment and Economic Opportunity, which administers the funding.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, a ruling that may delay Enbridge’s progress toward building the 337-mile pipeline.
Both parties in both capitals claim to be for rural broadband development. That doesn’t mean the problem’s getting solved quickly.
What that means for parents, and business owners, concerned about making child care cheaper — and easier to access — across the state.
Both the House and the Senate voted to outlaw TCE, and Minnesota would have been the first state in the country to end the use of the chemical, commonly used as an industrial solvent. But neither bill ultimately became law.
Despite a fair bit of common ground between House DFLers and Senate Republicans, a conference committee on the topics deadlocked.
The CWD legislation was a top priority for Republicans and DFLers in the Legislature’s environmental committees, though they differed on how best to address the issue.
The prospect of a copper-nickel mine on the edge of Minnesota’s most famous wilderness area has made it one of the most controversial natural resource projects in the country.
As the federal government prepares to cut wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, the debate over wolf hunting in Minnesota is emerging anew.
The measure would put new restrictions on certain waste storage dams for future copper-nickel mines in Minnesota.