Opponents of the controversial Big Stone II power-plant expansion are stepping up pressure in their three-year attempt to shoot down plans for the coal-fired electric generator just across the Minnesota border near Milbank, S.D. Read more…
Thanks to a few heavy snowfalls in northern Minnesota this spring, water levels have rebounded a bit, but we still need more! Read more… By Dave Dahl
A critical opponent of “California Clean Cars” bills in the Legislature has announced that it now supports the measures after receiving assurances from House author Rep.
Minnesota is one House vote and one governor’s signature away from a first-in-the-nation law that makes it easier to recycle old paint. Read more… By Mark Neuzil
Video report: We’ve gone abruptly from winter to spring and the grass and leaves from
last spring are drying out in a hurry. Combine that with heavy winds
and conditions become perfect for grass fires. By Dave Dahl
As “California Clean Cars” bills languish on in the 2008 Legislature, more and more are waving a blaming finger at Minnesota’s agricultural groups and the upstart ethanol industry for making exaggerated claims at the behest of the auto industry — th
The fate of two parcels of prime shoreline in Voyageurs National Park, including the only remaining island on Lake Kabetogama not partially owned by the National Park Service, remains unclear as Congress wrangles over the funding for their purchase.
Authorization for Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposed Vermilion State Park doesn’t exist in any money bills still standing at the Legislature and the purchase price remains in a curious state of denial.
What does all this snow mean for summer temps? I did a little searching
through the record books and found some interesting connections between
snowy, cool springs and the summers that followed — the correlations
The Bush Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is no stranger to controversy, and there is more to come within a week or two. This time it’s over one of the most well-known and well-documented toxic substances on the planet: lead.
Snowiest March ever? Not even close. But history tells us that when we get this much snow, it’s indicative that we’re in store for a lot of rain. Video report by Dave Dahl
The politics of parks and corn ethanol has added sizzle to the 2008 Legislature, and the issue of the proposed Vermilion State Park promises to simmer long after legislators go home next month. Read more… By Ron Way
Recently I wrote about the Ham Lake fire of last May in the context of what the Minnesota fire season may bring.
Will this winter ever end? A video report from KSTP-TV’s meteorologist, Dave Dahl.
“Just how do you mean that, sir?” was Benjamin Braddock’s response to Mr. McGuire’s career advice in “The Graduate.” Read more… By Mark Neuzil
Lost amid the media hubbub about the governor of New York was a newsworthy moment for legislation more than eight years in the making that affects all Great Lakes states.A few days before he took early retirement, New York Gov.
Chances of spring flooding low
By Dave Dahl
We have only about six weeks or so until wildfire season starts in northern Minnesota; if the experience of the last two years — the two worst fires in the region since the 1800s — are a prelude, there could be some big blazes this spring and summer
A new report showing impressive energy savings and environmental improvement by recycling rather than burying beverage containers and paper products in landfills has prompted the launch of three public campaigns to urge Minnesotans to do better than
“Cap and trade” legislation that’s seen as key in meeting goals in Minnesota’s landmark 2007 carbon-emissions law is wilting in the Legislature like an Arctic glacier beset by global warming. Read more… By Rob Way