A conversation with the poet and the entomologist whose teamwork produced an anthology of poems about bees.
Reporter’s Notebook: Oral history project continues with Grant Merritt
Key players in passage and uses of early environmental legislation are interviewed as part of an oral history project.
Reporter’s Notebook: Environmental oral history project begins with Chuck Dayton
In the early 1970s, Minnesota legislators put key environmental protections into law. An oral history project aims to recall how the bills were passed with wide margins, and how effective the laws have been.
Minnesota tweaks wild rice rule
Minnesota adjusts a formula designed to protect wild rice waters from sulfate pollution.
Duluth activists want more from community solar project
Community solar is growing fast in Minnesota, but not so fast in the rest of the region. Clean energy advocates say Duluth-based Minnesota Power’s proposal for a pilot community solar garden is too timid.
Minnesota puts taconite mine permitting “on pause”
As the federal government investigates whether it should take away Minnesota’s authority to regulate industry, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it has put most mining permit activities “on pause.”
Efforts to restore wild rice in the St. Louis River face challenges
Efforts to restore wild rice in the St. Louis River estuary face potential challenges from carp, Canada geese, and sulfate pollution from upstream taconite mines.
Comparing PolyMet to Wisconsin’s Flambeau Mine
A critic of the proposed PolyMet mine in Minnesota compares the project to the Flambeau mine, which operated in Wisconsin in the 1990s.