American Crystal Sugar Company has paid a fine of nearly $25,000 and taken action to correct air pollution violations.
Ten Minnesota cities are getting payments as part of a class action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide Atrazine.
Nanotechnology is changing many basic products. But there are questions about what happens to those nano particles when they find their way into the environment. A new federally funded research center in Wisconsin brings together scientists from several states to help answer those questions.
National Guard soldiers from eight states will be in Minnesota next week to test their skiing and shooting skills. The Guard sponsors regional biathlon competitions for guard teams from across the country. Winning brings bragging rights for the Guard teams, as well as the chance to compete against national teams around the world.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is extending the hunting season for elk in northwestern Minnesota.
Music is a time honored part of worship in most religions. For many Ojibwe people in northern Minnesota, hymns are much more than an expression of religious devotion. They represent a unique piece of Ojibwe culture tribal that members are trying to preserve.
A University of North Dakota scientist says an antibody to protect poultry from avian influenza could be on the market within a year.
A Minnesota farmer is being investigated in connection with the destruction of a small pioneer cemetery that stood for more than 100 years in his field. The state archaeologist says the case highlights a growing concern.
Red River Valley farmer Wallie Hardie is part of a management company investing in a farm operation in Mozambique, hoping that Africa will be a big player in future world food production.
The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to spend $1.9 billion to clean up decades of mismanagement of Indian land.
Twin Cities union members are delivering truckloads of food and gifts this week for the families of locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers.
A missile complex in North Dakota, built in the 1970s to shoot down incoming nuclear missiles, was mothballed shortly it opened. Late Friday, the government sold the property for $530,000 to an unknown buyer.
New information about poverty from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the economic recovery in Minnesota might be ahead of the rest of the nation. While poverty rates in the state have increased significantly since 2007, the most recent Minnesota data show poverty rates have leveled off.
Despite a lockout that's lasted 16 months, American Crystal Sugar officials say the company is on track for record sugar production. The lockout's effect on business is "diminishing rapidly,"
company President David Berg said.
As Minnesota lawmakers wrestle to close a budget deficit of $1.1 billion, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple wants to increase state spending by 18 percent over the next two years.