Stephanie Hemphill Feature Archive

Paul Aasen, the commissioner of the Minesota Pollution Control Agency, has resigned to take the post of Minneapolis city coordinator. (05/01/2012)
State workers are preparing to set nearly 18,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring as part of an annual survey to slow the spread of the pest. (05/01/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is getting ready for the fishing season by training boat inspectors who will spend the summer trying to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species. (05/01/2012)
A state agency approved a plan Tuesday to reduce haze in Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (04/24/2012)
An ethanol co-op in Kandiyohi County will pay an $800,000 fine for exceeding its wastewater permit and not telling the state about it. (04/20/2012)
A Twin Cities non-profit is proposing ideas to improve energy efficiency in rental housing units. (04/19/2012)
A spat between two influential state senators is delaying legislation that would allow Minnesotans to hunt wolves. (04/19/2012)
People interested in improving air quality in Minnesota are meeting today to discuss how to meet tightening federal rules on smog and soot. (04/18/2012)
University researchers count twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica as were previously estimated. (04/13/2012)
A federal judge heard arguments today in North Dakota's lawsuit against Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act. (04/12/2012)
Some Minnesota towns face high costs to clean up their drinking water because of pollution runoff from farms, according to a report today from an environmental group. (04/12/2012)
A federal judge today will hear arguments in a suit challenging Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act. (04/12/2012)
A community group in Cottage Grove says it has collected more than 400 signatures on a petition asking for a detailed environmental review for 3M's plan to bring hazardous waste to its incinerator. (04/10/2012)
The Minnesota House of Representatives Thursday passed a wide-ranging bill on environmental policy that some critics say rolls back certain key protections. (04/06/2012)
Scientists have noted a surprising drop in the invasive zebra mussel population in the St. Croix River. (04/05/2012)