Stephanie Hemphill Feature Archive

A court battle continues over a proposed 450-foot cell phone tower near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (04/04/2012)
A Supreme Court ruling on Monday allowing jailers to strip search people arrested for minor offenses has caught many observers by surprise. (04/03/2012)
A former Minneapolis firefighter faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine. (04/03/2012)
The Kerber family is well-known to their neighbors who are trying to comprehend the accident that killed five members of the Minnesota family, and injured 12 others. (04/02/2012)
The Minnesota family that lost five members in a crash in Kansas on Sunday is close knit and well respected, a neighbor says. (04/02/2012)
Xcel Energy wants the state to review its plan to boost power at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. (03/31/2012)
The legislature today passed and sent to the Gov. Mark Dayton a bill to speed up environmental review and permitting processes. (03/29/2012)
High prices for corn and soybeans are expected to prompt farmers to shift a lot of conservation land to crop production over the next five years in Minnesota. (03/29/2012)
Outdoor groups say hunters and anglers in Minnesota are observing the effects of global warming. (03/29/2012)
A decision on a plan to deal with haze affecting the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park has been postponed to give more time for a mining company to negotiate. (03/27/2012)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today takes another step in a long-running effort to clean up the air over some of Minnesota's most cherished places. The MPCA's Citizens' Board will consider submitting a state plan to reduce air pollution to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. (03/27/2012)
A second attempt at a new online reservation system for state park campgrounds and cabins functioned without crashing. The system will continue with an incremental launch. (03/22/2012)
Three lake associations in Carver County have filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner over the spread of zebra mussels. (03/21/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will resume taking reservations for state park campgrounds and cabins on a limited basis later this week. (03/20/2012)
Legislators are debating whether to remove control of school trust lands from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (03/09/2012)