Stephanie Hemphill Feature Archive

The Minnesota Senate Thursday approved a bill aimed at streamlining environmental review and permitting. (03/08/2012)
Lawmakers are fighting over a proposed exchange of land between the federal and state governments. (03/07/2012)
A Minnesota Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill for a wolf hunt that would start in the fall. (03/07/2012)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ended its intensive monitoring of a situation at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant. (03/06/2012)
A Ramsey County judge will hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce against the state's implementation of its sulfate standard for wild rice. (03/01/2012)
"Today is not the day to make a trip up to Duluth," a State Patrol captain said after a major winter storm hit parts of northern Minnesota. The storm slowed the commute in the Twin Cities as well. (02/29/2012)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is working on rules aimed at reducing haze in Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Isle Royale. (02/28/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has formalized its quarantine of four counties to slow the spread of Emerald Ash Borer. (02/27/2012)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants public comment on its report on the section of the Mississippi River from Fort Snelling to Lake Pepin. (02/27/2012)
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejected a developer's plan to protect eagles and other wildlife that might be harmed by a controversial wind farm project in the southeastern region of the state. (02/24/2012)
On a mostly party line vote Thursday, the House Environment Committee approved a bill to remove management of school trust lands from the DNR. (02/23/2012)
Wildlife managers say Minnesota's moose population continues to decline, and that's going to affect their decision on a moose hunting season this fall. (02/23/2012)
The state will decide today whether a plan to minimize eagle and bat mortality at a proposed wind farm in Goodhue County is adequate. (02/23/2012)
As much as 90 percent of the sediment going into the Minnesota River system must be stopped if the river is to meet government standards for water clarity. (02/21/2012)
Legislators are considering a bill to eliminate all the rules created by five state agencies by August 2013 unless the legislature re-authorizes them. (02/20/2012)