Stephanie Hemphill Feature Archive

A security related problem found at the Prairie Island nuclear plant requires additional inspections. (02/16/2012)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it found a security-related problem at the Prairie Island nuclear plant that requires additional inspections. (02/16/2012)
A taconite processing plant on the North Shore of Lake Superior will pay $240,000 in fines for violating air quality standards. (02/16/2012)
A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill to streamline the environmental review and permitting process. (02/15/2012)
Legislators frustrated with the level of income generated from school trust land are proposing changes in the way the land is managed. (02/14/2012)
A small mussel that's found in the St. Croix River and few other places has been declared endangered by the federal government. (02/14/2012)
The group that recommends environmental projects funded with lottery money will emphasize aquatic invasive species during its next grant round. (02/10/2012)
The advisory group for funding of environmental projects with lottery proceeds will meet this morning for the first time since legislators tried to fire the group's executive director. (02/10/2012)
Some lawmakers say the DNR's plan to slow the spread of invasive species like zebra mussels and Asian carp impinge on the rights of boat owners. (02/09/2012)
Researchers are troubled by a contaminant that may flourish in wastewater treatment plants: antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (02/09/2012)
The Minnesota Senate Environment Committee Thursday approved plans for $99.92 million of Legacy Amendment money for conservation projects. (02/02/2012)
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has postponed a hearing on a plan to limit bird and bat deaths at a controversial wind farm proposed for Goodhue County. (02/02/2012)
Ellen Anderson's ouster as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission this week is the latest sign that bipartisan support for renewable energy sources has largely disappeared at the state capitol. (02/01/2012)
Barring any last-minute lawsuits today, Minnesota takes over management of wolves in the state. (01/27/2012)
The Legislature is holding hearings Thursday about the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' plans for managing the wolf population. (01/26/2012)