A controversial wind power project in southeastern Minnesota has been delayed.
Researchers trying to pinpoint the effects of sulfate on wild rice will update the public on their progress Thursday.
Minnesota's abundant supply of high-quality frac sand is causing some turmoil. Local governments in southeastern Minnesota are preparing for a number of new permit applications to build or expand mines and processing plants for the special silica sand. Many area residents are concerned about possible environmental or health impacts. Industry representatives say they are addressing the concerns, but some state officials are encouraging caution.
The Minnesota Legislative Auditor says the legislature should ensure better accountability for conservation easements.
Wolf advocates are in court as a coalition of non-profit groups once again sues the federal government over its removal of wolves from the Endangered Species list.
State agencies are calling for a broader and more detailed environmental study on two proposed silica sand mines in Winona County. The recommendation comes as some legislators are considering the possibility of a statewide study of the potential environmental and health effects of the booming industry.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it got nearly twice as many calls on its Turn-in-Poachers or TIP line last year than the year before.
Duluth-based Minnesota Power plans to convert one of its old coal-fired power plants to natural gas, and to close another one.
The built-in conflicts that come with the competing missions at the Minnesota DNR are evident in debate over a new policy on older forests. The agency is changing a 20-year-old policy designed to produce a minimum amount of older forests, while listing species because of concern about habitat loss in that forest ecosystem.
The Department of Natural Resources ran into rough waters Tuesday when officials presented their plan to slow the spread of Asian carp in the Mississippi River.
Recycling is not only better for the environment, it's an integral part of a growing economic engine in the state. Experts say people are throwing away resources that those businesses need.
Air quality in Minnesota's largest urban area cleared a little in 2012, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The Department of Natural Resources has set up a 15-member committee to provide advice as the agency ramps up its fight against aquatic invasive species like Asian carp and zebra mussels.
The Department of Natural Resources is opening lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to trout anglers two weeks earlier than usual.
The University of Minnesota lab charged with finding ways to fight Asian carp and other invasive species is about to get a makeover.