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.
Workers have planted more than 18,000 native trees and shrubs along streams in Duluth, under a training and conservation project.
A Minnesota court has ruled that local and national environmental groups cannot participate as defendants in a lawsuit filed last year by North Dakota.
Environmental reviews of two proposed silica sand mines in Winona County are up for public comment starting Monday.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota had its busiest year ever in 2012.
The Minnesota Department of Health has reported the first flu-related death of the season.
Legislators are making plans for the start of the 2013 session, and some environmental issues will get a lot of attention.
The creek north of Excelsior Boulevard was straightened to allow for development, and now the plan is to rebuild its natural curves and environmental potential.
Xcel Energy customers will pay more on their electric bill starting in January. It's an interim rate increase pending a final decision next fall.