Today is the annual sale by the Department of Natural Resources for leases to explore for copper, nickel, and other minerals in northeastern Minnesota.
Monday is the opening of the first regulated wolf hunt in Wisconsin. About two weeks from now, Minnesota's wolf hunting and trapping seasons begin. The hunts mark a new era for wolf management in the Midwest.
In an order Wednesday, a three-judge panel said two groups that sued to stop the hunt failed to show that letting the season proceed would cause irreparable harm.
Hunters and trappers who applied to participate in Minnesota's first regulated wolf season will be notified by mail in the next couple of days whether they won the lottery.
Brooklyln Center police arrested seven protesters at a conference on silica sand mining Wednesday, after they climbed on top of a bus that was scheduled to carry conference participants to a tour of silica sand mines in Wisconsin.
The National Park Service and Friends of the Mississippi River have issued a "State of the River" report on the upper Mississippi River as it flows through Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Scandia City Council has approved an environmental study of a proposed gravel mine near the St. Croix River.
Xcel Energy says its nuclear power plant at Monticello shut down late Tuesday morning.
Minnesota is adding another 511 lakes and river segments to its list of impaired waters and taking 13 water bodies off the list.
The Scandia City Council holds a special meeting Tuesday to decide whether a proposed gravel mine has received enough environmental study.
Minnesota's top environmental agency today heard from business leaders who oppose a proposal for a broad environmental impact study on silica sand mining in Minnesota.
Two groups opposed to Minnesota's first regulated wolf hunt are suing the Department of Natural Resources to try to stop the hunting season. The groups allege the DNR did not make sufficient effort to seek public input when it designed the season.
Cities around the state routinely cut down and replace old and diseased trees, and spend a lot of time making sure the new trees have plenty of water in order to thrive. But this year's drought has made it hard to keep up.
Minnesota's taconite companies face a major environmental challenge in November when the federal government decides whether to require significant reduction in air pollution.
Zebra mussels have been found in a mine pit near Gilbert, in northeastern Minnesota.