Stephanie Hemphill Feature Archive

Projects are under way to reduce sedimentation in the Poplar River on Minnesota's North Shore. But they're not doing an adequate job, according to an environmental group. (11/18/2012)
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed today is "Minnesota Recycles Day" and says recycling contributes to the state's economy and job creation. (11/15/2012)
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is asking for volunteers to participate in a Community Advisory Group on the superfund sites in the northern Twin Cities suburb of Fridley. (11/14/2012)
A new report recommends that the state of Minnesota bolster its main environmental oversight body and encourage more transparency in the review process. (11/14/2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community is asking the federal government to respond to its long-running concerns about nuclear waste stored near the Prairie Island power plant. (11/08/2012)
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has won a second term with a sound victory over her Republican challenger, Kurt Bills. Klobuchar was declared the winner shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Bills called her to concede the race,a staffer for Klobuchar said. (11/06/2012)
The controversy over a permit for Northern Metals Recycling is prompting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to install a new air quality monitor in the North Minneapolis neighborhood where the plant is located. (11/04/2012)
Hurricane Sandy brought a reminder of people's vulnerability to extreme weather. Community leaders around Minnesota and elsewhere are trying to figure out how to do more to prepare for such disasters. (11/04/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a planned water system to deliver water from Lake Superior to the Lutsen Mountains ski area and nearby businesses will not have significant environmental effects. (10/31/2012)
When it comes to wolves, Minnesota and Wisconsin have a lot in common -- in fact, Wisconsin's wolves probably migrated from Minnesota. But differences in the hunts point up divergent approaches to wolf management. (10/29/2012)
The DNR today opened sealed bids for leases to explore for copper, nickel and other valuable metals on a mix of public and private land totaling 63,000 acres. (10/24/2012)
Today is the annual sale by the Department of Natural Resources for leases to explore for copper, nickel, and other minerals in northeastern Minnesota. (10/24/2012)
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. (10/15/2012)
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. (10/11/2012)
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. (10/04/2012)