Stephanie Hemphill Feature Archive

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. (10/03/2012)
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. (09/27/2012)
The Scandia City Council has approved an environmental study of a proposed gravel mine near the St. Croix River. (09/26/2012)
Xcel Energy says its nuclear power plant at Monticello shut down late Tuesday morning. (09/25/2012)
Minnesota is adding another 511 lakes and river segments to its list of impaired waters and taking 13 water bodies off the list. (09/25/2012)
The Scandia City Council holds a special meeting Tuesday to decide whether a proposed gravel mine has received enough environmental study. (09/25/2012)
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. (09/19/2012)
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. (09/19/2012)
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. (09/14/2012)
Minnesota's taconite companies face a major environmental challenge in November when the federal government decides whether to require significant reduction in air pollution. (08/29/2012)
Zebra mussels have been found in a mine pit near Gilbert, in northeastern Minnesota. (08/28/2012)
How much does the energy we use for air conditioning contribute to global warming? (08/27/2012)
Several environmental groups are challenging Minnesota's plan for reducing haze in national parks and wilderness areas. (08/16/2012)
A comprehensive study could take several years, and it's unclear how the study would be paid for. (08/15/2012)
The Monticello plant has been operating at 10-percent power since the weekend, and operators shut down Prairie Island's Unit 1 plant Tuesday. (08/14/2012)