Elizabeth Dunbar

Elizabeth Dunbar

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
edunbar@mpr.org
(651) 290-1287


Elizabeth Dunbar covers the environment for MPR News. She joined the organization in October 2009 after five years of reporting and editing for The Associated Press in Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., and Raleigh, N.C. Elizabeth grew up in Iowa and studied journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she landed her first reporting job at The Minnesota Daily. One of her most memorable reporting experiences was helping cover the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @edunbarMPR.

Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Whiskey Creek near Rothsay, Minn.
Republicans and Democrats from the Iron Range and other parts of the state want to give the Legislature -- not scientists -- the power to set water protection measures. (02/20/2015)
An array of solar panels
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Thursday signed off on plans for projects near North Branch, Marshall and Tracy capable of powering 41,000 homes. (02/12/2015)
Sherco Plant
Eight years ago, Minnesota leaders were out front in calling for more renewable energy and trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Lately, that push has faltered. (02/06/2015)
Allergy sufferers feel the effects of climate change, getting a double whammy from the mechanism that's making Minnesota warmer and wetter. (02/05/2015)
Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream. (02/04/2015)
Explore the sources for our series "Climate Change in Minnesota" to learn more. (02/02/2015)
A century of data proves it: Climate changes have arrived in Minnesota. It's warmer on average, especially in winter, and heavier rain falls in bigger storms. Part of our week-long series, "Climate Change in Minnesota." (02/02/2015)
Hundreds of volunteers have been tracking Minnesota weather, and after more than 100 years, their work adds up to a measure of the changing climate. (02/02/2015)
Extreme heat events caused by climate change could transform the Midwest's economy, a Cargill executive and a former treasury secretary told a Minneapolis business crowd on Friday. (01/23/2015)
Work on the new Highway 43 bridge in Winona continues through the winter months, as construction crews are building the bridge piers over the Mississippi River. (01/19/2015)
Hundreds of marchers jammed University Avenue and nearby streets for about four hours Monday, as they called for an end to racial profiling, an independent citizen board to review police conduct and bias and cultural awareness training for police officers. (01/19/2015)
Despite its emissions goals, the utility stopped short of promising to retire part of its massive coal plant, the Sherburne County Generating Station. (01/02/2015)
White Bear Lake is still low, and officials are concerned that the aquifer connected to the lake is being depleted. (12/29/2014)
State waste officials are reminding people that it's against the law to throw real Christmas trees in the trash. (12/26/2014)
Livestock producers can ask state or federal authorities to kill any wolves threatening their animals but cannot take action on their own unless a wolf is threatening human life. (12/22/2014)