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

Water quality and wild rice: a timeline. (03/25/2015)
Harvesting wild rice
The old sulfate standard poses a problem for mining, and the MPCA says it isn't the best way to protect wild rice. (03/25/2015)
The Saints unveiled their new ballpark's name
Single-game tickets are now on sale for the St. Paul Saints' first season in their new Lowertown ballpark. (03/21/2015)
Minnesota's legislators can't agree on the state's energy problems, let alone the solutions. (03/20/2015)
About 80 percent of the oil crossing Minnesota is being transported by pipeline. The rest moves by train. (03/15/2015)
Buffers help prevent agricultural runoff, but some farm groups see requiring them as a taking of their land. (03/11/2015)
Later this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will set carbon reduction targets for each state to help address climate change. (03/09/2015)
Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting death that occurred early Saturday morning. (03/07/2015)
Leaders from St. Paul and other cities around the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the role cities should play in global climate change efforts. (03/07/2015)
The company says the new policy ensures the pulp and paper in its products will come from sustainable sources. ForestEthics, a group that long criticized 3M's paper buying, applauded the move. (03/05/2015)
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)
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)
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)