This year, zebra mussels might have a harder time escaping the state's new inspectors: three dogs specially trained to sniff out the tiny invasive species.
Johnson Controls says its subcontract with an architectural firm to design new schools and remodel others for the St. Louis County school district was not subject to the state's open records law because the agreement wasn't carrying out a government function.
The company hired to oversee a major reconstruction project for the St. Louis County Schools will argue today before the Minnesota Supreme Court that certain data involved in the project is not subject to the state's open records law.
Residents in Winona County have asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to reverse a decision that would allow a proposed frac sand mine to move forward without an in-depth environmental review.
The state of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to dismiss lawsuits filed by dozens of people whose driver's license information was accessed by a Department of Natural Resources employee.
Several silica sand mines close to the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin are near areas where cyclists like to ride and stay in bed-and-breakfasts. Some of the proposed mines in southeastern Minnesota are also located in scenic areas where cycling is popular.
Minneapolis is often held up as an example of a bicycle-friendly city that is taking steps to improve safety. Advocates for the community met with government representatives to identify innovative ideas for further improving safety.
When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood picked Minnesota to host one of two bicycle safety summits, he held the state up as a model of how a place can increase the number of bikes on the road without increasing deaths.
A group of representatives from industry, environmental groups and government agencies that worked for a year to come up with ways to reduce air pollution in Minnesota is announcing 24 recommendations to help the state avoid federal air pollution penalties.
A new report from the American Lung Association shows some improvements in air quality in Minnesota's cities, but Ramsey County had poor grades for fine particle pollution for the third year in a row.
More than 10,000 cases have been reported since the health department began tracking HIV and AIDS in the 1980s. About 7,500 Minnesotans are now living with HIV.
A no-kill sanctuary for domestic and wild cats in Sandstone is working to repair several cages after last week's snowstorm left up to $100,000 in damage.
The trend of more girls participating in high level science competitions has been demonstrated over the past several years.
Flint Hills Resources has agreed to incorporate energy efficiency and emissions restrictions into a $400 million plan to upgrade its refinery in Rosemount as part of a settlement with two environmental groups.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating what caused a major manure spill at a Fillmore County dairy farm, officials said Tuesday.