Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Xcel Energy has done a poor job justifying its request for an electricity rate increase, state officials said Tuesday. (08/06/2013)
Goodhue County commissioners voted today to extend the county's moratorium on frac sand mining by 180 days when the current ban expires next month. (08/06/2013)
CenterPoint Energy proposed increasing residential natural gas rates by 5 percent to help pay for pipeline improvements aimed at maintaining a safe and reliable system, the utility said. (08/02/2013)
Citizens, business representatives and clean energy activists packed the Minneapolis City Council chambers on Thursday for a public hearing on whether the city should consider forming its own utility. (08/01/2013)
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul will join people whose lives have been affected by gun violence at a rally today in Minneapolis. (07/31/2013)
Xcel Energy has announced the 20 recipients of $30 million in renewable energy grants, including solar projects at the Midway Target store in St. Paul, Edison High School in Minneapolis and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. (07/30/2013)
Ever since zebra mussels infested Lake Minnetonka in 2010, Minneapolis officials have been bracing themselves for the discovery of the sharp-shelled invaders in one of the city's beloved lakes. (07/30/2013)
A man from southwestern Minnesota has contracted the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. (07/25/2013)
Two private individuals purchased the land. The auction of school trust fund land marked the first time the property and many other state-owned land located along other lakes had been up for sale. (07/24/2013)
Electric company says city can reach greenhouse goals faster as a customer than as a provider. (The Daily Circuit, 07/24/2013)
If you're out at a lake this weekend, you might want to check for a form of toxic algae before taking a dip. (07/20/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting $3.3 million worth of mostly lakeshore property up for sale next week, including a parcel of land on Lake Superior's North Shore where outdoors advocates had hoped a state bike trail would be built. (07/19/2013)
The concept is similar to a community garden: People invest in the array to cover their electricity needs, just as they might invest time and labor into a garden that produces vegetables. (07/18/2013)
Minnesota regulators on Wednesday approved the first phase of a plan by Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. to transport more crude oil through the state. (07/17/2013)
Enbridge's proposed expansion for its Alberta Clipper line, which opened in 2010, needs permission from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and a permit from the federal government before it can go forward. (07/17/2013)