Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
Three new wind energy projects in Minnesota and North Dakota would help Xcel Energy boost its Midwest wind portfolio by a third, the utility said Tuesday. (07/16/2013)
More than half of the Minnesota National Guard's full-time force will be forced to take to take a day off each week through the end of September, creating a 20 percent pay cut for 1,156 members. (07/16/2013)
Organizers say they expect hundreds of thousands of people to attend a series of events over the next week as part of the Aquatennial festival in Minneapolis. (07/13/2013)
State officials on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a California-based online lender accused of charging Minnesota consumers exorbitant interest rates and origination fees for loans. (07/11/2013)
Hennepin County is planning a major reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue in south Minneapolis, and planners are asking the public for advice about how to handle bicycle traffic along the busy corridor. Bike advocates know what they want. (07/11/2013)
Plan ahead. Many camps fill up, and finding the camps that fit your kids' needs (and that are logistically possible) can take time. Families also should try to plan ahead for extra expenses they might have during the summer months to pay for child care. (07/11/2013)
Navigating pressures to keep kids enriched and engaged in activities while school is out pushes the stress meter upward and requires families to live on tighter budgets. (07/11/2013)
New numbers show the state had 2,211 wolves last winter, down 710 wolves from five years ago. (07/10/2013)
Two sites in St. Louis County may be added to the state's list of polluted places. The sites should be on the state's list of Superfund sites so that they may be eligible for additional state funding, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. (07/08/2013)
An administrative law judge wants to limit Xcel Energy's proposed electricity rate hike to 4.7 percent, the utility said Monday. (07/08/2013)