Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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. (04/25/2013)
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. (04/24/2013)
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. (04/23/2013)
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. (04/23/2013)
The trend of more girls participating in high level science competitions has been demonstrated over the past several years. (04/19/2013)
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. (04/16/2013)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating what caused a major manure spill at a Fillmore County dairy farm, officials said Tuesday. (04/16/2013)
So far authorities have not found any evidence that tens of thousands of poached fish have ended up on dinner plates at Minnesota restaurants. (04/15/2013)
An outpatient program at Hennepin County Medical Center opens Monday to help pregnant women and new mothers who are experiencing mental health problems. (04/15/2013)
Researchers at the University of Minnesota told Iron Range workers to protect themselves from taconite dust, despite a new study that was unable to prove that exposure to the dust causes the rare cancer mesothelioma. The study linked time spent working in the taconite industry to a higher risk of mesothelioma but stopped short of pinpointing its cause. (04/12/2013)
A Minnesota man who came forward with sexual abuse allegations against a former Shattuck-St. Mary's School teacher stemming from a 1980 incident has joined the push to amend state law to give victims more time to file lawsuits against their perpetrators. (04/12/2013)
Power has been restored to 134 customers in downtown Minneapolis after an underground fire led to an outage after 6 a.m. Friday. (04/12/2013)
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is listing more than 150 flights cancelled so far today, and MnDOT is listing roads in hazardous condition from the South Dakota state line to Slayton and Marshall. (04/11/2013)
Treating heart failure patients with a special type of stem cell can improve their condition, according to a new Mayo Clinic study published this week. (04/11/2013)
Police say an officer responding to a report of a man suffering a mental health crisis in south Minneapolis suffered a serious bite injury on Tuesday. (04/10/2013)