Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
Three different species of stingless wasps introduced in Minnesota from China are being used to attack emerald ash borer larva and eggs. The program started in 2010. (07/05/2013)
St. Paul city officials say a logjam on the Mississippi River could be a safety concern. Many of the floating branches and debris are leftovers from the recent storms. (07/03/2013)
A group of Winona County residents is challenging the county board's decision to approve a frac sand mine. (07/02/2013)
The owners of a facility used to load frac sand into rail cars are suing the city of Wabasha. (07/02/2013)
The major cellphone carriers are working with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to let people know that texting 911 does not work. Starting Monday, Minnesotans who text 911 will get an automatic reply. (07/01/2013)
Water levels in White Bear Lake have been dropping over the past decade. Now, businesses in the community are starting an effort to keep levels from declining more. (The Daily Circuit, 07/01/2013)
More than a thousand volunteers are expected to join an effort to clean up Minnehaha Creek and several lakes in Minneapolis on Sunday. (06/29/2013)
Minneapolis city officials are urging people to use public transit to move around this weekend, because Target Field, the Traget Center and Hennepin Avenue are going to be choked with crowds. (06/28/2013)
Maria De La Cruz screamed with joy after her colleagues at OutFront Minnesota told her that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act. (06/26/2013)
In the vast majority of cases, it doesn't matter if it's your tree, the neighbor's tree or the city's. If it damaged your home, garage or car, your own insurance policy covers it. (06/24/2013)