Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
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)