Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

A new law provides money for incentives for homeowners and businesses that want to install solar panels on their property. Here are answers to questions regarding the law. (06/14/2013)
Four Minnesota watersheds have been selected to test a voluntary pilot project that offers farmers incentives to reduce water pollution from their operations, federal and state officials announced Monday. (06/10/2013)
Xcel Energy said Friday it does not yet know how much it will cost to comply with new regulations issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission following the Fukushima nuclear accident. (06/07/2013)
It's very rare for a bear to attack a human. There have only been five documented injuries caused by bear attacks in Minnesota since 1987. But it does happen. A 72-year-old woman in Aitkin County was attacked by a sow bear just this week. She escaped with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Dan Stark about how to prevent or survive a bear attack. (06/06/2013)
The city of lakes long known for its park system now has a new designation to brag about: the best city for parks in the United States. (06/05/2013)
Minnesota ranked 9th in the report by Clean Edge, which does research and analysis on everything from renewable energy to technology investment to energy policies. (06/04/2013)
A new University of Minnesota study shows parents spent less on out-of-pocket medical expenses during the recession, and that hit children with special needs the hardest. (06/03/2013)
A veteran storm chaser killed Friday by the tornado in Oklahoma was known for being one of the more conservative in his profession, Minnesota storm chaser John Wetter said Monday. (06/03/2013)
Police in Brooklyn Park have found an 11-year-old boy who had been missing since being let out of school on Thursday. (05/31/2013)
A contaminant found in well water in three east metro communities could be a bigger health risk than previously thought, leading state officials to install more filters to protect residents' drinking water. (05/30/2013)
Anoka-Hennepin School District leaders said Wednesday they will have an independent investigation conducted in the wake of an incident involving a teacher at Champlin Park High School. (05/29/2013)
People who are sensitive to wood smoke have long been concerned about backyard burning, but the growing trend of fire pits and chimineas has now caught the attention of state environmental regulators, who say wood smoke is becoming a bigger contributor to Minnesota's air pollution. (05/24/2013)
Rescuers in St. Paul have found the body of the fourth grade student missing after a mudslide in Lilydale Park. (05/23/2013)
The family of the St. Louis Park fourth grader missing after a hillside collapse gathered Thursday morning at Lilydale Regional Park as recovery efforts resumed. (05/23/2013)
The $496 million Legacy bill lawmakers sent to Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday received the most 'no' votes ever recorded for spending through the amendment voters approved in 2008 to send sales tax money to clean water, the outdoors, arts and parks. (05/21/2013)