Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
The Minnesota Department of Health has reports of 358 cases so far, compared to 4,485 in all of 2012. (06/21/2013)
The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District confirmed the helicopter was releasing pellets to control the mosquito population in the area. Rod Andrew Wilson lives nearby and said he heard the helicopter sputter around 8 a.m. (06/19/2013)
Two University of Minnesota design experts said they hope a competition to redesign Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis leads to a makeover that will make the city famous. (The Daily Circuit, 06/18/2013)
Final crash data from 2012 shows a slight increase in fatalities for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday. (06/18/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will have a new enforcement chief this week. (06/16/2013)