Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Groups opposing Minnesota's wolf hunt launched a petition drive Wednesday to stop the hunting season set for November. They also pledged not to disrupt the hunt if it happens. (08/14/2013)
A troubled wind energy proposal in Goodhue County has missed a deadline imposed by state regulators to make its intentions known, and opponents of the project are preparing to celebrate its defeat. (08/14/2013)
Minneapolis schools need to get better at vetting job candidates, the district's chief executive said Tuesday. (The Daily Circuit, 08/13/2013)
Pines and other conifers in northern Minnesota are dying in slightly larger numbers than usual. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the trees have been stricken by drought. Eight of the last 11 summer and fall seasons have been very dry in northern Minnesota. (08/11/2013)
Xcel Energy told its investors Friday that Minnesota regulators have approved a rate increase of about 3.8 percent for the company, which would bring it $103 million. (08/09/2013)
A fungus that can prove devastating to bat communities has been found in a cave at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park and at the mine at Soudan Underground Mine State Park. (08/09/2013)
Arbitration hearings are taking place between Minnesota State University-Mankato and the school's former football coach. (08/09/2013)
Part of Minnehaha Avenue in south Minneapolis will be closed to vehicles on Sunday as part the city's series of Open Streets events. (08/09/2013)
Xcel Energy will be able to raise electricity rates by less than half what the utility requested and will face additional scrutiny for cost overruns on its project to upgrade the Monticello nuclear plant, state regulators ruled Thursday. (08/09/2013)
The head of the union representing Minneapolis police officers said Thursday that Chief Janee Harteau is asking the right questions about how to prevent racially charged incidents involving officers. (08/08/2013)
Xcel Energy has done a poor job justifying its request for an electricity rate increase, state officials said Tuesday. (08/06/2013)
Goodhue County commissioners voted today to extend the county's moratorium on frac sand mining by 180 days when the current ban expires next month. (08/06/2013)
CenterPoint Energy proposed increasing residential natural gas rates by 5 percent to help pay for pipeline improvements aimed at maintaining a safe and reliable system, the utility said. (08/02/2013)
Citizens, business representatives and clean energy activists packed the Minneapolis City Council chambers on Thursday for a public hearing on whether the city should consider forming its own utility. (08/01/2013)
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul will join people whose lives have been affected by gun violence at a rally today in Minneapolis. (07/31/2013)