Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

A Ramsey County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Department of Natural Resources. The suit claims the DNR has been allowing too much water to be drawn from an aquifer that affects White Bear Lake's water levels. (09/11/2013)
Consumers who purchased cinnamon rolls with "better if used by" dates of Oct. 30 or 31 should contact the company for a replacement. Two-pack cinnamon roll packages with "better if used by" dates of Oct. 18, 26 or 31 are also included in the recall. (09/10/2013)
Users of electronic cigarettes will now face the same restrictions as cigarette smokers after the Duluth City Council voted to impose restrictions. (The Daily Circuit, 09/10/2013)
Rockford, Minn. is now home to the first community solar installation in the state. (09/09/2013)
So far this year, farmers have applied for 466 irrigation permits -- more than twice the number of applications in all of last year. And data compiled by state officials show many farmers hope to irrigate even more of their fields. (09/08/2013)
Minnesotans' enthusiasm to hunt wolves appears to be down from last year, when 23,000 applied for licenses. This year it's 13,000. (09/06/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making fewer wolf licenses available this year. The hunting season begins November 9. (09/05/2013)
The Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for Jordan Sands, an affiliate of Coughlan Companies, which is planning to mine 70 acres and use another 40 acres just north of the city for processing the sand. (08/29/2013)
Schools across southern Minnesota on Tuesday canceled or postponed athletic practices and released students early from school buildings without air conditioning as a heat wave continued. (08/27/2013)
Minneapolis police said the shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. in an alley between the 2600 blocks of Cedar and 18th Avenues South. (08/26/2013)
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)