Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
The solar industry and others who advocated for a new law are confident that more Minnesotans are willing to invest in renewable energy, and are excited about a section of the law that allows for community solar installations. (06/14/2013)
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)