Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

As companies in Wisconsin and Minnesota move ahead with plans to mine frac sand, those drilling for oil and natural gas in other states are asking whether alternatives might someday be cheaper than shipping the sand hundreds of miles. (04/09/2013)
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas is marking Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday night with an event featuring Minnesota survivors. (04/08/2013)
Despite a slowing trend in the frac sand industry, several Minnesota companies are moving ahead with their plans to open new mines in the southeastern part of the state. (04/08/2013)
Charges have been dropped against a former Shattuck-St. Mary's School teacher who had been accused of abusing a 14-year-old boy in 1980. (04/04/2013)
Crews in Fargo will start filling sandbags Wednesday to prepare for possible flooding in the city. (04/03/2013)
Road maintenance crews are bracing for some busy days of pothole filling as temperatures warm up, but one official said he doesn't expect it to be a bad year. (03/29/2013)
This year 180 Minnesota schools have FIRST Robotics teams. That compares with just two teams in 2006, when Lawrence first became involved. In fact, more Minnesota schools have robotics teams than hockey teams. (03/29/2013)
A 31-year-old man killed his wife and her brother with a sharp object during a domestic dispute, St. Paul police said Tuesday. (03/26/2013)
Eden Prairie-based grocery giant Supervalu will cut about 1,100 positions from its national workforce, including about 600 in Minnesota, the company announced Tuesday. (03/26/2013)
A Minnesota filmmaker says he hopes his documentary about frac sand mining will help policy makers understand how the issue is affecting residents and communities. (03/22/2013)
A 12-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after police say he falsely reported a shooting at New Prague Middle School. (03/20/2013)
Senate DFL leaders will release their budget priorities Wednesday, a day after House DFL leaders released theirs. (03/20/2013)
A list of frac sand mining environmental regulations and a description of how each state approaches them. (03/19/2013)
Mining experts say Minnesota's frac sand rules are already more stringent than Wisconsin's, and that could affect the industry's growth in the two states. (03/19/2013)
A larger percentage of parents say they won't have their teen daughters vaccinated for human papilloma virus, or HPV, a Mayo Clinic study has found. (03/18/2013)