Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Walleye numbers on the lake remain the lowest in decades, but the fall survey found the highest number of yearling walleyes since 2008. (10/20/2014)
Because neonicotinoid pesticides don't help much with farm protection and could harm bees, research says use of the pesticides should be limited. (10/17/2014)
Three coal-fired generators owned by Minnesota Power in northern Minnesota will also stop burning coal in 2015. (10/16/2014)
The declining population could be a bad sign for other species. (10/11/2014)
The 2014 farm bill created separate risk mitigation programs that farmers must choose between. One is aimed at disasters and the other protects against sudden drops in crop prices. (09/25/2014)
The Minnesotans traveled by bus, van and train for the march to raise awareness about climate change and urge world leaders to act. (09/21/2014)
The University of Minnesota has completed its renovation of the famous lab on the Mississippi River, adding new research devices that will enable more extensive wind and wave tests. (09/16/2014)
Top economists outlined ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. (09/11/2014)
The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of zebra mussels on Christmas Lake just last month. (09/08/2014)
The project still needs federal environmental review and State Department approval. (08/29/2014)
With all the food waste generated at the fair, there is great potential for more composting. The main stumbling block will be all those plastic cups. (08/26/2014)
Before hazardous waste laws existed, the auto manufacturer dumped paint waste and other material at the site near the Mississippi. (08/25/2014)
The town is one of a small, but growing, number of Minnesota communities with a century of weather records. (08/21/2014)
Last year the Gourley Brothers company applied for and received a permit that would allow its farm to pump up to eight million gallons of groundwater a year. Neighbors who oppose the large feedlot say the Department of Natural Resources didn't do its homework before issuing the permit (08/18/2014)
Environmental group says oil line comes too near wild rice beds. (08/18/2014)