Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Explore the sources for our series "Climate Change in Minnesota" to learn more. (02/02/2015)
A century of data proves it: Climate changes have arrived in Minnesota. It's warmer on average, especially in winter, and heavier rain falls in bigger storms. Part of our week-long series, "Climate Change in Minnesota." (02/02/2015)
Hundreds of volunteers have been tracking Minnesota weather, and after more than 100 years, their work adds up to a measure of the changing climate. (02/02/2015)
Extreme heat events caused by climate change could transform the Midwest's economy, a Cargill executive and a former treasury secretary told a Minneapolis business crowd on Friday. (01/23/2015)
Work on the new Highway 43 bridge in Winona continues through the winter months, as construction crews are building the bridge piers over the Mississippi River. (01/19/2015)
Hundreds of marchers jammed University Avenue and nearby streets for about four hours Monday, as they called for an end to racial profiling, an independent citizen board to review police conduct and bias and cultural awareness training for police officers. (01/19/2015)
Despite its emissions goals, the utility stopped short of promising to retire part of its massive coal plant, the Sherburne County Generating Station. (01/02/2015)
White Bear Lake is still low, and officials are concerned that the aquifer connected to the lake is being depleted. (12/29/2014)
State waste officials are reminding people that it's against the law to throw real Christmas trees in the trash. (12/26/2014)
Livestock producers can ask state or federal authorities to kill any wolves threatening their animals but cannot take action on their own unless a wolf is threatening human life. (12/22/2014)
The coalition's recommendations to the Legislature would give consumers more choices about how their energy is produced. They also aim to keep energy reliable and affordable. (12/18/2014)
A program launching on Friday could mean a huge jump in Minnesota's solar energy generation and use, the utility said Thursday. Here's how it will work. (12/11/2014)
The Department of Natural Resources agreed to support legislative proposals to examine connecting six nearby cities to surface water as a way to relieve pressure on a regional aquifer. (12/01/2014)
Each state has its own specific target. Minnesota would likely have to reduce emissions from its power plants by more than a third. (11/30/2014)
Minnesota's air quality is pretty good now but federal standards are "catching up to us," a state official says. (11/26/2014)