Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

The Feb. 11 hearing will take place during the public comment period for PolyMet's proposed mine and processing facility near Hoyt Lakes. (01/09/2014)
A deposit program would change the way beverage containers are currently being recycled in Minnesota. (01/09/2014)
A new effort involving just about anyone who flushes a toilet from Lino Lakes to Woodbury is about to eclipse the scattered sprinkling limits and water-saving campaigns to rescue a shrinking White Bear Lake. And that could be just a first step in getting Minnesota residents, businesses and others to think differently about how they use water. (01/08/2014)
Congress opted not to vote on an extension before the holiday break. Nationally, that leaves 1.3 million people cut off from the program, which was put in place during the recession. (12/28/2013)
The overall quota for this year was cut nearly in half from the state's inaugural hunt last year after a winter survey showed the wolf population had dropped between 2008 and 2013. (12/27/2013)
The study is the most exhaustive research yet about when flowering plants and trees evolved certain traits to survive the cold weather. (12/22/2013)
The groups are requesting more time to analyze the environmental study of the proposed mine, given that the report is more than 2,000 pages. (12/20/2013)
The news comes just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that customers who made purchases using their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been exposed. (12/19/2013)
PolyMet Mining has applied for its first permit for what it hopes will become Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine. (12/16/2013)
Shezanne "Shez" Cassim remains in prison in Abu Dhabi. Cassim's family said they are disappointed he won't make it back to Woodbury for Christmas. (12/16/2013)
A state council is recommending the Legislature spend about $108 million in Legacy Amendment funds next year on habitat projects. (12/12/2013)
A Minnesota family and local human rights activists are calling on the United Arab Emirates to release a man who has been jailed since April for his involvement in a parody video. (12/10/2013)
A proposed copper-nickel mining operation in northeast Minnesota would need long-term water treatment to ensure potentially toxic rock won't pollute area waterways, according to an environmental review released Friday. (12/05/2013)
Xcel Energy must take a detailed look at the future of its largest coal-fired power plant next year and study how soon its two oldest units could be retired, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission said Thursday. (12/05/2013)
Neighbors trying to stop a large hog feedlot from being built in central Minnesota are now challenging the state's decision to let the operation draw millions of gallons of groundwater. (12/04/2013)