Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
A Rochester businessman who Minnesota Public Radio sued in October is denying the organization's claims that he and his company misappropriated nearly $315,000 over the last decade in a business deal. (12/03/2013)
PolyMet Mining hopes to be the first Minnesota company to mine copper, nickel and precious metals in northern Minnesota. The company's NorthMet project would be located north of Hoyt Lakes in the Superior National Forest. Below is a timeline of the company's history in Minnesota. (12/02/2013)
A study on how an open pit copper-nickel mine could change the landscape just north of the town of Hoyt Lakes will be released in a 1,800-page environmental impact statement available on Dec. 6. This map shows the locations of proposed sites for the PolyMet and Twin Metals copper-nickel mines northern Minnesota. (12/02/2013)
This Friday the public will get its first peek at a long anticipated environmental study of one of the state's most controversial development projects in years: copper and nickel mining in northeastern Minnesota. (12/02/2013)
A detailed look at copper-nickel mining proposals in northeastern Minnesota. (12/02/2013)