June 8, 2021

Hundreds of activists, allies protest Enbridge Line 3 pipeline at Mississippi River headwaters

After marching for nearly 2 miles to the Mississippi River, activists were met with no resistance from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were […]
June 1, 2021

One year after shutdowns, Iron Range mining rebounds with high steel prices, steel production

The pandemic’s initial shock caused steel demand to fall, forcing companies to idle blast furnaces and the mines that supply them for several months. But […]
May 28, 2021

Minnesota’s taconite industry not on pace to meet state's mercury reduction targets by 2025

Minnesota has made strides in curbing mercury emissions, mainly through the retirement and retrofitting of coal-burning power plants, but to come close to reaching its […]
May 23, 2021

Strawberries, lettuce, peppers to take root at vast greenhouse being built by tribe in North Dakota

Native Green Grow will use energy from natural gas now being flared at the wellhead and collect it to generate heat to warm the climate-controlled […]
May 19, 2021

Duluth to receive largest solar energy array yet

Allete, the parent company of Minnesota Power, proposes to invest about $3.9 million to install a 1.6-megawatt array across the road from Lake Park Athletic […]
May 12, 2021

Settlement reached in challenge to Twin Metals prospecting permits

A federal judge on Monday approved a settlement between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and environmental groups opposed to Twin Metals that requires the […]
April 21, 2021

Court: Environmental review unnecessary for Minnesota Power's proposed natural gas power plant in Superior

Writing for the majority, Justice Anne K. McKeig said the Minnesota Court of Appeals erred in its December 2019 decision that said the Minnesota Public […]
March 19, 2021

Biden administration reviewing Trump administration's renewal of Twin Metals leases

A federal judge on Thursday approved a request by the U.S. Justice Department to pause a lawsuit filed last year by a coalition of environmental […]
March 15, 2021

LIVE at 1 p.m.: Jane Fonda, other activists to voice opposition to Line 3 in Park Rapids area Monday

PARK RAPIDS — Actor and activist Jane Fonda is expected to be in northwest Minnesota on Monday, March 15, to meet with protest leaders against […]
March 4, 2021

30 years later, echoes of largest inland oil spill remain in Line 3 fight

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Thirty years ago Wednesday, on March 3, 1991, the Line 3 oil pipeline ruptured in Grand Rapids, Minn., spilling 1.7 million […]