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 […]
February 24, 2021

Duluth residents mostly evade statewide heating-bill spike

Many Minnesotans stand to pay the price. At a special meeting of the state’s public utilities commission Tuesday, an Xcel Energy representative estimated its residential […]
February 24, 2021

'Water protectors' create blockades to Line 3 worksites in Savanna State Forest

Protesters known as “water protectors” blockaded Enbridge Line 3 worksites Wednesday morning in the Savanna State Forest in Northeastern Minnesota. At one location, a protester […]
February 2, 2021

Cliffs CEO asks for Walz's help to save Hibbing Taconite

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz wrote a letter to U.S. Steel Corp. and Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. on Monday urging the companies to ensure the continued operation of […]
December 16, 2020

Photos: Allete installs wind turbine blade in Duluth

× Workers guide a 82-foot-tall, 6,000-pound wind turbine blade onto its base next to the Allete-Minnesota Power building Wednesday. The blade was a prototype for […]
November 19, 2020

DNR will review copper-nickel mining rules near Boundary Waters

Attorneys for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and environmental group Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness agreed on Wednesday to have the state agency review its […]
November 12, 2020

Minnesota agencies grant permits to Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted the 340-mile pipeline’s 401 certification, a permit awarded by a state’s regulators if the project’s impact on water falls […]
November 12, 2020

Agencies grant permits to Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted the 340-mile pipeline’s 401 certification, a permit awarded by a state’s regulators if the project’s impact on water falls […]