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Biden makes key energy, environment appointments

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Energy...

Industrial meat agriculture is threatening our 10,000 lakes. (And it’s closer...

Whenever I travel outside of Minnesota, the people I meet often comment on the state’s 10,000 lakes. I like to inform them that, contrary...

Wanna know where you can get clean energy? We’re tryin’ to...

Joe Biden’s recent election is a relief for environmentalists everywhere. Even though this victory may slow environmental devastation, it certainly won’t stop it. Recognizing...

Returning the ‘three sisters’ — corn, beans and squash — to...

Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving, when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal with the pilgrims of Plymouth...

Congressman launches bid to overhaul federal pesticide rules

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is leading the first attempt in decades to overhaul national pesticide regulations. The Colorado Democrat is sponsoring a bill in the...

CenterPoint’s energy efficiency program is welcome — its proposed rate increase...

In the midst of a pandemic with no end in sight, anyone in Minneapolis who has a CenterPoint Energy bill and a drafty home...

The Minnesota lawsuit against Big Oil is about environmental protection —...

Minnesotans place a high value on accountability. In the 1990s, we led the nation by taking Big Tobacco to court for lying about the...

If you want to save the Boundary Waters, this election is...

America’s first great conservationist president, Theodore Roosevelt, once observed that, “we have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received.” In...

A conservative climate change activist on poisonous partisanship

As a former lobbyist and a self-professed State Capitol geek, I used to think divided government promotes bipartisanship, positive civil discourse, and the kind...

Iron Range board delays Fond du Lac band water improvement grant;...

A state mining board tabled a $250,000 grant to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to provide clean drinking water —...
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