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Wonder what it’s like inside a legalized hemp greenhouse?

  The sign outside says it all: “This is not marijuana. It will not get you high. These are hemp plants.” Why the warning? Because...

Walking in a Low-Waste Wonderland

Snow crunches beneath your feet as you approach the house, balancing a warm pie and three gifts, trying not to slip on the ice....

Gov. Walz Breaks with Tradition and Goes on a Bonding Tour

  A National Guard Armory is familiar territory for former soldier Governor Tim Walz, who visited the Rosemount outpost. The aging Armory is seeking $11 million...

Minnesota’s Waters Are in Trouble

  A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency states that more than HALF the lakes and streams in Minnesota are impaired. Miranda Nichols...

Is Minnesota the next wine country?

  Minnesota is known for its harsh winters. But wine? Not so much. Despite the state's cold weather, a lot has been happening in the...

Henderson, MN Needs Bonding Money – Not Floodwaters – to Flow

  The charming town of Henderson, Minn., is overflowing with history and character. But the way water has flowed all around this Minnesota River city...

Birds are on the brink. So what can you do about...

  It's a difficult headline to read: 3 billion birds have died since 1970. That's 29 percent of North America's total population. And for a...

How long will band-aids hold together Minnesota’s aging infrastructure?

  Minnesota lawmakers are learning about the needs of several communities in the southern part of the state in a "mini session," which included three...

What’s at stake in the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel project?

  As of 2019, there are no copper-nickel mines in the BWCA watershed, but Twin Metals, a Minnesota-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta, is hoping to change...

Time for an electric road trip?

  A little over a year ago, I bought a used Nissan Leaf electric car for commuting to and from work. The 2015 model has...