In the wake of Los Angeles Times deciding to discontinue publication of letters to the editor from climate change deniers, a petition signed by more than 1,100 people as of this morning calls upon on the Star Tribune to do the same thing.RELATED: MNGOP attacks Dayton's support for clean energy in wa ... More >>
At the State Fair, Mark Dayton called for the state to move toward eliminating coal-burning power plants and said Minnesota ought to "be in the forefront of creating a cleaner environment."SEE ALSO: Will Steger baffled by Tim Pawlenty's global warming flip flop Nothing too out of the norm, right? Bu ... More >>
People on Twitter were not nice to Jeff Dubay after he outed himself as a global warming denier during his ESPN 1500 radio show last Friday. ("It's a myth, it's a conspiracy, it's a left-wing conspiracy," Dubay said during a brief discussion about climate change with KSTP meteorologist Patrick Hamme ... More >>
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is anti-gay and gets his "facts" from materials distributed at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Other than that, we're sure he's exactly the sort of elected leader Minnesota needs.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen: Gov't is paying minority men to im ... More >>
Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, believes life is hard -- especially if you're unlucky enough to live near a frac sand deposit.SEE ALSO: Red Wing Mayor Dennis Egan resigns amid frac sand lobbying controversy During a hearing earlier this week about a proposed one-year moratorium on new frac sand mines ... More >>
Two weeks after saying he didn't plan to let a lobbying controversy end his tenure as Red Wing mayor, Dennis Egan has had a change of heart.SEE ALSO: Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson was too drunk for jail after drunk-driving arrest Egan became mayor in early 2011 and won 73 percent of the vote last ... More >>
Matt Damon and John Krasinski pit big business against small-town environmentalists in this hard-sell film
Kurt Bills' no-good-very-bad U.S. Senate campaign will limp across the finish line today, but he couldn't help himself from offering up one last head-scratcher before fading out of our lives.SEE ALSO:-- Bills ad linking Klobuchar and Petters is "preposterous," says Republican bankruptcy trustee-- De ... More >>
Bill Clinton was in town yesterday delivering a speech at the University of Minnesota, and during one notable passage he put Mitt Romney on blast for laughing about climate change during his RNC speech.SEE ALSO:-- Mitt Romney Glitter F-Bomb: Did he say "fuck," "faggot," or something else? [VIDEO]-- ... More >>
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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty wasn't meant to lead a nation. But, since his August announcement to drop his 2012 presidential bid, he's made sure he's still governing something, somewhere. Pawlenty was named to Smart Sand Inc.'s Board of Directors on Wednesday, which marks his eighth appointmen ... More >>
Sick of sorting your recyclables into more categories than you can keep straight? 'Paper, plastic, glass, coarse, smooth.... ah, forgot it, it's going in the trash!'Those frustrations will soon be in the past, as today the Minneapolis City Council approved the introduction of single-sort recycling. ... More >>
Arctic sea ice is at the second-lowest point ever measured.About 11,500 years ago, at the tail end of the Pleistocene era, the Earth began to warm up. The planet's climate has fluctuated since time immemorial. But this period of climate change came less like a stone warming in the sun, and more l ... More >>
The pollution warning expires at midnight.It seems we'll never run into a shortage of reasons to complain about the weather here in Minnesota. Just a few months ago, we were still whining about a cold and snowy winter that had long overstayed its welcome. Today, it's so damn hot and sunny ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
Sen. Mike Jungbauer, climate expert.State Sen. Michael Jungbauer says he's smarter than 98 percent of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to studying climatology, and dismisses their work on climate change and global warming as alarmist nonsense. What gives the Republican from E ... More >>
Broken HaikuTime to clear the air.Smell something bad? The American Lung Association is out with a new study today that shows Ramsey County fell from a "C" to a "D" grade when it comes to air quality -- the worst in the state. Based on EPA data on ozone and particle pollution from 2007-2009, ... More >>
Steger sees the politics behind Pawlenty's about face.Arctic explorer Will Steger, who's seen more evidence of global warming up close and personal than most of us ever will outside the pages of National Geographic, was once really proud of the way Tim Pawlenty listened to science and evidenc ... More >>
The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales. State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>
It's Earth Day, and Rep. Keith Ellison is taking note by announcing that he's introducing a House bill to ban a herbicide that's long been the target of environmentalists: Atrazine. The news comes ahead of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel meeting next week tha ... More >>
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