The City of Minneapolis' official Facebook page yesterday posted the above photo of the North Loop water main that broke last week, spilling 14 million gallons of water onto downtown streets and disrupting water service in the area for days.SEE ALSO:-- Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the ... More >>
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 >>
Though much of their lineup had already been unveiled on their website, the Lyn Lake Street Fest has fleshed out its schedule and revealed all of its acts today, including Peter Wolf Crier's first local appearance in five months. As if that wasn't enough to get us salivating about summertime fun, ... More >>
TopatoMaybe Blinky makes a guest appearance in the Mississippi this summer?Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say it's raining radiation in St. Paul as a result of the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. The readings show elevated levels of radioactive iodine-131 i ... More >>
KSTPReports are still coming in of the smell of natural gas throughout the area.A large natural gas leak on the Central Corridor in St. Paul this morning resulted in street shut downs, building evacuations and over a thousand XCel Energy customers without a pilot light this afternoon. While ... More >>
Shawn Neary's Wapsipinicon is one of many local acts performing at Stone Arch this summerThe Stone Arch Festival, a two-day local art, food, theater, and music extravaganza that takes over St. Anthony Main every Father's Day weekend, has announced its music lineup for this year. The Stone Arch Fe ... More >>
If your electricity bill went up, you'd like to assume it is because it costs more to create the same amount of power than it did the year before. Not so.
It was ahead of its time, but now the nonprofit has a looming debt problem
T-Paw puts the patronage back in the state government
In 2004, according to U.S. PIRG's review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory data, CHS Oil Seed Processing released a total of 520,000 pounds of respiratory toxicants at its Mankato plant.
After the controversy over the size of its tallest building was resolved in a compromise last summer (reduced from 13 stories to ten, at 112-feet high), not much has been heard about the grand Mozaic project that will significantly change the face of Uptown.
A few weeks ago, Ken Bradley was poking around one of the more obscure corners of the Department of Energy website when he came across an eye-popping table. Minnesota, Bradley discovered after scrolling through the chart, is the United State's single biggest importer of electricity.
If 40 distributors each work with between 30 and 200 chateaus, bodegas, collectives, estates, wineries, or what have you--how many separate bottlings are available in Minnesota?
Is there no one in Minnesota who can handle the job?
Xcel energy spearheads a high-stakes plan to store nuclear waste on a tiny, dirt-poor Indian reservation in the Utah desert
Coleman and Dayton partner up to bring home the bacon
Xcel comes begging for more nuclear waste storage
Opponents of a new power line in the suburbs win one, and lose one
The pay was low, but working for Ma Bell meant a worry-free retirement. Now Qwest is sending out the pension checks, and local retirees say they're getting the wrong number.
The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi
Hennepin County wants to dump its incinerator ash in the metro's "environmental Bermuda triangle"
The state plans to kill all the fish in two Anoka County lakes to rid them of pesky carp. Area residents, however, are less than thrilled with the idea of helicopters spreading poison near their homes.
According to a city report released just weeks before the July floods, Minneapolis will have to come up with more than $100 million a year for the next 25 years to fix its crumbling streets and sewers--or face much worse.