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January 31, 2017
Joseph Scipioni, right, PolyMet Mining chief operating officer, explains how the company will use rod mills, one of which is at right, to crush metal-bearing rock from 1/2-sized pieces to small pieces of gravel as part of the process of extracting copper, nickel and other metals from the mine. The mills are part of the old LTV processing plant now owned by PolyMet.
Second lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
January 31, 2017 - 7:37am
January 30, 2017
Demonstrators gather protesting climate change outside the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in New York Jan. 9, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
U.S. will change course on climate policy, says former EPA transition head
January 30, 2017 - 12:56pm
Kandiyohi County offers grants for AIS projects
January 30, 2017 - 8:45am
January 28, 2017
Jared Anez
Willmar business wins Pork Board's environmental stewardship award
January 28, 2017 - 10:08am
January 20, 2017
US Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry leaves after the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool
Trump could take quick action on energy, environment and climate
January 20, 2017 - 10:18pm
January 11, 2017
The rusty patched bumble bee has been declining in recent years due to habitat loss, climate chnage and neonicotinoid pesticides. The species on Tuesday became the fist bumble bee in the continental U.S. to get Endangered Species Act protection. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute
Bumblebee placed on federal endangered species list
January 11, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 10, 2017
Bushmills Ethanol plans expansion pending MPCA review
January 10, 2017 - 10:53pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County wants state funding before taking on buffer law enforcement
January 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 27, 2016
Zebra mussels are shown in a Tribune file photo.
Public awareness, beefed-up inspection will be key in county's battle against aquatic invasive species
December 27, 2016 - 6:39am
December 15, 2016
Apple's new MacBooks are displayed following an Apple event in San Francisco March 9, 2015.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo
California adopts first U.S. energy-saving rules for computers
December 15, 2016 - 7:59am
November 30, 2016
Poll finds NE Minnesota support for copper mining
November 30, 2016 - 8:27am
November 21, 2016
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot in Swift County
November 21, 2016 - 5:47am
October 24, 2016
The Kandiyohi County Landfill fee structure will change, starting Jan. 1. Among the changes the minimum fee for those who self-haul their garbage is going up. And for safety, self-haulers such as those shown in the background of this June 2015 photo will no longer be allowed into the landfill itself. Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
October 24, 2016 - 7:44pm
September 26, 2016
TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE Scott Sparlin
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
September 26, 2016 - 8:54pm
September 19, 2016
In this undated photo, the John Amos coal-fired power plant is visible behind a home in Poca, West Virginia. With coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state's coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures. REUTERS
Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden
September 19, 2016 - 2:08pm