STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Lawmakers Look to Dump City Plastic Bag Bans
The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature appears ready to stop plastic bag bans.
A House committee last week voted 10-7 to stop ordinances such as Minneapolis has enacted and some Duluth resid... Posted on 3/8/17 at 8:55 AM
RENEW ND Driverless Cars a Boon or Bane for Cities?
Automobiles really are becoming more automatic. Technology for driverless autosis accelerating at Moores Law rates as are advances in battery technology for more cost effective electric powered cars a... Posted on 2/26/17 at 2:04 AM
DOING IT DOWNTOWN Vegan Living in Downtown Fargo
Vegan Living in Downtown Fargo
The Green House Caf Provides Plentiful Options for Vegans
BY ASHLEY REZACHEK
Downtown Fargo is developing into a place where vegans can go to shop, eat and enjoy a varie... Posted on 2/15/17 at 8:00 AM
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Pheasant Fest Returns to Minneapolis
Its a celebration of pollinators, pups, pheasants and wild game.
Conservation groups Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will roll out their latest convocation of upland game hunters called the Nati... Posted on 2/12/17 at 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday released an updated report on how climate change requires urgent action to counter impacts that touch every corner of the country, from oyster growers in Washington State to maple syrup producers in Vermont.
People of color tend to live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of nitrogen dioxide from vehicles, power plants and other sources than white people, according to new research by the University of Minnesota.
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
DICKINSON, N.D. – Amid concerns from lawmakers and the public about oil transportation safety, North Dakota’s oil industry group has hired a firm to do an independent study of Bakken crude characteristics.
BISMARCK – As the joke goes, North Dakota has two seasons: winter and road construction. And with the state Department of Transportation preparing for more than $1 billion in projects this year, it’s open season for out-of-state contractors looking for work.
Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
February 22, 2014
FARGO – Conservation advocates gathered Saturday to explore strategies to engage sportsmen in a broad coalition to protect North Dakota’s hunting heritage in the face of rapid energy development and the loss of conservation lands.
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