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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 08, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 4, 2021. Editorial: Require vaccination for state’s K-12 teachers Thwarting an evolving virus requires evolving strategies. Shots for educators is one of them. It is ludicrous that upcoming...

As coal fades, Northwest Colorado's economy looks to tourism

Sep. 04, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — The 10 rafts are secured to the banks of the Green River. The tents are up. The sun is setting over the sandstone canyon walls. As 30 rafters dig into steaming bowls of chili, it’s time to start planning for the future. How can...

Crane collapse causes power outage as temps reach mid-90s

Jul. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — A crane fell over at a construction site in the Minneapolis suburb of Lexington on Friday, causing a power outage for nearly 900 customers in the area as temperatures climbed into the mid-90s. There were no injuries reported. A dispatch supervisor...

New Minnesota law aims to close ‘pre-weatherization’ gap

Jul. 17, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Efficiency upgrades can be a financial boost for low-income homeowners, but asbestos, mold and other issues sometimes found in older homes can keep those improvements financially out of reach, even with incentives. A new Minnesota law aims to...

Human remains found in river in central Minneapolis

Jul. 05, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say they’ve recovered human remains from the Mississippi River in central Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department says water patrol deputies were called to the river near the Xcel Energy Water Power Park on Sunday...

Xcel Energy drops plan for new gas power plant in Becker

Jun. 25, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy has scrubbed plans for an $800 million natural gas plant in Becker in the face of criticism from environmental and clean energy groups. Instead, the Minneapolis-based company said Friday it now plans to build two smaller natural gas plants...