Rebecca Field, a board member with Audubon Minnesota, recorded the entire breeding season of the great blue heron for a new book.
Archives for May 2011
Two Harbors, like many towns across Minnesota, can’t keep up with increasing urban blight. It’s a tough cycle for local governments; foreclosures are up, the number of abandoned homes increase and fewer people are around to pay property taxes that support the enforcements of nuisance ordinances.
Duluth-based Minnesota Power has entered a contract with Manitoba Hydro to help decrease the power company’s reliance on coal-based energy sources. The move that increases use of renewable energy won’t help the company meet a state requirement to do just that.
There is a reoccurring theme that comes up in discussions about Bob Dylan. It’s an assumption that he doesn’t really like his home state. The Duluth News Tribune has released an interview with Dylan that challenges that assumption.
The Minnesota House and Senate passed a bill Sunday night to extend exemptions to Excelsior Energy for an Iron Range power plant project that’s been in development for over a decade.
The tour includes traditional American Indian music and Western classical music.
The median statewide sale prices of all closed sales during the month of April was down 12 percent, according to the Minnesota Association of Realtors.
Becker County is holding a public hearing tonight to help determine the direction of a new recreational plan that will inform land use decisions in northwestern Minnesota. The county like many communities in northern Minnesota is trying to figure out how to balance tourism and conservation with sustainable use of natural resources.
Glen and Dennis Brazier, two brothers from XXX were inducted today into the IDEA Hall of Fame, an organization to recognize entrepreneurs in northwest Minnesota. They learned their entrepreneurial skills growing up on a northwest Minnesota farm.
The Duluth School Board approved the elimination of 12 teaching positions as a way to address a $5.7 million budget shortfall. Another 26 tenured position are expected to be cut soon.