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Solar Jobs Jumped 44 Percent In 2016

Most of those workers are based in the Twin Cities, which is a departure from 2015 when the majority of solar employees worked in Greater Minnesota.

March 28, 2017

Ecolab Expands Operations In Auto Industry With Abednego Buy

Abednego ran a $40-million-a-year business within the auto industry serving companies like Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Chrysler and more.

January 12, 2017


Rochester Startup Envirolastech To Open First Production Facility

The company uses a unique thermoplastic (made from recycled garbage) to manufacture building materials.

November 21, 2016


SoCore Scoops Up $80M In MN Solar Garden Projects From Bankrupt Co.

The 22 solar garden installations, once completed next year, will bring an additional 140 megawatts of power to the state.

September 27, 2016

Going green: The state Capitol will use more renewable energy

The Minnesota State Capitol is going greener. Under a new partnership with Xcel Energy, one-third of the newly renovated state Capitol’s energy will eventually come from renewable sources...

September 21, 2016

Clashes between security guards, protesters over North Dakota pipeline

A protest in North Dakota over plans to construct an oil pipeline near tribal lands turned violent this weekend, as security guards clashed with demonstrators. The Morton County Sheriff’s...

September 06, 2016

Energy company decides it doesn't need a new MN pipeline, after all

After years of planning, delays, and demonstrations, the Sandpiper oil pipeline has flown away. Enbridge Energy announced Thursday that it is withdrawing its application to build a $2.6 billion...

September 01, 2016

A pipeline protest in N.D. is the biggest gathering of tribes in years

A pipeline protest in North Dakota has been growing by the busload and organizers now call it the largest gathering of Native Americans in modern times. It’s estimated that members of 60...

August 22, 2016

United Taconite starts work on new plant, marking 'milestone' in Iron Range's recovery

Gov Dayton broke ground on United Taconite's Mustang project, which will employ hundreds on the Iron Range #87in86 — Governor Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton...

August 12, 2016

A new business deal puts the plan for a northern MN oil pipeline in limbo

A business deal announced Wednesday throws a blanket of uncertainty on Enbridge Energy’s plan to build an oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. Enbridge has long proposed building a line...

August 03, 2016

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