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Sep 23, 2015

EPA policy flicks switch on power plant fight

Pat Garofalo holds a press conference and a hearing to warn Minnesotans of potential economic fallout from the new federal “clean power plan."

Aug 26, 2015

Possible Senate rematch in Red Wing

Matt Schmit bested incumbent John Howe in the 2012 election that was one of the least expected victories in that year's DFL sweep.

Aug 6, 2015

Dayton drew big inaugural checks after election

Some checks flowed in as late as April, although a Dayton political adviser said it was a matter of money being collected months after it was pledged.

Feb 21, 2014

PUC eyes rules for community solar gardens

On Thursday, the Public Utilities Commission cast preliminary votes on a suite of regulations aimed at fostering the infant industry in the state.

Nov 6, 2013

Minn. biz groups spent big on lobbying in 2012

During 2012, roughly 1,400 lobbyists were paid to represent 1,354 organizations in St. Paul, according to a report on lobbyist spending released by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Wednesday. Those groups spent $11,478,298 on lobbying activities, a number that doesn't include lobbyist fees or salaries.

May 8, 2013

House passes new solar standard for utilities

The centerpiece of the bill is a new standard for investor-owned utilities like Xcel Energy to generate 4 percent of their electricity from solar sources by 2025.

May 3, 2013

Solar outlook cloudy: House, Senate differ on energy standards

After 10 days of limbo and behind-the-scenes talks at the state Capitol, legislation to boost the state’s solar power industry has passed out of House and Senate committees.

Jan 22, 2010

Nukes in 2010: Tussle with feds joins the agenda

The 2010 legislative session has a strong potential to go nuclear. And this time it's more than the perennial issues of waste storage at Prairie Island and the new-construction ban.

Jan 15, 2010

Feds need to take out the nuclear trash before they get more state money: Rep. Atkins

Rep. Joe Atkins wants the state to stop making payments to the federal government that are meant to pay for a nuclear waste disposal site originally planned for Nevada.

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