STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House, Senate look to the sun for power
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesotans could sell solar power to electric utilities under a bill the House passed 70-63 late Tuesday.
They pay someone who has solar on their house just what the ... Posted on 5/8/13 at 8:29 AM
University of Minnesota researchers will travel to the Iron Range to share their findings of a lengthy study into possible links between asbestos exposure in taconite mines and a rare cancer that has taken the lives of 82 miners in recent years.
The rush to mine frac sand in Wisconsin and Minnesota has slowed. The silica sand is still needed to pull natural gas from the earth through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is happening in other states. But demand for the sand isn't growing as fast as it was a couple of years ago. Despite the trend, several Minnesota companies are still eager to mine it.
Federal and state agencies are on the cusp of deciding the fate of a long-debated uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota that would produce about 1 million pounds of uranium oxide annually for the next two decades.
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