With the country turning away from fossil fuels in favor of "green" alternatives like wind and solar, we're facing a new issue: All of that energy is typically produced in remote areas, and transporting it to where people live means installing miles of transmission lines across the landscape. "You can’t get around this transportation problem, but people don’t want to acknowledge that," one energy expert tells the New York Times. Many Minnesotans along the CapX 2020 route are painfully aware of the problem.
Police: Teen with machete damages shelves at Eden Prairie grocery store
Police arrested the 18-year-old at Jerry's Foods.
Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19
The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.
Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax
A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.
Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man
The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.
2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000
The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.
No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour
The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.
Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts
The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.
Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake
The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.
Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash
It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area
Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis
The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.
Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45
Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.
Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis
It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.
Energy: shift to natural gas may continue no matter who wins election
One presidential candidate has staked out oil and coal as the foundation of his energy policy. Another backs biofuels, wind and other alternatives. But one U of M expert says the market's march toward natural gas may well continue no matter who wins the race for the White House.
Report: New fridges would save energy and help renters
Incentives for landlords to replace aging refrigerators could save huge amounts of energy and save renters millions on their electric bills, according to a new report from a public policy group. The problem, says Minnesota 2020, is landlords buy the appliances while renters pay the bills, so there's little incentive to upgrade old appliances.
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