It's green, slimy and just might be the fuel for tomorrow's energy. At least that's what has some 800 people coming to Minneapolis to talk over in the 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit.
Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves
The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Warm weather could contribute to growth of blue-green algae on Minn. lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says to keep a lookout for blue-green algae on lakes because it comes with health risks. The toxic algae -- which has a pungent smell, and has a fluorescent green hue or could be pink or blue -- can cause rashes, nausea or vomiting both in humans, and could be potentially be fatal to pets.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture fueling bioenergy projects
The MDA is providing $2.4 million in grants to nine renewable energy projects. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson says the money should give companies a boost to take biofuels in the developmental stage to commercial production.
Judge recommends alternate CapX2020 route
An administrative law judge says the CapX2020 project should cross the Zumbro River at the Lake Zumbro hydroelectric dam in Wabasha County. The Rochester Post Bulletin reports the 93-page ruling, regarding the 90-mile section between Hampton, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will go the the Public Utilities Commission for a final vote. Developers hope to complete the 700-mile project by 2015.
U economist develops tool to help shoppers decide whether to buy alternative vehicle
Energy economist Doug Tiffany says deciding whether to buy an alternative-energy vehicle is getting complicated with so many options on the market. So he made a spreadsheet, available online, that can help you compare models and test various scenarios such as longer commutes or higher gas prices.
Oakdale teen planning an alternative "porn prom"
This after school officials at Tartan High School told Mike Stone porn actresses aren't welcome to attend the dance. The 18-year-old's search for a prom date became an Internet sensation after tweeting hundreds of porn stars. The Pioneer Press reports Stone is now organizing his own party at a hotel.
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