Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
Reporter | Food industry

Mike Hughlett covers the food industry for the Star Tribune,.including General Mills and Supervalu. Previously, he was a food reporter for the Chicago Tribune.


Pipeline opponents claim Enbridge skirted permit rules for storage yard

Enbridge in a statement said the "permits were issued in compliance with applicable regulations at the time."


Wind project in southern Minnesota gets pushback

Wind farms often generate local antipathy as they grow both in number and economic importance to the energy industry, but the Freeborn project has sparked a higher level of opposition.


PUC rules that co-ops must change way they calculate solar fees

Solar advocates had pushed for the change, saying fees were too high and discouraged residents from installing solar.


Judge OKs environmental assessment of proposed Enbridge pipeline

The environmental impact statement, done by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, was deemed "adequate" in a ruling released Wednesday.


Line 3 replacement pipeline would be one of state's largest construction projects in recent history

Pipeline work is the kind of long-term job that doesn't come around often – but the opposition is fierce.


Enbridge ordered to publicly disclose the probability of spills along proposed new pipeline

The modeling data was shared with people on all sides of the debate but not in the public document.


Rate increases, lower expenses lift profits at Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy’s third-quarter profit rose 7 percent as the company beat stock analysts’ expectations. The Minneapolis-based utility on Thursday posted earnings of $492 million, or…


Sky's the limit for clean-energy jobs in Minnesota, across U.S.

Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 percent to around 6,200 in Minnesota from 2015 to 2016, according to a recent study by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.


Minn. Chippewa plan own environmental survey of Enbridge's Line 3 proposal

A state report found the pipeline renovation would negatively affect American Indians, but the bands plan their own look.


Enbridge hits back against state report against pipeline project

Oil company calls its $2B line across N. Minn. crucial.