Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
Reporter | Food industry

Hughlett has primarily covered economics, business and workplace issues for 32 years at five newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Star Tribune, where he has been since 2010. He grew up in Brooklyn Center.


Enbridge outlines $1.4 billion worst-case scenario spill on proposed pipeline

The analysis was required by state regulators for the $2.6 billion project to proceed.


Xcel proposal would support 70 new public charging stations for electric vehicles

$25 million effort would support charging stations for public and agency use.


Incentive approved for residential customers who choose solar gardens for energy

State regulators allowed the incentive because of a change in formula for an existing solar credit.


Amazon now hiring for new sorting facility in Brooklyn Park

The center, the company's fourth delivery-related operation in the Twin Cities, will employ 450 part-time workers later this fall.


Charges dismissed against climate change protesters who were on Enbridge property

Clearwater County judge ruled prosecutors did not have enough evidence.


Trump orders start of process to allow E-15 fuel sales year-round

Rule change welcomed by farmers would allow E-15 fuel blend to be sold year-round.


OSHA: Explosion, fire at Superior refinery could have been prevented

OSHA fines plant for 13 safety violations after April explosion and fires that led to a citywide evacuation.


Thomas Furst, who found peace in return trip to Vietnam battlefield, dies at 70

The 2012 trip "softened" Furst's anger about being exposed to Agent Orange, his wife said.


Frontier Communications service complaints aired at Lakeville hearing

The public hearings are part of a state investigation into service at the phone and internet service company.


Minn. Commerce Department asks utility regulators to vacate Enbridge's approval for Line 3

The state agency joined a handful of other groups in filing challenges to the June Line 3 decision.