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.


Minnesota's solar energy subsidies look to be on their way out

The Made in Minnesota program was eliminated in legislation heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.


Enbridge pipeline could cause more damage than alternatives, but it's not largest spill risk

State looks at environmental impacts of Enbridge options.


N.D. oil output slips in March but still came in above forecasts

Production remained above 1 million barrels a day after falling short of benchmark over the winter.


Minn. regulators approve historic Xcel Energy rate increase of $244 million

Residents will pay 10.6 percent more over four years, while most industrial and commercial customers will pay 6.9 percent more.


Ten K Solar 'discontinuing' current operation

The manufacturer said it will discontinue current operations, but it has offered few details.


Minnesota sees an 80 percent jump in solar energy capacity this year

The state now has 447 megawatts online, according to the state.


Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up

Many of the 126 former players in the suit have Minnesota connections.


Utilities square off over serving Minnesota Vikings

Xcel's agreement to provide service to the NFL team's complex in Eagan sets 'a dangerous precedent,' MERC argues.


CenturyLink gains flexibility to raise rates in Minnesota

CenturyLink, the state's dominant provider of landline phone service, will be mostly deregulated after a decision Thursday by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.


Minnesota continues to be a top state for wind power

Xcel Energy leads utilities in the energy as well.