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.

Xcel Energy gets PUC nod for gas contract at new Vikings HQ

Minnesota Energy Resources had claimed new sports facility is in its "natural" service area.

State says Enbridge pipeline across northern Minn. not needed

Enbridge disagrees with Minnesota report saying Line 3 is no longer needed.

Enbridge has improved its Minnesota safety record in recent years

Since 2002, Enbridge's pipelines in Minnesota have sprung 60 leaks, although spills in recent years have involved considerably less oil, a review shows.

CenterPoint Energy granted 5.4 percent interim rate increase

The utility had asked state regulators for $51.2 million, or 5.8 percent.

Minnesota jobs related to clean energy have grown more than 5 percent

The growth rate was higher than the state's overall jobs numbers.

Tove Dierssen, who fostered Danish culture in Twin Cities, dies at 81

She came to the United States from Copenhagen in 1959, but she never left Denmark behind.

Xcel wants to close two coal-fired plants in Colorado

The Minneapolis-based utility would invest $2.5 billion there to add renewable and natural gas energy sources.

Enbridge Line 3 options all would hurt American Indians, report says

The final environmental impact statement for Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project says it is not possible to determine whether the Canadian company's proposed…

North Dakota oil production remains above 1 million barrels per day

With Dakota Access fully online, more oil is traveling by pipeline.

Wisconsin dairy farm wins $4.5 million judgment against Xcel over stray voltage

The Trempealeau County farmers said their cows were producing less milk because of issues caused by the stray voltage.