Reporter | Energy

Mike Hughlett covers energy and other topics for the Star Tribune, where he has worked since 2010. Before that he was a reporter at newspapers in Chicago, St. Paul, New Orleans and Duluth.

Hughlett has primarily covered economics, business and workplace issues for 32 years at five newspapers. He grew up in Brooklyn Center.


Duluth residents should be spared natural gas bill spike

The city-owned utility was shielded from recent high market prices, officials said.


Minnesotans' heating bills could be $400 higher due to Southern storm

The amount will spread over months by the state's utilities.


Heating bill price shock could be felt in Minnesota as well

South's historic cold wave caused natural gas demand to skyrocket nationwide.


Power failures from giant Texas storm reach into Minnesota

Some customers along Minnesota's western border were hit by outages earlier this week.


Mike Priem, electrician and union organizer, dies at 73

Mike Priem took up the electrician's trade as a young man and then devoted a good part of his life to expanding the ranks of…


Majority of those working on Enbridge pipeline from outside Minnesota

The goal was to hire 50% in-state workers.


3M raises spending on water quality, other environmental goals, sees $1B pricetag over 20 years

The Maplewood-based company says half the spending will be on people, half on capital projects.


North Dakota worried federal rulings, policies could affect oil output

The state's oil production was down 3% in December, while gas output was up.


Minnesota construction delay contributes to $1.1B price increase for Enbridge pipeline

Onset of winter and extension of the permitting process contributed to $1.1B increase.


Second court says Enbridge can continue construction of $2.6B pipeline in Minnesota

Enbridge wins new round in legal clash over project.