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Leading the way: Minnesota FFA president, vice president share experiences of office
U.S. labor, housing markets data underscore economy's stamina
Friday snow storm expected to wallop southern Minn., less expected in the north
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
College basketball: Bluejays routed by St. Cloud Tech
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Red-hot Gophers win 6th straight, upset No. 24 Maryland
College basketball: Lady Jays roll
Letter: Agency on aging here to help seniors
Column: Stop the Trump hysteria
Bill to jumpstart Minnesota shrimp industry passes first committee stop
Elderly waiver program reform proposal makes progress
Column: A failure to communicate
Richard Robert Mork
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Mavis A. Ratzlaff
John and Beverly Troth
2012: Kusz appointed Nobles County Attorney
Column: Worthington’s first Shorty — A colorful life and a sad end
At 102, Eleanore Ebeling enjoys a sharp mind -- and daily exercise, too
You gotta have heart: Heart attack recovery sets new priorities for Murphy
Disheveled Theologian: Some thoughts on love in this Valentines week
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Meester 60th Anniversary
Birth: Feb. 18, 2017
Coyer 100th birthday
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2016-2017 Community and Visitor Guide
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February 18, 2017
Latin America's cities sweat over health risks from urban heat
TEPIC, Mexico—Rio de Janeiro is sweltering in blazing temperatures as it gears up for its spectacular carnival later this month, but in...
February 18, 2017 - 9:06pm
February 14, 2017
Trump administration sued over protection for vanishing bumble bee
An environmental group sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday for delaying a rule that would designate the rusty patched...
February 14, 2017 - 5:53pm
February 10, 2017
Tribal summit in Duluth will target pipelines
DULUTH — About 70 representatives of Native American tribes in Canada, the Great Lakes region and North Dakota plan to gather in Duluth...
February 10, 2017 - 6:33pm
January 30, 2017
Second lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
DULUTH — Minnesota-based WaterLegacy on Monday, Jan. 30, filed suit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Forest Service seeking to overturn the agency’s approval of a 6,650-acre land swap for the PolyMet copper mine site.
January 30, 2017 - 9:10pm
January 12, 2017
Oil spill reporting bill gets mixed reviews
BISMARCK — A bill that would raise the threshold for reporting oil spills got mixed reviews Thursday, Jan. 12, with proponents saying it would improve government efficiency while opponents advocated for more transparency. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard about...
January 12, 2017 - 9:04pm
January 11, 2017
Landowners oppose bill that reduces oil spill reporting
BISMARCK, N.D. – Groups that represent North Dakota landowners plan to oppose a bill that would reduce the number of spills the oil industry reports. House Bill 1151 would raise the threshold on spill reporting, exempting companies from having to report spills up to 10 barrels,...
January 11, 2017 - 9:02pm
January 10, 2017
Bumblebee placed on federal endangered species list
DULUTH, Minn. -- The rusty patched bumblebee, a native of Minnesota and Wisconsin that was once common across the Midwest but which has declined rapidly in recent years, was officially declared endangered Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s the first species of native...
January 10, 2017 - 9:21pm
December 13, 2016
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield, ND, estimated at 176,000 gallons
BELFIELD, N.D. – Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. estimates that 130,200 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of the Little Missouri River last week and another 46,200 gallons leaked into a hillside, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday, Dec. 12. The spill discovered by...
December 13, 2016 - 8:58am
December 8, 2016
Cleanup continues after oil pipeline spill in ND waterway
BELFIELD, N.D. — About 50 contractors and other staff were on site Thursday, Dec. 8, continuing to clean up after a pipeline spill leaked an unknown amount of oil this week into a tributary of the Little Missouri River, a company representative said. Wendy Owen, spokeswoman for...
December 8, 2016 - 7:56pm
December 6, 2016
ND oil pipeline shut down after ‘significant’ spill in creek
BELFIELD, N.D. – A pipeline leak caused a significant oil spill in a tributary of the Little Missouri River this week, but the volume of oil released was still unknown Tuesday, Dec. 6, as a winter storm affected response efforts. The incident was discovered by a landowner, raising...
December 6, 2016 - 8:51pm
November 1, 2016
Virgin forest with trees up to 200 years old purchased from Will Steger
FINLAND, Minn. -- Global explorer Will Steger was hiking the North Shore ridge in 1996, at a vista along the Superior Hiking Trail, when he noticed something in the distance, off to the northwest. “It almost looked like foothills; high country with big trees. I had never seen anything...
November 1, 2016 - 8:12pm
August 24, 2016
Judge won’t rule on ND pipeline lawsuit for weeks
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge here won’t issuing his ruling for more than two weeks after a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 24, in a lawsuit seeking to halt construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline to haul North Dakota oil. Judge James E. Boasberg has taken the matter under advisement and...
August 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
PolyMet opponents want law judge hearings
DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth residents critical of the proposed PolyMet copper mine are asking the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to call in an administrative law judge to oversee independent hearings on the company’s application for a mining permit. Critics of the copper...
August 24, 2016 - 6:48am
Letter: More living cover on the land will clean our water
By Ryan Batalden, Lamberton and Loretta Jaus, Gibbon We appreciate Governor Dayton’s courage and persistence in calling out runoff from farm fields as a leading contributor to our state’s polluted waters. It is right for him to call on farmers to come up with solutions that will...
February 24, 2016 - 8:44am
February 8, 2016
Column: It's time to commit to clean water by 2050
By PAUL AUSTIN, GENE MERRIAM, DARBY NELSON and DAVE LEGVOLD Will this be the year Minnesota takes a huge step forward on water quality issues, or will it be a missed opportunity? Governor Dayton announced recently that he plans to call a water quality summit in late February to address...
February 8, 2016 - 5:27pm