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WHS seniors honored at academic banquet
Weber appointed to Conference Committee
Dayton tests the waters as issue
Motorcyclist who died in Highway 23 crash identified
Stamp Out Hunger food drive set for Saturday
Track and field: Trojan Relays set to begin again
Les Knutson: Remembering the 1965 Trojan Relays
Track and field: Trojans' Caleb Kill second at True Team
Track and field: HL-O's Schmid wins twice in Sleepy Eye
Prep baseball: Fine mound outings dot baseball landscape
Column: Time for Dems to smoke Hillary out
Letter: Dr. Oz criticism brings history lesson to mind
Letter: House tax plan would bring relief to middle class
Column: Our toxic status quo
Column: Wife of the party
Cleota Ann Platt
Sandra Arlene Widdel
Arnold Jay Renken
Religion briefs: May 7
Column: The gift of an ordinary day
Looking Back: 1965 - Lake Okabena dredging to focus on south side of grade
Fun times with Florian: Chmielewski celebrates 70 years of making music on his accordion
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March 30, 2015
Letter: An answer to a question about global warming
By Phil Drietz, Delhi The author of the March 11 letter “Casting doubt on manmade global warming” asks the question: “What if those who claim that there is global warming caused by man are wrong?” Here’s an answer: I remember about five to six years ago when environmentalists...
opinion / letters
March 30, 2015 - 4:43pm
March 23, 2015
Column: Farmers are losing the battle of public perception
By BRUCE PETERSON, Minnesota Corn Growers Association NORTHFIELD — Earlier this month, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced legislation that would require 50-foot buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways, including ditches and waterways that flow only periodically during the year. A...
opinion / columns
March 23, 2015 - 3:49pm
March 16, 2015
High-speed rail plan advances
ST. PAUL — Environmental impact statements are planned for options of proposed high-speed passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday that the proposal will undergo a two-step environmental study. Eight potential...
March 16, 2015 - 8:44pm
February 20, 2015
Iowa DNR investigates fuel spill on frozen Des Moines River
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say about 100 gallons of fuel has pooled on top of a frozen section of the Des Moines River. DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins said E-85 fuel overflowed Friday as a tank at an Estherville service station was being filled....
February 20, 2015 - 9:45pm
February 13, 2015
Clean and green: Two WHS students take environmental advocacy message to St. Paul
WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School senior Adyiam Kimbrough and junior Kenneth Garcia spent Groundhog Day at the state capitol lobbying for a cleaner future for Minnesota. The pair are strong advocates for the environment and took their message to St. Paul to speak with legislators...
news / education
February 13, 2015 - 10:12pm
September 17, 2014
Column: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers
By KEN KOPOCIS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WASHINGTON — When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution. The law recognized that to have...
opinion / columns
September 17, 2014 - 3:32pm
September 7, 2014
Iowa landowners want details of proposed pipeline route
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile pipeline would likely go through 17 Iowa counties as it...
September 7, 2014 - 8:55pm
July 8, 2014
Editorial: The answer is blowin' in the wind
President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, announced in early June, allows states no shortage of flexibility in meeting new 2030 emission goals, according to a recent Star Tribune editorial. There are plenty in the state that are paying attention. Gov, Mark Dayton and his administration...
opinion / editorials
July 8, 2014 - 3:49pm
June 27, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Minnesota lake
DETROIT LAKES — Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near here, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday. The DNR’s discovery is the first time the invasive species has been found in the Detroit Lakes area, said Barry Stratton, southern manager...
June 27, 2014 - 9:47pm
June 26, 2014
Lake's algae blamed for dog death
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking the public to be on the alert for potentially toxic algae blooms in lakes and streams. The MPCA issued the alert Thursday following the death of a dog last weekend in Sherburne County. Brock Tatge, the dog’s owner, told the...
June 26, 2014 - 9:42pm
June 13, 2014
Iowa high court reinstates pollution lawsuit
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a major environmental case, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that residents can bring a nuisance lawsuit against a Muscatine manufacturer accused of routinely blanketing their properties with soot and chemicals. The court reinstated the class-action...
June 13, 2014 - 9:47pm