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Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Menjivar-Melendez set for contested omnibus hearing
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
out and about
Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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February 28, 2016
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt Dayton speech at water summit
ST. PAUL — Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday as he spoke to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to...
February 28, 2016 - 9:45pm
February 25, 2016
Oil trucking company operator convicted in North Dakota murder-for-hire case
SEATTLE — An operator of an oil trucking firm was convicted Thursday of orchestrating the killings of two business rivals competing for work in North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Patch, prosecutors said. A jury in federal court in Richland, in southeastern Washington state, convicted James...
February 25, 2016 - 9:19pm
December 2, 2015
Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade
MOSCOW — Russia’s defense ministry said Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from...
December 2, 2015 - 4:07pm
November 8, 2015
Boom and bust: Some Minnesotans still benefit from North Dakota oil, others wait for prices to rise
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans do not only look across the border into North Dakota and drool at the money being made to the west. Even during the current oil price slump, Minnesota businesses continue to take advantage of what remains a strong oil economy in western North Dakota’s...
November 8, 2015 - 8:37pm
November 6, 2015
Obama says no to Keystone
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who campaigned against the project for more than seven years. “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our...
November 6, 2015 - 10:04pm
October 22, 2015
Inspection of Twin Cities railway transporting oil is top priority, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday the state is making the inspection of a railway carrying increased amounts of crude oil through downtown Minneapolis a top priority. Dayton said his staff was notified that anywhere from 11 to 23 trains carrying crude oil were being redirected...
October 22, 2015 - 8:29pm
October 21, 2015
Gov. Dayton decries shift of oil shipments through Twin Cities
ST. PAUL — A letter issued by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the ½ mile evacuation zone of crude...
October 21, 2015 - 10:06pm
October 1, 2015
Commission puts Sandpiper project on hold after court decision: Appeal could push oil pipeline construction back
ST. PAUL — Minnesota regulators took the “wait and see approach” Thursday, putting a controversial oil pipeline on hold with potential courtroom battles looming. The state Public Utilities Commission voted to suspend its approval of a key permit needed for the Sandpiper pipeline...
October 1, 2015 - 9:44pm
September 7, 2015
TransCanada pipeline fire reported near state border
KITTSON COUNTY — Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border around 9 p.m. Saturday night. It happened just a few miles south of the border at the St. Vincent Compressor Station. When crews arrived...
September 7, 2015 - 9:36pm
September 2, 2015
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 8:46pm
July 22, 2015
‘Oil above the ground’: Algonquin Power Company, Geronimo Energy break ground on wind farm
WINDOM — With a slight breeze creating a rustling of the leaves in a nearby soybean field, leaders from Algonquin Power Co. and Geronimo Energy,...
July 22, 2015 - 9:56pm
July 7, 2015
Emergency managers want more railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. “Planning done in a silo is not effective,” Director Judson Freed of Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said Tuesday as rail safety advocates...
July 7, 2015 - 9:15pm
May 12, 2015
Heitkamp co-sponsors bill to lift ban on U.S. crude oil exports
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D.-N.D., and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska plan to introduce a bipartisan bill today to lift...
May 12, 2015 - 8:33pm
April 13, 2015
Administrative judge backs Sandpiper pipeline
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota official who took five days of testimony and received 2,000 letters about the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline recommends its construction. Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman on Monday also recommended that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission place...
April 13, 2015 - 10:41pm
March 26, 2015
No House oil safety vote
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans blocked an effort to debate an oil train safety bill Thursday, citing that the legislation was introduced just last week and more work is needed to prepare a response to oil train explosion fears. Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, asked fellow...
March 26, 2015 - 9:16pm