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Trestle burns, collapses along busy Minnesota rail line
41 indicted for multi-state drug trafficking ring
Celebrating recent developments
Slayton Country Club now part of GreatLIFE
Judge Bradley Walker re-elected chief judge of fifth judicial district
Section 3AA baseball: Crabtree throws zeros for Luverne
Scott Rall: Bees have more issues
Section 2AA track: Alwal claims state berth
Section 3A baseball: Charged battery helps Adrian nip E-SWC
Section 3A golf: MCC boys return to state
Column: Rand Paul's decline
Column: Being Bill Kristol
As others see it: Dayton right on pre-K
Letter: Help with lake clean-up effort is appreciated
Letter: WASO presented memorable concert
Robert Edward Olson
Milton E. Seeman
Marilyn Kaye Franz
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Looking Back: 1990 -- Bigelow church preparing to mark 75th anniversary
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
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Schulz 50th anniversary
Voss 90th birthday
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July 17, 2013
State approves pipeline change over protests
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline expansion as chants of "shame on you" rang out in the downtown St. Paul meeting room. "We are the people you represent," one of more than 100 protesters shouted as all...
July 17, 2013 - 11:45pm
August 23, 2012
Oil well fire burns two men
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- A cigarette lighter may have caused a fire at an oil well site Wednesday near here that seriously burned two men, a spokesman for the company that owned the well said. Two men were seriously burned in what the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office called an oil well...
August 23, 2012 - 9:28pm
April 20, 2012
Klobuchar takes tour of oil patch, says Minnesota also reaping benefits of boom
WILLISTON, N.D. -- North Dakota isn't the only state benefiting from the oil boom, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday. As the Minnesota Democrat toured the Williston area Friday, she noted several building projects being constructed by Minnesota companies. "People don't always...
April 20, 2012 - 9:53pm
August 29, 2010
Fighting the spill
WINDOM -- Before oil washed up on U.S. coastlines, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had alerted staff throughout the nation to be ready. Their help and expertise would be needed. Four staff members of the Windom Wetland Management District Office (WWM) have...
August 29, 2010 - 9:02pm
July 21, 2010
As others see it: Oil flow stoppage is just first step
After spewing oil for 87 days into the Gulf of Mexico, the runaway oil well was finally brought under control as BP engineers closed all the...
opinion / editorials
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 23, 2010
Brief: Deadline nears for oil portrait workshop
WINDOM -- The Business, Arts & Recreation Center Education Connection program will offer a three-day Portraits in Oil Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 15-17 in room 105, BARC, 1012 Fifth Ave., Windom. The workshop will introduce participants to the method of creating heirloom...
news / business
June 23, 2010 - 8:49pm
June 1, 2010
Column: Obama's empathy
WASHINGTON -- It took almost a full hour of President Obama's news conference for the professor president to come down from his lecture platform and show the human reaction to the Gulf leak accident that people had been looking for. Early on, he referred to it as a "tragedy,"...
politics / opinion
June 1, 2010 - 11:20am
January 13, 2009
Letter: Windfall tax suggested for oil companies
Looking back on the spike in gas prices does leave some questions. Experts on the oil industry would not misjudge the supply and demand that drastically wrong. Oil prices are a big influence on the economy, and we never in my lifetime had a bad economy in an election year. So I start...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Letter: To drill or not to drill?
In school we were taught there are no questions, except there are. One is, why should we drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or offshore if it takes so long to develop? Are we that shortsighted and addicted to instant gratification? President Clinton used this excuse when...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
June 20, 2008
Letter: China oil drilling 'urban legend'
I read the recent letter submitted by Leroy Vetsch on China drilling for oil off the coast of Florida. I did some research and the information that I uncovered did not match Leroy's information. So, in response to that letter, I would like to set the record straight. China is not...
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am
June 17, 2008
Letter: Walz missed mark on energy act vote
Why did Congressman Tim Walz vote against energy development off the continental shelf of the United States? H.R. 3089, the "No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007," failed to pass on a vote of 226 to 183. If China can drill for oil near the continental shelf of Florida, why can't our...
June 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
Letter: Plenty of fossil fuels still available
There are now more known oil reserves than ever, yet we are still being told we are running out of oil by "big oil," which wants to keep prices high, and the "greens," who want us to go back to the horse and buggy days. Unless America abandons her "fossil fuel is running out" mentality...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am