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Winterfest 2015 adds new events
Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Sanford to offer cholesterol screenings during Winterfest
Wrestling: CL/G-LR crowns two champs; Worthington dominates in Hartley, Iowa
Boys basketball: Pfeffer, Huska help Windom Area win in OT
Girls basketball: Thier, Adrian shine
High school hockey: Sengvongxay leads Luverne boys
True Team gymnastics: JCC, Worthington get good taste of state
Column: Spirit Week celebrated at Worthington Christian School
Column: Turning a deaf ear to the world
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
Column: When the pope talks ...
Letter: Winners named in Elks essay contest
Dewis Emalyn Ahlberg
Doris M. McClain
Dennis A. Roning
Nathan O. Skattum
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Out and About
Goedken 90th birthday
Clark 85th birthday
Van Ede 50th anniversary
Graff 70th anniversary
Data: Jan. 25, 2015
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Regular School Board Meeting Minutes for December
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
January 15, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:07pm
January 14, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
ST. PAUL — Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield activity has slowed since prices tumbled, but Dave Christianson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation told state senators Wednesday...
January 14, 2015 - 8:46pm
October 13, 2014
Minnesota leaders seek federal rail help
DULUTH — Minnesota’s leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Monday to the head of the Surface Transportation Board, saying that rail delays are hurting many parts of the economy. “As we...
October 13, 2014 - 8:38pm
September 30, 2014
Search is on for rail congestion cure
ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone. Bill Gordon, who farms...
September 30, 2014 - 9:57pm
September 23, 2014
Dayton wants North Dakota to make oil safer
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan’s suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem...
September 23, 2014 - 8:51pm
September 21, 2014
Not giving up
DICKINSON, N.D. — One of North America’s most controversial pipeline projects has been in limbo for more than a decade, and a decision from the U.S. president isn’t coming, North Dakota congressmen said Friday. Despite the delay, neither side of the Keystone XL pipeline debate...
September 21, 2014 - 8:19pm
September 11, 2014
Lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
WASHINGTON — U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest are particularly...
September 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
July 1, 2014
Nobles County approves $750,000 advancement for railroad repairs
WORTHINGTON — On a 4-1 vote Tuesday afternoon, Nobles County commissioners authorized funding not to exceed $750,000 toward a $1.5 million damage estimate on the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority (BRRRA) short-line railroad in Nobles and Rock counties. It is anticipated...
July 1, 2014 - 9:01pm
March 5, 2014
Lawmaker seeks railroad oil safety
ST. PAUL -- Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly volatile oil moves from the Bakken oilfields through Minnesota. “We are at the geographic...
March 5, 2014 - 9:22pm
March 3, 2014
BNSF boosts shuttles
Grain elevators continue to struggle with slow rail service, but large shuttle train shipments sped up last week, according to a weekly Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Inc. report. John Miller, vice president for BNSF Railway’s agricultural group, in a weekly podcast Feb....
March 3, 2014 - 10:32pm