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Kidnapping case wraps
Crime & Accident Report
USFWS protects two prairie butterfly species under Endangered Species Act
Capitol Chatter: As Minnesota election nears, that word must be mentioned
Hawley wins third straight section title
Budde big in fourth quarter to down Lakers in section final
Booster Club driving for new members
Hedstrom prepared for stiffest test of the season
Mahnomen wins fifth straight section football title
Detroit Lakes man begins his journey around the world
Cross country: The sort of repeat season
‘Mad Men’ star makes college debt focus of Franken rally
At home with the Lost Italian: Familiar dish gets mouth-watering makeover
Social Security: Earnings limit is based on age when you retire, not month on calendar
Friends & Neighbors
The Madison, DL, gets new housing manager
Gas prices continue to ‘tank’, but not for long
Jordet promoted at Midwest Bank in DL
A-1 Paw Spa offers grooming and luxury
‘Fury’: Brad Pitt and company go to war
Husband, wife to present special Celtic program
The Big Dog Chili Contest to benefit the Refuge
‘Irish Mystery & Music’ coming to DL Library
Pony Express: Neat is without imagination
No greenhorns on county ballot
Letter: Judge Kohler is fair, timely, prepared, professional
Letter: Vote for common sense: Steve Green and the GOP
Letter: Vote a do-over and elect David Sobieski
Sorting out bird species an ongoing process
Fishing Lines: Bundle up for comfortable fall fishing
North Words: That time again to match wits with the deer
Buy deer licenses early
Fishing Lines: Changing lure, jig colors can bring more fish
Women in Business
Revitalize your look with some of these wardrobe tips
Juggling a career and new motherhood
Hanson says she’s more than happy she stayed in Vergas
Sandy Lia has been with Ecumen-Detroit Lakes for 36 years
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
May 27, 2014
Gas pipeline explodes, leaves hundreds without service
WARREN, Minn. — Fred and Julie Nicholls woke up early Monday morning to a loud booming sound and the feeling of their house shaking. “We’d just woken up when all of a sudden it just hit,” said Fred Nicholls, 73. “I’d never heard nothin’ like it in my life. It was...
May 27, 2014 - 10:00am
March 14, 2014
Eight dead after New York City blast, building collapse
Search and rescue workers on Friday combed still-smoldering rubble for survivors of a New York City gas explosion that caused two apartment buildings to collapse this week, killing eight people and injuring dozens. Authorities toiled overnight, parsing a smoking pile of bricks...
March 14, 2014 - 9:25am
March 12, 2014
Mechanical failure to blame for ethanol plant fire
FERGUS FALLS — Investigators determined that a mechanical failure caused a fire and explosion Monday afternoon at an ethanol plant in Fergus Falls. A hydraulic pump that controls the damper in the dryer building of the Green Plains Renewable Energy plant failed Monday afternoon,...
March 12, 2014 - 8:53pm
March 11, 2014
Propane gas, open flame torch likely cause of Sanford clinic explosion in Moorhead
MOORHEAD – Fire officials here have determined the cause of an explosion that delayed the opening of the new Sanford Clinic in south Moorhead. The explosion on Feb. 24 was likely caused by the accidental ignition of propane in an elevator shaft, set off by an open flame torch...
news / accidents
March 11, 2014 - 2:27pm
March 10, 2014
No one hurt in Fergus Falls ethanol plant fire, explosion
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Fire crews responded late Monday afternoon to a fire at an ethanol plant in Fergus Falls. The Fergus Falls Fire Department received an initial report of a fire in the dryer building of the Green Plains Renewable Energy plant shortly before 4:30 p.m., said...
March 10, 2014 - 9:12pm
January 28, 2014
Pipeline explosion spotlights need for preparations in case of widespread heating outages
FARGO – A Canadian pipeline explosion that created a shortage of natural gas and prompted calls to curb usage over the weekend in the Fargo-Moorhead...
January 28, 2014 - 10:24am
June 3, 2012
Ottertail teen injured in black powder explosion
Residents of Ottertail were giving moral support on Friday to the family of a 17-year-old boy who was severely injured May 30 when some black powder he was playing with exploded. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department would not release the teen's name. The incident took place...
June 3, 2012 - 2:24pm
February 27, 2009
Rutland, N.D. on road to recovery
Hal Nelson's family rushed to the Hennepin Burn Center in Minneapolis, hoping doctors were wrong when they warned that he might not make it through...
February 27, 2009 - 1:08pm
September 2, 2008
13 people hospitalized in south Fargo home explosion
FARGO - An explosion at a south Fargo twin home early this morning sent the 13 people inside to area hospitals. Two were taken to Twin Cities hospitals for burns. The home, near the corner of 23rd Avenue and 15th Street South, was leveled in the 12:30 a.m. explosion. Authorities...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am