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Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
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Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
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‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
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Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Wind power destabilizing power grid
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Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
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December 17, 2015
Sandpiper must do env. review
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request for review by Enbridge Energy and state regulators of a lower court’s ruling in September that the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline requires further environmental study. In a document signed by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea,...
December 17, 2015 - 5:50am
Safest option for Bakken oil: Pipelines
These arguments seem to arise more than ever. A conglomeration of farmers wants to start a dairy operation in a rural county, but is met with strong opposition by neighbors concerned about noise and odor. But if not in a rural area, where? An energy company considers a wind farm on...
December 17, 2015 - 5:20am
December 13, 2015
Oil pipelines still in limbo after three years
Small-town coffee shops. State commission hearings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals. Two Enbridge pipeline projects that would traverse northern Minnesota have been discussed in just about every venue in the state -- and there’s still so much more to do before the Sandpiper and Line...
December 13, 2015 - 5:15am
December 5, 2015
Who wields the U.S. oil industry power?
This past week, and the one upcoming, negotiators from over 190 countries will have gathered in Paris for the 21st conference on climate change led by the United Nations. The conference will particularly put the spotlight on the U.S., India, and China, which are the three largest...
December 5, 2015 - 5:50am
November 14, 2015
Keystone all about business
The decision by TransCanada Corp. to request suspension of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is more about energy economics and Canadian/U.S. politics than it is about environmental activism. The environmentalists who are cheering the apparent demise of the project as a victory for...
November 14, 2015 - 5:15am
November 4, 2015
Keystone XL pipeline in doubt after pause
The Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. government to suspend review of the $8 billion project that sparked a political war between environmentalists and the oil industry. If granted by the U.S. State Department, the delay would likely take...
November 4, 2015 - 11:11am
October 22, 2015
Gov. Dayton criticizes shift of oil shipments through Twin Cities
ST. PAUL – A letter issued by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on 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...
October 22, 2015 - 8:50am
October 11, 2015
Mixed feelings about the ND oil boom
As long as this country continues to be dependent on fossil fuel to power its economy, the long-term effects of its consumption are going to...
October 11, 2015 - 6:00am
October 8, 2015
Truck spills 2,000 gallons of used motor oil in northwest Minnesota
KARLSTAD, Minn. — Crews continue to clean up an estimated 2,000 gallons of used motor oil that spilled when a tanker truck rolled Tuesday night near a railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 59 near Karlstad. The 6,500-gallon tanker, owned by Knife River Materials of Bemidji, Minn.,...
October 8, 2015 - 9:42am
September 18, 2015
Gov. Dayton backs Sandpiper pipeline, but won't interfere in process
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton said he supports a pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota, but Thursday added it is not his role to get involved in the details. His comments came after House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, tried to link the Democratic governor...
September 18, 2015 - 8:49am
September 16, 2015
Not so fast: Court orders Sandpiper review
A judicial panel overturned a state commission decision that a crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is needed, at least until the project’s environmental impact can be studied. It was not immediately clear what impact Monday’s Minnesota Appeals Court decision could have on construction...
September 16, 2015 - 10:12am
September 14, 2015
Minn. court orders environmental study before Sandpiper pipeline can proceed
ST. PAUL -- A judicial panel overturned a state commission decision that a crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is needed, at least until the project's environmental impact can be studied. It was not immediately clear what impact Monday's Minnesota Appeals Court decision could have...
September 14, 2015 - 2:37pm
September 3, 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 3, 2015 - 9:01am
August 22, 2015
End the ban on U.S. oil exports
Thanks to international sanctions, Iran’s economy is suffering. In an effort to stop that country’s nuclear weapons program, the U.S.-led effort has restricted Iran’s oil exports. But the Obama administration just made a deal with Iran that could lift those sanctions. That...
August 22, 2015 - 5:00am
August 2, 2015
Indications of a slight Bakken oil slowdown
One clear sign of the maturing of the Bakken oil play in western North Dakota is the beginning of the phasing out of what the industry prefers to call crew camps, and everyone else calls man camps. There is no wholesale shutting down of the dozens of camps and RV parks scattered across...
August 2, 2015 - 5:05am