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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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