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Administrative Law Judge Ann O’Reilly, right, explains the hearing process to the crowd attending a public hearing on the proposed replacement of Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline last October in Duluth. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Closing arguments for and against Line 3
11 hours 30 min ago
Protestors both inside and outside the fenced-in Enbridge pipeyard in Carlton County protest the proposed Line 3 reconstruction. Bob King / Forum News Service
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
11 hours 35 min ago
June 15, 2018
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
June 15, 2018 - 5:15am
June 14, 2018
PolyMet officials said Thursday, June 14, that the land swap between their company and the Forest Service for land at the proposed copper mine site will close June 28. Forum News Service file photo
PolyMet land swap to close June 28
June 14, 2018 - 9:01pm
June 13, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
June 13, 2018 - 10:41am
June 8, 2018
Senate amendment would push PolyMet land exchange
June 8, 2018 - 11:22pm
June 5, 2018
A pumpjack in Midland, Texas, Feb. 8, 2017.  (Ilana Panich-Linsman/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
U.S. said to ask OPEC for 1 million barrel a day output hike
June 5, 2018 - 8:08am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A new project at Willmar's Northeast Water Treatment Plant will update the plant’s filter system in order to remove ammonia, iron and manganese. An $8.5 million design contract has been approved.
Step forward in water quality: Willmar Utilities Commission OKs $8.5M design contract for treatment plant
June 5, 2018 - 6:49am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Excess steam is released Thursday from the Willmar Power Plant. There is a large amount of unused steam due to the district heat load dropping so significantly as that program winds down. For greater efficiency, Willmar Municipal Utilities will implement use of a mobile boiler later this summer.
Willmar Municipal Utilities to rent smaller boiler for district heat needs
June 5, 2018 - 5:18am
May 31, 2018
Coalition signs letters opposing Twin Metals' mineral leases
May 31, 2018 - 7:33pm
May 28, 2018
Northern Minnesota mining company CEO makes top pay list
May 28, 2018 - 6:39pm
May 17, 2018
Tax ruling on Enbridge has Minnesota counties concerned
May 17, 2018 - 7:21pm
May 16, 2018
PUC approves Chippewa County wind farm
May 16, 2018 - 6:53am
May 15, 2018
Activists line up during a rally in the Twin Cites area last summer to protest pipeline initiatives in Minnesota -- both a threat to the environment, critics say, as well as a false hope for economic growth. Submitted photo / Sierra Club
Pipeline advocates visit Baxter amid statewide debate over Line 3
May 15, 2018 - 10:30pm
May 4, 2018
Thick smoke pours from the fire at the Husky Enery oil refinery in Superior, Wis. on April 27.  Bob King / Forum News Service
Husky requiring liability waivers for northern Wis. refinery fire injuries
May 4, 2018 - 7:41pm