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What is your home worth? Realtors and appraiser dispel 6 myths
Winging it on a prayer: churches are trying new ways to attract young followers
Minnesota mining's place in American history
North Shore tour offers kayakers a glimpse of Split Rock shoreline
A night on the town -- and on the water
Near perfect Froome claims fourth Tour title
Ex-teammate: Garcia can be 'pretty special'
UND plans to continue playing unique, showcase hockey games
Red Bulls blank Minnesota United for 5th in row
Ice-cool Froome on brink of fourth Tour triumph
Think Kim Kardashian is sexy? This app matches you with celebrity lookalikes.
Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
Amid rumors, Britney Spears will 'not' perform at Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Pepsi executive says
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Elizabeth "Betty" Tolberson
Ronald H. Schneider
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Column: Mom uses kindness to teach about differences
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 1, 2017
Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
U.S. President Donald Trump will target a handful of Obama-era green regulations, including a federal coal mining ban and an initiative forcing...
March 1, 2017 - 1:13pm
October 13, 2016
Daring U.S. pipeline sabotage spawned by lobster boat coal protest
CALGARY, Alberta/NEW YORK—Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its...
October 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
July 27, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
WILLMAR -- Like a squirrel and its winter stores, Willmar Municipal Utilities is starting to build a stockpile of coal, so it is ready when the...
July 27, 2016 - 11:50pm
October 2, 2014
New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar
WILLMAR — Chris Rosen and other coal handlers at Willmar Municipal Utilities’ power plant were excited when they received training Wednesday...
October 2, 2014 - 12:12am
October 1, 2014
Search for a 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,...
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
June 9, 2014
Commentary: Not much to lose in move from coal power
Barack Obama need not ask how well he’s doing in coal country, because the answer is always the same: Not well. A cerebral black man never had much of a chance in poor, rural white Appalachia; let’s be honest (though we don’t have to like it). In 2012, Obama lost to Mitt Romney...
June 9, 2014 - 1:00am
May 27, 2014
New coal shipment arrives
Willmar Municipal Utilities workers unload a shipment of coal Tuesday in the yard located between the railroad and the power plant. Willmar Utilities...
May 27, 2014 - 11:59pm
May 12, 2014
50 coal train cars derail on BNSF Railway line near Pillager
PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the train tracks early Monday as crews worked to clear the scene of a massive train derailment...
May 12, 2014 - 12:42pm
March 29, 2014
Willmar Municipal Utilities incurring more charges this year for detaining BNSF cars
WILLMAR — Several factors are combining this year to increase demurrage charges paid by Willmar Municipal Utilities to BNSF Railway. Demurrage,...
March 29, 2014 - 6:00am
September 20, 2013
EPA expected to tighten curbs on new power plant pollution
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will unveil on Friday new regulations expected to set strict limits on the amount of carbon pollution...
September 20, 2013 - 7:51am
September 11, 2013
Letter: We need better energy policies
Now that the leadership of both our federal and state governments are controlled by those who are at war with fossil fuels, we are in danger of policy changes that will jeopardize our economic growth and put such a high cost on using energy that only the wealthy will be able to afford...
September 11, 2013 - 12:00am
December 10, 2012
Minnesota Opinion: On derailed railroad expansion bringing relief
An excerpt from recent Minnesota editorials. Market forces prompted the proposed railroad expansion that could have brought more than 30 coal trains rumbling through Rochester every day. In the end, market forces have put that extended rail network to rest indefinitely.
December 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 15, 2012
Rescue underway of bulldozer driver at Midwest Energy Terminal in Superior, Wis.
The rescue of a trapped bulldozer driver is under way this morning at Midwest Energy Terminal in Superior, Wis.
March 15, 2012 - 10:58am
August 27, 2010
Dustup over group's charge that coal ash from Big Stone plant contaminating area
BIG STONE COUNTY -- A public interest group is charging that heavy metals and chemicals are leaching from coal ash stored at the Big Stone power plant near Milbank, S.D., and contaminating groundwater at the site. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources --...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am