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Amazon’s new voice-activated Echo opens the online world to Minneapolis author
Minnesota-made RyKrisp victim of changing tastes
Man resentenced to prison for 2012 rape
New Hope City Hall shooter not allowed to have gun
CMCS completes building project
SB XLIX: Patriots know margin of error is small
UPDATE: Murder case against ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez hits delay
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
College Wrestling: SJU JV topples Ridgewater
College Men's Basketball: Ridgewater doomed by cold shooting
Live blog: Golden Globe Awards tonight via Wctrib.com
‘Birdman’ wins top honor from actors in march toward Oscars
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Scott M. Edman
Joel R. "Bubba" Mendoza
Elmond Donald Eugene Ekblad
Darwin K. "Dar" Forkrud
Eloise June Kvam
Taste: A little home comfort
Huseby — Schwaegerl
Arends — Fettig
Tanico — Gunvalson
Brink — Kubesh
Facing a GOP-led House, Dayton still decides to play hardball with his priorities
Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
February 5, 2013
Documents: Worries about outage before Super Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were worried last fall about losing power at the big game. Tests on the dome's electrical feeders showed decay and "a chance of failure," state...
news / nation
February 5, 2013 - 7:45am
August 25, 2012
Electric utilities may seek new partner in bill management: The consumer
SPICER -- Fundamental changes are coming to the electric industry and electric consumers will be asked to partner with their utility and take more responsibility for their bill, says an energy industry organization spokesman. Joel Johnson, director of government affairs with Minnesota...
news / business
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 11, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: How does your energy use measure up?
June 11, 2012 - 8:20am
May 18, 2011
Letter: The downfall of wind energy
The May 9 story about wind energy clearly identifies its Achilles heel. Someone has to buy back the electricity when it isn't needed, i.e. about three o'clock in the morning. It is not speculation. The facts are supplied by an owner of an operating wind tower. His neighbors have to...
opinion / letters
May 18, 2011 - 12:00am
November 27, 2010
Wind power moving forward
OLIVIA -- Yusef Orest spent Tuesday morning watching crews prepare the way for 12 wind towers to be erected on the open landscape south of Cosmos as part of the Adams Wind project. Orest, with Juhl Wind of Woodstock, Minn., said the wind farm taking shape in Meeker County represents...
news / local / region
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
While the humidity keeps rising, there are ways to crank the AC without paying through the roof
As temperatures continue to inch closer to the 90-degree mark, the sweltering heat has many people praying for an end to summer and the cool, crisp relief that autumn brings. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures for Kandiyohi County are expected to remain in the...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Demise of Big Stone II worries local utility
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities General Manager Bruce Gomm says he's disappointed and worried about the demise of the proposed Big Stone II power plant and transmission line project. "We were counting on that not only for Willmar's needs but for the whole region.
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Common sense has prevailed
This letter is in response to the West Central Tribune Oct. 27 article on the Big Stone II coal plant. I'd planned on running it into the ground again but -- it's dead! Finally level-headed and logical thinking have prevailed. Alternative energy has to be considered. Hopefully,...
opinion / letters
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Coalition sees a need for energy conservation and reliable sources
WILLMAR -- Phantom load -- power drawn by appliances such as TVs and DVD players when not in operation -- may be unnecessarily adding kilowatt-hours to your electric bill and increasing your carbon footprint. Electric consumers can reduce their phantom load and greenhouse gas emissions,...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Turning one town's mess into another town's energy
MONTEVIDEO -- One town's mess is another town's clean electricity, thanks to Riverdale Environmental Services, Inc. The Granite Falls-based company is busy this week in Montevideo grinding barn-sized piles of trees downed by the July 31 windstorm into chips that it will haul to Benson. There,...
news / region
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am