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Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 million to settle bribery charges
Evergreen likely to be biggest in Minnesota measured in Brainerd
Massive cash pouring into Minnesota legislative campaigns
Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown
Fall Home Improvement Guide now available online
WCT Sports Show: Dawson-Boyd loses but bears gifts
Wildcats Preview: NLS defense chomping at the bit
Cardinals Preview: Willmar to face state's top passing attack
Tiger Woods talking at Ryder Cup, but only to team
Another crash course for new left tackle Clemmings
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
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Alec Baldwin is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ new Donald Trump
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Patrick Chandler Zimmermann
Inez L. Quigley
EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Patrick Foley: Social Security not an investment
Cal Thomas: Advice for Donald Trump's second debate
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
George Will: Trump's rise reflects America's decay
September 21, 2016
State to buy rural Minnesota renewable energy for Capitol complex
ST. PAUL—Rural Minnesota wind and solar farms likely will provide a third of the electricity for the state's 23-building Capitol complex...
September 21, 2016 - 7:17pm
August 24, 2016
Willmar committee hears proposal to convert waste to energy
WILLMAR—Waste not, want not is the way the saying goes, and if Energy & Organic Systems LLC is able to get its project off the ground,...
August 24, 2016 - 7:21pm
July 28, 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 winter winds blow. However, transportation lags are causing some concerns.
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
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
May 13, 2016
Six states along rejected Keystone pipeline file briefs in support of lawsuit
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana and five other states say President Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this...
May 13, 2016 - 5:30am
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
SHAKOPEE — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has begun construction on a new 46-megawatt distributed generation power facility near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The natural gas-fueled facility will add electric generation capacity to the 12 communities and utilities, including...
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
April 2, 2016
State to railroads: Time to focus on safety standards
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force...
April 2, 2016 - 10:51am
February 16, 2016
Dayton joins 17 governors in backing clean power
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was one of 17 governors across the U.S. Tuesday who pledged their support for an energy future that curbs greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. The governors vowed to move their states forward toward reducing fossil fuels, such as coal and...
February 16, 2016 - 10:52pm
February 9, 2016
Montevideo declines to sell 20 acres to Geronimo Energy
MONTEVIDEO — City Council members in Montevideo objected to the location for a solar farm proposed by Geronimo Energy, of Edina, due to its...
February 9, 2016 - 10:54pm
Letter: Unlock the potential of clean energy
Unlock the potential of clean energy It’s very exciting to see utility leaders in our community continuing to warm to the idea of wind and solar energy. Willmar has been a pioneer in clean sources of energy since the bold windmill project in 2008. While these turbines have had their...
February 9, 2016 - 3:00am
January 26, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities reports 99.986 percent reliability for 2015
WILLMAR — When a Willmar resident flipped a light switch in 2015, 99.986 percent of the time the lights came on, according to the 2015 Annual Reliability Performance report presented at Monday’s Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission meeting. The WMU’s goal is to be reliable...
January 26, 2016 - 11:06pm
December 18, 2015
Committee discusses options for developing renewable energy in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Garbage in the Kandiyohi County landfill and sewage in the Willmar wastewater treatment plant are being eyed as potential sources of energy to create renewable natural gas that could fuel local homes and businesses. The list of fuels could also include leftovers from...
December 18, 2015 - 12:08am
September 9, 2015
Lawsuit challenges Enbridge pipelines
MINNEAPOLIS — A lawsuit filed by environmentalist groups against the federal government is expected to have broad implications on several oil pipeline development projects in North Dakota and Minnesota. Oral arguments will be heard by federal judge Michael Davis in Minneapolis...
September 9, 2015 - 10:30pm
September 3, 2015
Legislation reduces chance for home-owned solar
In the Aug. 10 Tribune, Rep. Dave Baker said one of the accomplishments of the Legislature was a change in the net metering law. I would question Baker’s accomplishments claim. First, it was in the special session that the change was made, because the Legislature couldn’t get...
September 3, 2015 - 4:58am
August 26, 2015
Enbridge seeks huge payback on taxes
PARK RAPIDS — Oil pipeline company Enbridge Inc. has filed a petition with the Minnesota Tax Court in an attempt to reduce their Hubbard County property taxes by $336,892 for the past three years. Polk and Clearwater counties face similar tax court decisions. The Calgary, Alberta-based...
August 26, 2015 - 11:16pm