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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Alveda B. Myhre
Lorraine M. Essler
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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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
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