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Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 10, 2017
Home damaged after runaway Suburban creates propane explosion in neighbor's yard
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — If the neighbors around East Munson Lake Drive weren’t awake yet Friday morning at 6:47 a.m., they would be soon,...
March 10, 2017 - 2:01pm
January 27, 2017
Bullet fired through window of Willmar home
WILLMAR – Police are investigating after a bullet traveled through the upstairs window of a Willmar home early Thursday morning. No one was...
January 27, 2017 - 4:43pm
December 21, 2016
Explosion levels Mexican fireworks market, at least 29 die
MEXICO CITY—A massive, multicolored explosion decimated a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday, leaving it a charred...
December 21, 2016 - 10:00am
November 11, 2016
Three injured in explosion at Eden Valley business
A machinery fire at an Eden Valley business Thursday afternoon sparked an explosion, injuring three men. Duane Stang, 46, of St. Cloud, James...
November 11, 2016 - 10:08am
No injuries after explosion at Clarkfield grain elevator
All employees have been accounted for and no injuries were reported after an explosion at the Clarkfield Grain Elevator around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said the Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting the explosion and fire, according to...
May 11, 2016 - 1:43pm
March 31, 2016
Callaway officials praise drone in helping fight derailment, explosion
CALLAWAY — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., met with emergency responders in Callaway Thursday and was a little surprised to hear them sing...
March 31, 2016 - 9:23pm
May 6, 2015
BNSF oil train detrails, tankers on fire, northeast N.D. town evacuated
HEIMDAL, N.D. -- The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed about 7:30 a.m. about...
May 6, 2015 - 9:52am
March 29, 2015
Explosion destroys home in Chokio
MORRIS — A Saturday morning home explosion in Chokio did not injure anyone but kept emergency responders from across Stevens County busy. At approximately 10 a.m. Saturday, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls reporting a house explosion in Chokio....
March 29, 2015 - 11:14pm
April 5, 2014
Explosive questions: Study of oil from deadly Quebec derailment points to Bakken crude's volatility
WILLISTON, N.D. – Last July 6, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in...
April 5, 2014 - 11:03am
March 13, 2014
Rescuers search site of NY building collapse; seven dead
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Search crews picked through still-smoldering rubble on Thursday, looking for survivors of a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring about 40.
March 13, 2014 - 3:31pm
Blast rocks Kentucky natgas pipeline
(Reuters) - U.S. natural gas pipeline company NiSource Inc said it shut part of its key Columbia Gulf Transmission interstate natural gas pipeline following an explosion in Adair County, Kentucky that injured at least one person.
February 13, 2014 - 7:44am
January 28, 2014
Natural gas pipeline explosion spotlights need for preparations in case of widespread heating outages
FARGO – A Canadian pipeline explosion that created a shortage of natural gas and prompted calls to curb usage over the weekend in the Fargo-Moorhead...
January 28, 2014 - 9:50am
January 21, 2014
Four killed as explosions rip through plants in two U.S. states
OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Explosions in two U.S. states, one at an animal feed plant in Nebraska and another at a steel plant in Oklahoma, killed at least four people and injured almost a dozen on Monday, authorities said.
January 21, 2014 - 7:12am
January 13, 2014
Report puts N.D. train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
CASSELTON, N.D. – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators. According...
January 13, 2014 - 12:53pm
January 8, 2014
Fire at Canada train derailment burns through the night
TORONTO (Reuters) - Fire burned into the early hours of Wednesday morning after a Canadian National Railway train carrying propane and crude...
January 8, 2014 - 10:06am