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Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Sen. Franken mocks Donald Trump in opening night DNC remarks
Sanders wows delegates on first night of DNC convention
Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Fern A. Heglund
Jervey C. Christiansen
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 10, 2016
U.S. infrastructure short $1.44 trillion through 2025
America will fall $1.44 trillion short of what it needs to spend on infrastructure through the next decade, a gap that could strip 2.5 million...
May 10, 2016 - 11:19pm
January 25, 2016
Grove City prepares for $12.8M infrastructure project
GROVE CITY — Built about 60 years ago, Grove City’s sanitary sewer treatment system is cracked, leaky and exhibiting structural failure....
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
August 1, 2015
Willmar’s 2016 capital spending proposal reviewed ahead of report to be given at Monday meeting
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members asked questions about suggested spending next year for equipment and projects as listed in the proposed $7.9 million capital improvement program that Mayor Marv Calvin presented to the council this week. Calvin said the areas of focus for...
August 1, 2015 - 12:58am
May 29, 2015
State infrastructure come first
I’m writing in support of Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan as well as the other initiatives he ran on and was re-elected. During the Ventura and Pawlenty terms of governor, there were several income tax cuts made that were unsustainable which resulted in years of budget deficits. Minnesotans...
May 29, 2015 - 3:08pm
May 21, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
May 21, 2015 - 12:10am
July 8, 2014
Historic suspension bridge will be saved: Granite Falls awards bid to restore pedestrian bridge over Minnesota River
GRANITE FALLS — A historic pedestrian bridge that spans the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls will be saved. Granite Falls City Council...
July 8, 2014 - 11:03pm
Historic, suspension bridge will be saved over Minnesota River in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — An historic, pedestrian bridge that spans the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls will be restored. Granite Falls city council members awarded a $1,490,287 bid to Robert Schroeder Construction Company, Glenwood, at their meeting on Monday, according to...
July 8, 2014 - 12:21pm
April 30, 2014
Upgrading infrastructure: USDA providing $2.9M funding package for Maynard
MAYNARD — The city of Maynard is moving forward with plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment infrastructure and put its worries of backups and flooding behind it, thanks to $2.9 million in funding being provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. Maynard...
April 30, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 17, 2014
Legislators told of need for infrastructure investment
WILLMAR –– Meeting Wednesday in a newly refurbished student center at Ridgewater College, local legislators highlighted statewide infrastructure...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
August 12, 2013
Ten years after NE blackout, U.S. power grid smarter, sturdier
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was just another hot August afternoon for New York electricity grid chief Rick Gonzales, as he sat in the control room helping to make sure the state's 8 million homes had enough power to keep the lights on and the air conditioning running.
August 12, 2013 - 7:59am
March 2, 2013
Shakopee Mdewakanton awards $1M to Upper Sioux for work on infrastructure
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY — The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has awarded a $1 million grant to the Upper Sioux Community to help with construction of a new wastewater treatment plant. According to a news release, this is the third year the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community...
March 2, 2013 - 8:54am
City Council to consider infrastructure improvements in new Willmar, Minn., industrial park
WILLMAR — A Willmar City Council committee is recommending design work take place for removing an aging sanitary sewer lift station and extending a sewer line in the new industrial park. The council’s Public Works/Safety Committee voted this week to recommend the council amend...
March 2, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Super Bowl blackout traced to preventive equipment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An electrical device that had been installed expressly to prevent a power outage caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium's power company said Friday as it took the blame for the outage that brought the game to a halt for more than a half-hour. Officials of...
February 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
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...
February 5, 2013 - 7:45am
January 15, 2013
Willmar, Minn., school leadership calling for timely evaluation of facilities
WILLMAR — As enrollment climbs, the Willmar School District may soon need to evaluate its facility needs, Supt. Jerry Kjergaard said this week....
January 15, 2013 - 11:19pm