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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
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'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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September 2, 2015
Officials want better communication with railroads
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 11:28pm
August 26, 2015
U.S. stocks snap losing streak but oil and bonds decline
NEW YORK — Wall Street rebounded sharply Wednesday after six straight days of large declines caused by China worries, while long-dated bond prices fell after a top Federal Reserve official scaled back expectations of a September rate increase. The dollar rebounded for a second...
August 26, 2015 - 11:25pm
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
June 23, 2015
Once shunned for oil, ethanol returns to the rails
NEW YORK — Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling...
June 23, 2015 - 11:15pm
June 9, 2015
Oil train, semi collision renews rail safety talk
ST. PAUL PARK — Gov. Mark Dayton visited the site of an oil train-truck wreck Tuesday to press his case for more Minnesota rail safety funding. A...
June 9, 2015 - 11:18pm
May 12, 2015
Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules
The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules. The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to block some rules that recently were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The filing was no surprise because the trade group...
May 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2015
Federal officials investigate North Dakota oil train derailment
HEIMDAL, N.D. — Wheel fragments found at the scene of a fiery oil train derailment here are “of great interest” to federal officials investigating...
May 7, 2015 - 11:07pm
Company says oil on derailed train met new rules
TIOGA, N.D. — The oil on the train that derailed Wednesday near Heimdal had a vapor pressure substantially lower than the standards in North...
May 7, 2015 - 11:02pm
May 6, 2015
Derailment draws attention to lack of state rail deal
ST. PAUL — A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session...
May 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
Oil train derails in small North Dakota town
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house on Main Street here...
May 6, 2015 - 11:23pm
March 19, 2015
326,170 Minnesotans live near oil train tracks
ST. PAUL -- State officials estimate that 326,170 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil, a distance often...
March 19, 2015 - 11:56am
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety plans
ST. PAUL — There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:26pm
January 14, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
ST. PAUL — Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield...
January 14, 2015 - 11:11pm
January 12, 2015
Editorial: Trafficked - Attack sex trafficking across all state lines
A special investigative television report on sex trafficking in North Dakota's Bakken oil region and the Midwest Sunday wrapped up Forum News Service's multi-media investigative project. The print and online series concluded Saturday in Forum Communication Co.'s daily newspapers...
January 12, 2015 - 11:22am
January 5, 2015
Oil hits five and a half year low under $55 on supply glut
Oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday on worries about a surplus of global supplies and lackluster demand.
January 5, 2015 - 5:00am