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Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
Woman struck by lightning in northern Minnesota while sitting in minivan
Too hot to bear: Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
Minnesota couple's tree house is what dreams are made of
Former Willmar man pleads not guilty to rape of teenager
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Roundup: Raymond tunes up for 11C playoffs with win over Marshall
Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
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
Audrey O. Forkrud
Stanley A. Nelson
Mae L. Dahl
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Diane K. Rittenhouse
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
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
March 4, 2014
U.S. court rejects BP appeal over Gulf spill losses
(Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster.
March 4, 2014 - 6:58am
February 12, 2014
Oil transportation fee sought for safety programs
ST. PAUL — Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 0.01 cent per gallon on all crude transported in Minnesota, the...
February 12, 2014 - 11:48pm
February 11, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On oil on rails being an ongoing saga
From Forum News Service An editorial from newspapers in the Midwest. On oil on rails being an ongoing saga FARGO, N.D. — Forum Communications Co.’s series “The Crude Frontier” is putting in broad context the huge challenges associated with moving Bakken light crude oil...
February 11, 2014 - 5:00am
February 10, 2014
Oil slips toward $109 after touching five-week high
LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Brent crude eased back after hitting a five-week high above $109 a barrel on Monday as investors bet the U.S. central bank would maintain stimulus measures to support demand in the world's biggest economy and top oil consumer.
February 10, 2014 - 7:37am
February 4, 2014
U.S. opens taps, a bit, on oil exports to Europe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government has authorized limited crude oil exports to Europe, for the first time in years, raising new questions about how companies are testing the limits of a controversial, decades-old exports ban.
February 4, 2014 - 7:29am
January 31, 2014
With soaring production, more oil is moving by rail
An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues. But as production soared, it became increasingly difficult to move oil out of the region as pipeline capacity lagged behind. Enter trains. The railroads that helped settle the...
January 31, 2014 - 11:24pm
January 21, 2014
Halliburton profit surges 31 percent as drilling booms outside North America
(Reuters) - Halliburton Co (HAL.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a 31 percent rise in quarterly profit as the world's second-largest oilfield services company's push into global markets more than made up for weakness in North America. Income from continuing operations...
January 21, 2014 - 7:14am
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
January 3, 2014
Alert issued on Bakken crude, local emergency responders train to be prepared (with video)
Tribune and Forum News Service reports FARGO — A federal agency issued a safety alert Thursday on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders,...
January 3, 2014 - 12:00am
January 1, 2014
No significant health risk seen from BNSF oil train fire, NTSB to investigate (with video)
CASSELTON, N.D. – Trails of smoke lingered and flames dwindled amid scorched railcars Tuesday, a disturbing reminder of a huge oil-fueled blaze...
January 1, 2014 - 10:30am
December 31, 2013
Oil cars still burning after N.D. derailment on BNSF line
CASSELTON, N.D. - Crews worked through the night to contain a huge oil-fueled fire caused by a train derailment and collision near here Monday afternoon.
December 31, 2013 - 12:06pm
Authorities call for evacuation of N.D. town as oil still burns after train crash (with video)
CASSELTON, N.D. – Officials urged people in Casselton and the surrounding area to evacuate their homes as they dealt with the fallout from...
December 31, 2013 - 1:09am
December 30, 2013
Train carrying oil derails near Casselton, N.D. (with video)
CASSELTON, N.D. – A train that derailed about a mile west of Casselton was eastbound carrying crude oil, according to a BNSF Railway spoke...
December 30, 2013 - 4:06pm
December 21, 2013
Editorial: Railway oil trains raising concerns
The railroad traffic out of the North Dakota oil fields is growing in all directions and in frequencys. The estimated carloads of oil shipped by railroad are expected to top 400,000 this year, according to press reports. In 2009, only about 11,000 carloads of oil were shipped by...
December 21, 2013 - 12:00am