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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
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
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Adeline T.J. Skogstoe
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
November 24, 2013
U.S. gasoline prices inch up in recent weeks: Lundberg Survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose for the first time in more than two months over the past two weeks, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular-grade gasoline prices, which had decreased about 37 cents between...
November 24, 2013 - 11:23pm
November 11, 2013
Analysis: As Alabama flames fade, new oil-by-rail questions arise
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second explosive oil-train derailment this year, which has finally burned out in rural Alabama, may raise new questions...
November 11, 2013 - 7:35am
October 31, 2013
Exxon's quarterly profit down 18 percent
(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Thursday reported an 18 percent decrease in quarterly profit on weakness in its refining business. Profit in the third quarter was $7.87 billion, or $1.79 per share, compared with $9.57 billion, or...
October 31, 2013 - 7:53am
October 7, 2013
Floodgates reopen in New Orleans, oil platforms restaff as storm wanes
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Massive barge gates shut to prevent flooding in New Orleans were reopened on Sunday and energy firms started returning workers to oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, after officials lifted evacuation orders as Tropical Storm Karen faltered.
October 7, 2013 - 11:35am
September 19, 2013
Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying Gulf spill evidence
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Halliburton Co pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges of destroying evidence, stemming from its role in the 2010 BP oil disaster that killed 11 men and sent more than 4 million barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. A former Halliburton cementing...
September 19, 2013 - 3:21pm
July 28, 2013
Some say industry arrogance fueled fracking anger
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The boom in oil and gas fracking has led to jobs, billions in royalties and profits, and even some environmental gains.
July 28, 2013 - 11:53pm
July 22, 2013
Pump prices jump 12 cents, AAA sees further rise
American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone. AAA says drivers are experiencing "sticker shock" as increased summer demand, unrest in Egypt and production disruptions in the...
July 22, 2013 - 7:19am
July 8, 2013
'Oil by rail' is involved in Canadian derailment tragedy, also moving over Minn. railroad lines
The deadly train derailment in Quebec this weekend is set to bring intense scrutiny to the dramatic growth in North America of shipping crude...
July 8, 2013 - 12:47pm
June 24, 2013
Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles?
June 24, 2013 - 8:00am
June 21, 2013
Oil rebounds, remains above $95 a barrel
BANGKOK (AP) -- Oil prices staged a moderate rebound Friday, a day after their sharpest drop in more than seven months.
June 21, 2013 - 6:38am
June 7, 2013
Rain could stop truck traffic in oil-rich McKenzie County, ND
WATFORD CITY -– Truck traffic in the North Dakota county with the most oil drilling could come to a halt this weekend to prevent further damage to rain-soaked gravel roads.
June 7, 2013 - 2:36pm
May 28, 2013
Oil rises above $94 a barrel after U.S. holiday
BANGKOK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $94 per barrel Tuesday as traders awaited U.S. economic indicators following a long holiday weekend.
May 28, 2013 - 6:36am
April 30, 2013
USGS doubles estimate for oil from Williston Basin
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Geological Survey said today there is nearly twice as much recoverable oil in the Williston Basin than its estimate of five years ago. The USGS has determined that there are approximately 7.4 billion barrels of oil that could be pumped from western North...
April 30, 2013 - 11:38am
April 29, 2013
Oil above $94 on US data, hope of EU rate cut
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $94 per barrel Monday as positive U.S. economic data added to optimism for a rate cut in Europe. Benchmark crude for June delivery gained $1.50 to finish at $94.50 a barrel in New York. Oil hadn't finished above $94 since April 10....
April 29, 2013 - 3:00pm
April 1, 2013
Oil falls after Exxon shuts pipeline
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil fell Monday as Exxon shut a pipeline that carries oil out of the Midwest and a report showed a cooling of U.S. manufacturing activity. Benchmark oil for May delivery fell 16 cents to close at $97.07 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
April 1, 2013 - 4:05pm