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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
SHIPLEY: 'It' factor is no mystery, but the Wild need to find it
China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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
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