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Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
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Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
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Cartoon by Chris Britt
February 27, 2016
Lower oil costs mean more miles of road work possible this summer in southwest MN
WILLMAR — Lower oil prices mean more miles of road construction this summer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is adding to its 2016 road construction projects this year thanks to the savings made possible by lower oil prices, according to Susann Karnowski, assistant district...
February 27, 2016 - 12:15am
December 16, 2015
U.S. on verge of lifting decades-old oil export ban
WASHINGTON – A provision to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports is included in a government spending bill, giving North Dakota’s congressional...
December 16, 2015 - 9:35am
November 9, 2015
Some Minnesotans still benefit from neighbor’s oil production
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans do not only look across the border into North Dakota and drool at the money being made to the west. Even during the...
November 9, 2015 - 11:45pm
October 28, 2015
Regional oil impact depends on oil prices
ST. PAUL — The need for sand to help produce North Dakota oil has fallen with the price of oil, but probably will rise again. The same is true with oil train traffic taking crude oil to refineries. Minnesota Legislative Energy Commission members learned those and other facts Wednesday...
October 28, 2015 - 11:00pm
October 22, 2015
Dayton moves up railway inspection
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday the state is making the inspection of a railway carrying increased amounts of crude oil through downtown...
October 22, 2015 - 11:12pm
October 21, 2015
Dayton decries shift of oil shipments
ST. PAUL — A letter issued Tuesday by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the 1/2 mile evacuation zone of crude...
October 21, 2015 - 11:33pm
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