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Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations
Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
Faith, forgiveness help Minnesota parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
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NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
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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
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
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June 9, 2015
Encourage kids to follow basic safety guidelines online
ST. PAUL — Summer offers more free time for kids, and that time is often spent online. The Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension encourages parents to continue dialogue with their children regarding safe online behavior. Whether kids use the Internet for social...
June 9, 2015 - 11:09pm
May 31, 2015
Xcel Energy to check lines via helicopter inspection
MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy will be inspecting its transmission lines via helicopter starting Monday. The examination of lines in Minnesota and in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota is an effort to ensure safety and reliability for Xcel’s customers, Xcel said in a news release. Crews...
May 31, 2015 - 11:51pm
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
Four die in motorcycle crashes in state in four days
ST. PAUL — The 2015 motorcycle riding season is off to a deadly start, with 11 motorcyclist fatalities reported this year across the state, reports the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The number of fatal motorcycle crashes reported so far this year is the highest at this...
May 7, 2015 - 11:18pm
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
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, April 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Canadian transportation officials will meet in Washington on Friday to outline a cross-border oil train safety plan, a sign the two governments may have harmonized efforts for tougher cars and other measures to curb fiery derailments,...
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 21, 2015
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
WILLMAR — Having witnessed some of the serious ramifications of underage drinking, including a fatal accident involving a drunk driver leaving...
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
March 31, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 31, 2015 - 6:00am
March 24, 2015
Seven charged in skyway, rail station assaults
ST. PAUL -- A group of St. Paul gang members has initiated several assaults in downtown since January, sometimes targeting people with no gang ties, according to recent criminal charges. In one incident, the seven men allegedly attacked a group of friends who were “play fighting”...
March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
March 13, 2015
Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 10, 2015
Public safety officials urge motorcyclists, drivers to be careful
ST. PAUL — Warm weather has riders taking their motorcycles out on Minnesota roads, and safety is critical, especially early in the riding season. Safety officials remind motorcyclists to be cautious of spring hazards and remind other drivers to safely share the road, according...
March 10, 2015 - 11:33pm
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
February 18, 2015
Plan ups safety at Benson railroad crossings
BENSON — There is no easy solution to the problems created by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company trains blocking the main crossings...
February 18, 2015 - 11:46pm
February 12, 2015
Sources say Transportation Department pushes tough standards for oil trains
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA — The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and have advanced braking systems installed...
February 12, 2015 - 11:30pm