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Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
Invasive prairie plant found in Yellow Medicine County
Former college linebacker sues bars, attackers for injury in 2014 Mankato brawl
Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 million to settle bribery charges
Evergreen likely to be biggest in Minnesota measured in Brainerd
WCT Sports Show: Dawson-Boyd loses but bears gifts
Wildcats Preview: NLS defense chomping at the bit
Cardinals Preview: Willmar to face state's top passing attack
Tiger Woods talking at Ryder Cup, but only to team
Another crash course for new left tackle Clemmings
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
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Alec Baldwin is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ new Donald Trump
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Patrick Chandler Zimmermann
Inez L. Quigley
EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Patrick Foley: Social Security not an investment
Cal Thomas: Advice for Donald Trump's second debate
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
George Will: Trump's rise reflects America's decay
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
Human error caused the November trail derailment that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according...
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
April 6, 2016
‘Confident they’ll make it right,’ landowner says
FREEMAN, S.D. — The man who owns land where an oil spill is being investigated has no qualms with Trans- Canada. Loren Schultz, of Freeman, is pleased with the ongoing cleanup and investigative efforts on his field near the intersection of Highway 18 and 437th Avenue, about 5 miles...
April 6, 2016 - 11:14pm
January 11, 2016
Steel slides off semi in Willmar
WILLMAR — A load of steel slid off a semi Monday morning and damaged three vehicles, a cafe, an electrical box, trees and street sign in downtown...
January 11, 2016 - 11:07pm
February 24, 2012
Firefighters respond to gas spill in Willmar, Minn
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to the Holiday station on U.S. Highway 12 Friday afternoon in Willmar. A clerk in the store...
February 24, 2012 - 4:29pm
December 8, 2010
At least 40 treated for ammonia spill injuries
RANDOLPH, Minn. (AP) -- At least 40 people have been treated at hospitals following an ammonia spill that evacuated a small city in eastern Minnesota. Cannon Falls Medical Center says most of the 19 people treated there will be released today. Twenty-one patients were treated at...
December 8, 2010 - 1:55pm
December 1, 2010
American Opinion: On the Gulf oil spill
An excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the Gulf oil spill: Like other independent investigators examining the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the National Academy of Engineering is pointing fingers mostly at BP -- joining...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential commission investigating the massive Gulf oil spill has found no instance where a decision deliberately sacrificed safety to cut costs. Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., the panel's chief counsel, in a presentation today said the probe did not uncover any...
November 8, 2010 - 10:14am
September 24, 2010
World Opinion: On BP's report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill:
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On BP's report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Deep-sea oil drilling is an inherently dangerous business but a necessary one. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April is proof of...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Gulf gusher to keep flowing as cap test delayed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea. BP and federal officials did not say what prompted the...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 5, 2010
On July 4 in spill country, pondering America
July 5, 2010 - 12:17am
June 29, 2010
American Opinion: On Obama and health insurance premiums
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On Obama and health insurance premiums: President Barack Obama told health insurers on June 22 not to use health care reform as an excuse to raise the cost of premiums. The warning is...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
American Opinion: On BP taking financial responsibility for Gulf oil spill recovery
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On BP taking financial responsibility for Gulf oil spill recovery: Joe Barton was wrong.
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
Local business proprietors say no effects felt so far from the boycotts of BP
WILLMAR -- As the BP oil rig continues to spew tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day, local BP station owners...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
American Opinion: On Gulf Coast needs less talking and more doing from BP
By The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On Gulf Coast needs less talking and more doing from BP: BP's containment cap, which the company said captured 11,100 barrels of oil June 6, is the company's first substantial progress in...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Helping is better than blaming
I believe all of us, Republicans, Independents and Democrats, would have a better opinion of the president and his leadership if he would come out with a statement stating that we as a nation working together are going to utilize everything within our power to clean up the oil in...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am