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Major pushback against Line 3 recommendation
Owners of Bird Island home destroyed by fire now face charges
For employees, students to get paid, McNally Smith college building must sell before 2019
Fridley, Minn., man killed in house fire
'Golden State Killer' suspect, a former police officer, arrested after DNA match, officials say
Audio tape details NFL's concern over Trump's anthem jabs
North Carolina, Minnesota announce home-and-home football series
Basketball commission suggests NCAA ban cheaters, end one-and-done
GYMNASTICS: Brown, DeWitt represent Aerials
Teeing off spring
Alfred James Benais
Virginia L. Pollard
Wild Mushroom Crostini recipe can be tailored to occasion
MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
April 23, 2018
Judge says Line 3 should stick to its old route; recommendation allows tribes to stop pipeline
DULUTH — An administrative law judge on Monday recommended the contentious Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline should move forward, but...
April 23, 2018 - 6:49pm
April 20, 2018
Trump blasts OPEC, accusing the oil cartel of 'artificially' raising prices
President Donald Trump blasted the OPEC oil cartel on Friday, April 20, accusing the group on Twitter of "artificially" raising oil prices and...
April 20, 2018 - 10:06am
April 13, 2018
More than a year later, some journalists arrested at ND pipeline protests still await trial
FARGO — Jenni Monet climbed a hill overlooking the Cannonball River to shoot video of dozens of protesters against the Dakota Access oil...
April 13, 2018 - 9:10pm
April 3, 2018
80 percent of ND oil spills wouldn't have been reported under new law
FARGO — A recently adopted higher threshold for reporting spills in North Dakota's Oil Patch, if applied to a recent five-year period,...
April 3, 2018 - 9:58pm
March 30, 2018
Spill fears rise even as Line 3 backers vow new pipeline will be safe
CLEARWATER COUNTY—Paul Stolen waded through deep snow down a steep valley toward LaSalle Creek, about four miles north of Lake Itasca,...
March 30, 2018 - 7:02pm
March 27, 2018
Oil industry's pervasive female pay gap even worse among explorers
A top female earner for a major integrated oil company is a rarity, but among the smaller explorers and producers it's even more of an anomaly....
March 27, 2018 - 9:20am
March 21, 2018
Enbridge poured $5 million into lobbying for Line 3
DULUTH—Canadian oil pipeline company Enbridge Energy Partners spent more than $5 million lobbying state officials in 2017 — more...
March 21, 2018 - 5:11pm
March 19, 2018
'Netflix for oil' setting stage for $1 trillion data battle
A battle for big data is brewing in the oil patch. The service companies that map underground pockets of oil, drill the wells and lift crude...
March 19, 2018 - 1:38pm
March 15, 2018
PUC approves Line 3 environmental study: Final decision on project expected in June
DULUTH—The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, March 15, approved the environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Line 3 replacement oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The PUC, after delaying the decision in December and saying the Minnesota Department...
March 15, 2018 - 7:47pm
March 4, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Northern Minnesota is not North Dakota. Or is it?
In late February, the Beltrami County Commissioners approved the county sheriff’s request for a mutual aid agreement with various northern...
March 4, 2018 - 11:45am
February 28, 2018
Oklahoma toughens oil fracking rules as shale earthquakes climb
Oklahoma is tightening its rules for fracking after studying a new cluster of earthquakes in one of the hottest U.S. regions for drilling. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced that all explorers within certain areas must use equipment known as a seismic array, which detects...
February 28, 2018 - 1:40pm
February 9, 2018
New breed of fracking earthquakes sends warning to oil drillers
The oil prospectors of Oklahoma, it appeared, finally had a solution to their earthquake problem. Ordered by regulators to curb the wastewater...
February 9, 2018 - 12:54pm
February 8, 2018
A genius step that will improve your cold-weather cooking
Here's a simple recipe that promises to boost the flavor of savory recipes. The slow-roasted infusion of garlic and herbs takes so little effort...
February 8, 2018 - 12:15pm
February 6, 2018
ND Keystone pipeline 'valve turner' sentenced to year in prison
PEMBINA, N.D.—An environmental activist who shut off an emergency valve on the TransCanada Keystone oil pipeline was sentenced Tuesday...
February 6, 2018 - 5:29pm
February 1, 2018
Trump administration tears down regulations to speed drilling on public land
The Trump administration is aggressively sweeping aside regulations protecting public land to clear a path for expanded oil and gas drilling. A memorandum from the Interior Department, made public Thursday, Feb. 1, directs its field offices "to simplify and streamline the leasing...
February 1, 2018 - 4:39pm