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Timber talks: Forestry business leaders meet with state DNR commissioner in Bemidji
Tenth annual Run/Walk/Skate for Suicide Prevention set for Sept. 10
A sky view at Sanford Bemidji: Work continues on roof after July windstorms
Labor Day refuse schedule change
Minn. business expands to raise saltwater shrimp you can eat
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks explode in 12-1 win over Detroit Lakes
GOLF: Mackedanz wins Minnesota PGA Championship
SWIMMING AND DIVING: BHS falls to Brainerd
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji loses comeback bid against St. Cloud Tech
BSU FOOTBALL: Head coach Tesch on 'leave of absence'
Aaro August Tanney
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
Paul Jerome Gravel
Patricia Jane Blue
Cyndi Fenske: Goings on at the library in September
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Much music in Bemidj this week
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY AUG. 28
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
MASTER GARDENERS: What is your lawn plethora at summer's end?
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Band season was best ever
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
BSU FOOTBALL: Head coach Tesch on 'leave of absence'
Search is on for rail congestion cure: Many industries, including oil, say service is suffering
ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone. Bill Gordon, who farms...
September 30, 2014 - 8:11pm
August 27, 2014
DNR stiffens Sandpiper stance; Department says alternative routes need to be studied for pipeline
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has taken a stricter stance on the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, citing environmental concerns. Calgary-based Enbridge Energy plans to build a $2.6 billion, 616-mile pipeline to transport crude oil from the Bakken oil...
August 27, 2014 - 11:01pm
July 26, 2014
We all should be concerned about national security
National security is a big issue for a veteran like me. It's a topic of interest for some survivalists, too, and for some foreign policy wonks, but how often does the average American think about national security? Probably never -- and that's a shame, because national security is...
July 26, 2014 - 11:16pm
Protest on the lake: Group holds rally in opposition to proposed pipeline
BEMIDJI -- An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. About 20 members of Honor...
July 26, 2014 - 12:17am
July 24, 2014
Federal government seeks tougher oil-train regulations
Anna Burleson Forum News Service GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The federal government on Wednesday proposed stricter rules for trains hauling crude oil after several derailments led to spills and explosions, including one near Casselton. These new regulations could include the phasing...
July 24, 2014 - 12:04am
June 7, 2014
Crossroads of crude: Clearbrook terminal key component in Enbridge’s Minnesota plans
CLEARBROOK -- Just a few hundred yards southeast of the small town of Clearbrook stands a grouping of huge, white, silo-like structures. Silos,...
June 7, 2014 - 11:39pm
May 13, 2014
N.D. oil production up, but not 1 million barrels yet
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production increased 2.6 percent in March to 977,051 barrels of oil per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday. The preliminary figure represents another all-time high for North Dakota as the state climbs toward the milestone...
May 13, 2014 - 9:49am
February 4, 2014
Train sprays oil for nearly 70 miles near Red Wing, Minn.
RED WING, Minn. -- A southbound Canadian Pacific train leaked a trail of about 12,000 gallons of crude oil Monday morning after passing through Red Wing, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. MPCA emergency responders worked with railroad personnel throughout...
February 4, 2014 - 7:58pm
January 14, 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 14, 2014 - 9:54am
January 2, 2014
Federal agency issues safety alert on Bakken crude after N.D. derailment, explosions
A federal agency issued a safety alert today on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders, the public and others that the light, sweet crude may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil. The safety alert from the the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
January 2, 2014 - 2:43pm
December 31, 2013
VIDEO: Updated: Casselton residents can return home
By Kyle Potter and Archie Ingersoll Forum News Service CASSELTON, N.D. - The voluntary evacuation of Casselton after the fiery train...
December 31, 2013 - 9:27am
November 8, 2013
Train carrying crude oil derails, explodes in Alabama
(Reuters) - A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in western Alabama in the early hours of Friday morning, spilling oil and leaving eleven cars burning in the rural area. No injuries have been reported, but 20 of the train's cars derailed and 11 were still...
November 8, 2013 - 11:20am
October 22, 2013
Dayton to look into oil safety
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he will ask for a report about whether state regulators have done enough to protect Minnesotans from oil spills. In a wide-ranging session with reporters, he said in response to a Forum News Service question: “I can’t say what deficiencies...
October 22, 2013 - 7:33pm
October 10, 2013
UPDATED: Pipeline leak spills 20,600 barrels of oil in North Dakota
By Amy Dalrymple Forum News Service TIOGA, N.D. – The farmer who discovered a pipeline break that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken crude said Thursday he hopes the industry learns from the incident and does a better job monitoring for leaks. Steve Jensen...
October 10, 2013 - 10:43am
July 17, 2013
State OKs pipeline change over protests
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline expansion as chants of "shame...
July 17, 2013 - 5:45pm