HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Top Home Trends for 2013
Outdoor living areas and screened in porches
Some homeowners have taken outdoor living and relaxing to new heights these days. A trend that has started to emerge with more force in the last five ye... Posted on 5/24/13 at 8:35 AM
PARVENTING Got a farmer in your family? Now's the time to nag.
Days begin at 4:30 a.m. and end after a sullen and nostalgic gaze at our sleeping children. He knows not what day it is, mondaytuesdaysaturday, they all run together.
My husband, likely like someone i... Posted on 5/14/13 at 9:38 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House, Senate look to the sun for power
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesotans could sell solar power to electric utilities under a bill the House passed 70-63 late Tuesday.
They pay someone who has solar on their house just what the ... Posted on 5/8/13 at 8:29 AM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY WCHA weekly preview: March 18-24
Review of last week
The first round of the WCHA playoffs was fairly predictable, with the higher seed winning in five of six series:
#1 St. Cloud State swept #12 Alaska Anchorage
#2 Minnesota swept ... Posted on 3/19/13 at 9:10 PM
Already Polk County’s biggest taxpayer at $2.7 million annually, Enbridge Pipelines soon may be paying twice that much. Two Enbridge representatives visited county commissioners Tuesday, answering questions and outlining the plans for building the Sandpiper Pipeline.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. remains unchanged this week, at 1,769. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota and Wyoming each gained three rigs and Alaska gained one.
Minnesota could soon take another step ahead in the transition to renewable energy. The state's utilities already are replacing coal-fired power plants with windmills, prompted by the state's landmark 2007 Next Generation Energy Act. Partly as a result, the state has a healthy wind power industry.
Grand Forks, like much of the country, is enjoying lower springtime gas prices, AAA North Dakota said Tuesday. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.463, 30.2 cents lower than a year ago.
North Dakota's oil tax fund has topped $1 billion in assets. The Legacy Fund gets 30 percent of the state's oil tax collections. None of the money can be spent until 2017, and even then it takes a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to dip into it.
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