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Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
Alabama high court orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses
Williston traffic stop nets $45,000 worth of drugs, paraphernalia
Dayton plans Mexico trade trip
Willmar man admits stabbing stepgrandmother
crime and courts
BOYS BASKETBALL: Riders cruise into semifinals
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tuesday's results
BOYS BASKETBALL: Tuesday's results
PREP CLIPBOARD: Girls basketball
MEN'S BASKETBALL: One final heartbreaker for UND
'Over the counter' birth control pills might save public money
Justified episode to feature Fargo native Nick Fink
Vets urge pet owners to vaccinate pets as parvo cases increase
Grand Forks team developing therapeutic antibody for canine parvovirus infections
Fargo man gets past blind audition round on NBC’s ‘The Voice’
life & style
Ice houses removed from Minnesota Lakes as season ends
The lake trout grow big on Saganaga Lake along the Canadian border
DOUG LEIER: Bald eagles weren't always abundant in N.D.
NICE FISH: Big catches this week
OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Fat tire time trials ... Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Day ...
THE ONLOOKER: Good advice from the governor about higher ed
THAT REMINDS ME: 1990 flood threat prompted talk of dike
OUR OPINION: Grand Forks deserves more info about police shooting
OUR OPINION: ND lawmakers signal distrust to higher-ed board
LLOYD OMDAHL: Legislative damage is sustainable -- so far
Police: Officer opens fire after truck rams squad car
March 10, 2014
Four new gases that harm ozone layer found, despite bans
Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the Earth's protective ozone layer, despite bans on almost all production of similar gases under a 1987 treaty, a study showed on Sunday.
March 10, 2014 - 12:41pm
Minnesota winter depleting road salt supplies; cities add sand to mix
Minnesota’s roads may be going on a low-salt diet. After a brutal winter, supplies are running so low that many cities are starting to cut their salt use by mixing in sand. If March brings another snowstorm or two, salt supplies could run out — and cities will be forced...
news / region
March 10, 2014 - 8:30am
UMC students are keeping an eye on Crookston’s kestrels
Even though he hasn’t seen a real one yet, Andy Albertsen is out to save the kestrels. The University of Minnesota-Crookston senior has launched the Crookston Kestrel Watch Project to study them after a professor suggested the project as a way to delve deeper into Albertsen’s...
news / region
March 10, 2014 - 6:00am
March 7, 2014
Eastern Minnesota air pollution a danger today
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the alert this morning, saying air quality is unhealthy for groups of people such as those with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, the elderly, children and people who participate in activities requiring extended or heavy exertion....
March 7, 2014 - 9:46am
March 3, 2014
New U.S. fuel standards aim to cut asthma, heart attacks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which...
news / business
March 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 1, 2014
UND: Enbridge's proposed pipeline threatens prairie research
What looks like a flat piece of land is actually a treasure trove in the eyes of UND’s grassland ecologist Kathryn Yurkonis. “I saw my first snowy owl this past fall out there,” she said. “It’s a really great precious resource that we have.” Yurkonis was referring...
news / local
March 1, 2014 - 11:30pm
In N.D. visit, EPA chief says Obama, agency not out to destroy industry
BEULAH, N.D. — If there’s a war on coal, the top environmental regulator in the nation said Friday that she isn’t waging it. Speaking during a roundtable discussion that included the North Dakota congressional delegation and energy industry leaders at the Dakota Gasification...
news / region
March 1, 2014 - 5:47am
February 28, 2014
JASON BOHRER: Welcome to N.D., the state that ‘has it all’
BISMARCK — When Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy visits North Dakota today to meet with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., she will get a close-up look at why North Dakotans are happy and flourishing. In fact, a recent Gallup survey took note of our...
opinion / op-ed columns
February 28, 2014 - 4:45am
February 24, 2014
Justices question Obama climate change regulations
The Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday over whether the administration of President Barack Obama exceeded its authority in trying to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Justice Anthony Kennedy would seem to hold the swing vote on the nine-member high court, with conservative...
February 24, 2014 - 3:46pm
February 20, 2014
Coalition launching campaign against N.D. conservation measure
A coalition is launching a campaign Thursday against a proposed ballot measure that would set aside North Dakota oil extraction tax revenue to create a Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Fund. North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation, led by the Greater North Dakota Chamber, is holding...
February 20, 2014 - 10:24am
February 17, 2014
Environmental groups split on proposal for Minnesota recycling deposit boost
Environmentalists are usually unified, marching shoulder-to-shoulder to help Planet Earth. But not on this issue. A proposal to charge a 10-cent deposit for bottles and cans in Minnesota has sparked an unusual split among the greens. Proponents say twice as many bottles...
news / region
February 17, 2014 - 4:45am
February 2, 2014
Conservation amendment would spend gusher of money
MONTPELIER, N.D. — I am all for investing in preserving the outdoor heritage of our state, but the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment is not an investment. It’s a special-interest payout. The proposed constitutional measure would allocate 5 percent of the oil extraction...
opinion / letters
February 2, 2014 - 9:30am
January 31, 2014
No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says
Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline. The U.S. State Department issued its final Environmental Impact Statement...
news / region
January 31, 2014 - 8:00pm
February 27, 2012
Mike Lukes, Grand Forks, letter: Berg, Hoeven both get failing grades in conservation
GRAND FORKS -- With more than 7 billion people on our planet, it is impossible to keep doing what we want with what we want whenever and not do harm to others and our home, the Earth. We know that the resources we use to power our lifestyles are limited and the conventional fuels...
letters / opinion
February 27, 2012 - 12:05am