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Energy Transfer proposes crude oil pipeline from ND to Illinois

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Energy Transfer Partners announced this week it has commitments from shippers to move forward with a 1,100-mile crude oil pipeline from North Dakota to Patoka, Ill.

The Bakken Pipeline would transport 320,000 barrels of Bakken oil per…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

George McGovern recalled as a pastor in 1940s Illinois

November 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Before becoming widely known as a liberal Democrat, George McGovern spent a brief period in a resort area near Mundelein, Ill., crafting sermons and tending to a modest congregation. Continue Reading

Vertical skydiving world record broken in Illinois

August 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, a group of nearly 140 skydivers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down in a massive snowflake formation in northern Illinois. Continue Reading

Research remains murky on danger of Asian carp invasion

July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HAVANA, Ill. As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.
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Corn farmers mow fields as drought worsens

July 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought. Continue Reading

Some corn farmers mow fields as drought worsens

July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought. Continue Reading

Romney ‘almost there,’ he says, as more dollars, endorsements shift his direction

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fresh off a decisive victory in Illinois, Mitt Romney today won critical establishment support from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as he looks to unite the Republican Party behind his candidacy. Romney said he’s “almost there” after pursuing the GOP nomination for six years, and there are fresh signs that big GOP donors and other party figures will follow Bush’s lead after sitting on the sidelines for much of the primary season. Continue Reading

Romney defeats Santorum in GOP primary in Illinois

March 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary for his third big-state win in a row and padding his already-formidable lead in the race for convention delegates. Continue Reading

Romney wins again

March 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Former Mass. Governor edges out Santorum in Ill.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease Tuesday night, trumping Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue Reading

Romney takes early lead over Santorum in Illinois

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Backed by a crushing television ad advantage, Mitt Romney jumped ahead of Rick Santorum in early returns from the Illinois primary Tuesday night, bidding for yet another industrial-state triumph in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue Reading