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Electric power pole burned, fire was controlled burn near Litchfield, Minn.

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD The Litchfield Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to contain a controlled burn that started an electrical pole on fire. Continue Reading

Senior adviser to Secretary of Interior tours Minnesota River

November 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in the state’s namesake watershed, and produced something once unimaginable.
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Police shoot, kill bear in St. Paul neighborhood

April 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

St. Paul police said concern for public safety led officers to shoot and kill a black bear roaming the Frogtown neighborhood. Continue Reading

Price of natural gas falls below $2 for first time in more than a decade

April 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The price of natural gas has dropped below $2 for the first time in more than a decade. Continue Reading

Moving into the Bakken: Montana company looks to reduce flare emissions in western North Dakota

March 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A Billings, Mont., company will try to put the smoke out of gas flares in western North Dakota while it waits for pipe to be laid to collect the “commodity.” Continue Reading

Xcel Energy sees 4th-quarter income rise 4%

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Xcel Energy Inc. said today that fourth-quarter net income rose 4 percent as it charged customers higher rates for electricity and natural gas.
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DNR hires invasive species specialist to serve west central Minnesota region

January 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HUTCHINSON Nicholas Brown will serve as the primary contact for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in a 13-county area of south-central Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Clara City approves natural gas franchise

January 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

CLARA CITY City Council members in Clara City unanimously approved a franchise agreement that will bring natural gas service to the community by the end of the year.
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Coahran to lead Spicer fisheries office, New London hatchery

January 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SPICER Dave Coahran will lead the Department of Natural Resources’s fisheries staff in Spicer as supervisor, according to an announcement by the DNR today. Continue Reading

Minnesota DNR plans aggressive effort against aquatic invasive species

January 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SAINT PAUL The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species this year. Continue Reading