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Minnesota planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

LITTLE CANADA — Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then.

“If the accident would just wait for two years, …continue reading on

Study shows Aberdeen, Harrisburg, Canton and Mobridge in or near oil train ‘blast zones’

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Some South Dakota communities are in or near what one environmental group calls the “blast zones” of railroads that carry oil shipments from North Dakota and Canada.

The group ForestEthics has put together a searchable map at explosive-crude-b…continue reading on

Funeral Saturday for bicycling mom killed in crash

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mary Divine

St. Paul Pioneer Press

STEEN, Minn. — Andrea Boeve had one of those 1,000-watt smiles that could light up a room. Her laugh, friends say, was loud and happy and contagious.

“I wish you could have heard it,” said Leah Ste…continue reading on

Spend July 4 with family and friends, not in the hospital

June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sarah Buhs

Cloquet Area Fire District


Flying or exploding fireworks are illegal in Minnesota, but legal fireworks like sparklers — which can burn up to 1,200 degrees — can be just as dangerous and cause injury.

Fireworks injure…continue reading on

Mosquito spraying scheduled in Mitchell for Thursday

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Dept. will spray the City of Mitchell for mosquitoes between 9 p.m. and midnight tonight, June 19. Residents are asked to stay indoors during the spraying and keep pets inside or in the backyard.

With the recent r…continue reading on

Lightning blamed for two house fires Saturday

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BIGELOW — One home was heavily damaged and another had roof damage after taking direct hits from lightning strikes Saturday morning near Bigelow and Rushmore.

The Bigelow Fire Department was dispatched at 8:19 a.m. Saturday to the Scott and Laur…continue reading on

Bomb squad called for suspicious backpacks found outside Cottage Grove armory

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

COTTAGE GROVE — A bomb squad was called to Cottage Grove Monday morning after suspicious backpacks were found outside the National Guard Armory.

National Guard staff called police after they arrived around 7 a.m. and found two unattended backpac…continue reading on

New safety requirements set for Keystone pipeline

May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Joan Lowy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg o…continue reading on

Patchwork of SD driver’s ed programs under review

May 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has begun reviewing the state’s assortment of driver’s education programs, and one instructor says she would be open to more teaching guidance.

Legislators and state …continue reading on

Blue Mounds State Park finds E. coli in water system

May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Blue Mounds State Park Manager Chris Ingebretsen is hoping follow-up testing completed Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health will provide the all-clear after the park’s main water system tested positive for E. coli bacteria last …continue reading on

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