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Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north

December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis.

With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short …continue reading on dglobe.com

Wet weather dries up wood supply

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — If the first wave of crisp autumn air has you thinking about buying your firewood load to burn this winter, think again.

Crimped by a wet spring and summer that kept loggers out of the woods, and on the heels of last year’s long, hard…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dream boat

August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — It’s what you can’t see that shows the boat making experience of Marcel LaFond. The owner of the Symphony Boat Co. has spent most of his life studying how boats are made — from actual design to business models. He’s been a careful …continue reading on dglobe.com

Brock’s battle: Beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma

August 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This is part one in a two-part series on 19-year-old Alexandria resident Brock Wood, who has overcome a battle with cancer to kayak the Mississippi for a cause now near to his heart. Continue Reading

Company helping to turn downed branches into fuel

April 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A Sioux Falls wood recycling company is helping to turn streets of downed trees into energy.
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Urban sawmill turns fallen trees into goods

January 1, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

If a tree has an afterlife, Cindy Siewert can find it. She owns Wood From the Hood, a business that recycles trees into furniture, walls and flooring. It’s a way for the owners of a beloved tree to make it part of their lives — recycling memories and wood at the same time. Continue Reading

Friendly fiber

November 27, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

A city of Worthington employee moves some of the 180 cubic yards of engineered wood fiber that is being placed this week to promote safety at various playgrounds around the community. Continue Reading

Women, children hurt in rural Wood Lake, Minn., crash

November 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS Two women and six children were taken to Marshall Avera Hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Sunday south of Wood Lake. Continue Reading

Wood Lake Battlefield to be dedicated

September 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WOOD LAKE BATTLEFIELD Since 1910, a one-acre site with a monument has been all that marked the final battle of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and it is in the wrong location.
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Taking a sesquicentennial tour of U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862

August 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

There is heightened interest as Minnesota marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862.
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