Some lawmakers in South Dakota want to show their support for hydraulic fracturing, a controversial process that uses water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to extract oil and gas from rock in the earth. The process has opened up new energy sources and driven down the cost of natural gas, but critics say it pollutes groundwater, and the EPA is studying it closely.
Armed robbery suspect sought in two south metro investigations
The incidents took place at credit unions in Savage and Apple Valley.
Former Twin Cities plastic surgeon charged with sex crimes
Christopher Kovanda is accused of inappropriately touching woman under the guise of providing medical care.
Minnesota man accused of murder in Chicago is arrested in Alabama
A 26-year-old man from a small town on the Iowa border is accused of murdering a Greyhound bus employee.
Support for Shakopee Public Schools employee diagnosed with cancer
The media specialist has been transitioned to hospice care recently.
Big November snowstorms uncommon in MN, but snowfall is increasing
This week's 8.4 inches at MSP Airport was one of the biggest November storms in the Twin Cities since 1991.
New coffee shop brings taste of the North Shore to Minnetonka
Base Camp Coffee & Provisions is now open.
Minnesota nurses take vote on whether to hold second strike
The results will be determined Wednesday night.
OCD, irritable bowel syndrome added to MN's medical marijuana list
They are the two latest qualifying medical conditions for Minnesota's marijuana program.
Fundraiser created for family-owned Cô Tu' Oriental Cuisine after shooting
Support from the community will go towards medical expenses and overhead costs for the restaurant.
Police: Minnesota murder suspect arrested in Texas
Erica Roberts has been on the run since March.
Jackknifed semis close I-35 northbound near Faribault
There are icy conditions across Minnesota
Winona mining company sues Eau Claire County over moratorium on silica mines
High Country Sand wants the court to order the county to move forward with reviewing and approving its application to build a silica sand mine. The county says it put the moratorium in place to give officials time to review whether silica sand mining warrants new rules to protect health and the environment. Silica sand is used in hydraulic fracturing, a process that releases oil and natural gas from the earth.
North Dakota State University scientists could help extract oil and natural gas
The Fargo Forum reports researchers are studying the composition of clay samples that could be used in the hydraulic fracturing process.
North Dakota overtakes California to become nation's third largest oil producer
The controversial hydraulic fracturing process, which extracts oil from shale, has boosted our neighbor's oil output to more than a half-million barrels a day. The oil rush has also helped drive down unemployment, with oil companies claiming there are more jobs than people.
North Dakota oil flow hits a bottleneck in northwestern MN
The flow of crude oil from North Dakota's fields is backing up at a terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota. The Canadian company that owns the terminal says the outgoing pipeline is operating at capacity and needs an upgrade. But a North Dakota competitor suspects the company is favoring tar sands oil from north of the border.
'Fracking' brings new business to Duluth port
New cargo is arriving in the Twin Ports. Ships are delivering "frack" sand from Russia bound for western oilfields. Hydraulic fracturing, which is used to break up rock and release oil and gas, has stirred up some controversy because of environmental worries.
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