The state is on track to overtake California and Alaska in oil production. It would trail only Texas. The state now pumps out about 444,000 barrels a day.
Ex-hockey standout from Minneapolis reported missing
She was last seen December 1.
Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter
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After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus
But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.
Deputy Chief Amelia Huffman named interim chief of the Minneapolis PD
She lives in Uptown and has been with the MPD for 27 years.
Twin Cities radio DJ who worked extensively with Prince dies
He was an icon in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene.
Deputy injured when fleeing suspect crashes into his vehicle
The 34-year-old deputy was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Vineeta Sawkar named as WCCO Radio’s new morning host
She succeeds the legendary Dave Lee, who retired earlier this year.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, December 7
The latest from the state health department.
Footloose! Duluth scraps Prohibition-era ban on unlicensed dancing
Establishments had to have a license to allow the public to dance.
2 armed suspects rob victim at U of M concert hall
The two suspects pointed guns at the victim.
Nine police agencies called in for crowd control after 2 shot in West St. Paul
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North Dakota sets another record for crude oil production
Mild winter weather helped boost activity. North Dakota produced more than 558,000 barrels per day in February. The oil rich region passed California in January to be the third largest oil producer and could soon overtake No. 2 Alaska.
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 might be producing more oil than OPEC member Ecuador
The Bemidji Pioneer says North Dakota was filling nearly as many barrels as the country of Ecuador was last month, and it may have already surpassed it. And experts say production will continue to ramp up -- fast.
North Dakota oil drillers set another production record
Records from the state's Department of Natural Resources show North Dakota produced 18.3 million barrels of crude in April -- up from 17.9 million barrels in March. Minnesota's western neighbor has surpassed Alaska to take the No. 2 slot among the states. Natural gas production also set a record in April.
Prosperity from oil boom in North Dakota flows into Minnesota
The oil rush has many Minnesotans heading west in search of big paychecks.
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