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Reality Check: Low Gas Prices

Just when you thought gas prices couldn’t go any lower – they did.
Some Twin Cities gas stations are now selling gas for lower than $2.30 a gallon, a windfall for consumers.

12/11/2014

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Gas Prices Still Plummeting Prior To Thanksgiving Travel

It’s going to cost you a lot less to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving holiday. Global demand for oil is down and supply is up.

11/24/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Overnighters’ & ‘Li’l Quinquin’ Reviewed

Sweet Lord in heaven, what a movie. This tough, tragic documentary by filmmaker Jesse Moss is one of the year’s best, and it should probably be required watching for anyone in the Midwest.

11/21/2014

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St. Paul Native Arrested After Protesting Keystone Pipeline

A 22-year-old St. Paul native was arrested Tuesday after protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate Chamber.

11/19/2014

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Good Question: What Is The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 – 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they’d bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.

11/18/2014

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Franken, Klobuchar ‘No’ On Keystone

Minnesota’s senators were both “no” votes as a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline went down by a single vote. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were expected to line up against the proposal even before Tuesday evening’s vote. It failed 59-41.

11/18/2014

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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.

10/28/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-15-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

HUMP DAY! Click the link above for highlights from Wednesday’s show.

10/15/2014

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Cities Begin New Training For Hazardous Material Transportation

For the first time, Minnesota cities are required to partner with the state for safety training on the transportation of oil and other hazardous materials.

10/09/2014

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ND Luxury Man Camps Offer Amenities For Roughnecks

Worker accommodations in North Dakota’s oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style “man camps” might imply that roughness of life, too.

10/05/2014

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Lawmakers Call Congested Freight Rails A ‘Growing Crisis’

Minnesota lawmakers are turning up the heat on the state’s major railroads to do something to alleviate congestion that’s costing the state millions of dollars.

09/30/2014

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Dayton Asks For Added ND Oil Train Safety

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota. Dayton made the request Tuesday in a letter to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

09/23/2014

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.

08/25/2014

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Roundtables Aim At Improving Oil Train Prep

The first of several Minnesota roundtables on oil train safety has focused on keeping freight lines operating safely, efficiently and with as little disruption as more oil from neighboring North Dakota crosses the state.

08/11/2014

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Railroads, Pipeline Companies To Pay For Safety

A new Minnesota law aims to protect the state from hazards created by increasing amounts of oil passing through Minnesota by rail and pipeline. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. The law requires railroad and oil pipeline companies operating in Minnesota to help pay for training and emergency preparedness programs.

05/20/2014

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