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Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 1)

With the oil boom in North Dakota and demand for domestic oil growing, there’s a need for silica sand that’s used to drill for the oil.

05/07/2013

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Frack Sand Co. Agrees To Voluntary Review In Minn.

A sand mining company has agreed to a voluntary environmental review of two mines it’s proposing for Winona County.

02/21/2013

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5 Car Tips For Frigid Temps

The cold weather can be really tough on your car, and it can be hard to wade through all the information about the best ways to keep it running well.

02/01/2013

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The Reasons Behind Gas Spike In Minnesota

The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?

01/31/2013

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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Spokesperson: Bachmann ‘Tar Baby’ Quote Not Racial

A spokeswoman says U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wasn’t referring to race when she used the term “tar baby” to attack President Barack Obama’s energy policy.

04/20/2012

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ND Senator: Oil Money Trust Talks Should Begin

A North Dakota lawmaker says the state’s oil trust fund could have $1 billion by June 2013.

03/15/2012

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School Break Not Much Fun In ND Oil Country

Spring break in northwestern North Dakota’s oil-producing region isn’t much fun for students who are living in campers and hotel rooms.

03/11/2012

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Good Question: What Happens To North Dakota’s Oil?

With gas prices rising some lawmakers are talking about increasing domestic production of oil as a possible solution. Those of us in Minnesota are looking at the success of oil exploration efforts in North Dakota and asking: What’s happening to all of North Dakota’s oil?

03/05/2012

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Is Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles Necessary?

Just how often do you get the oil changed in your ride? California is trying to get car owners to change their oil less often, saying the 3,000-mile interval is wasting oil.

12/16/2011

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Gas Prices Falling Quicker?

At this time last year, crude oil was around $80 a barrel and gasoline prices were around $2.80 a gallon. On Tuesday, crude oil is close to $80 and gas is around $3.40. So, why aren’t gas prices that low now?

09/27/2011

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Gas Prices Dropping In The Twin Cities

Leaves aren’t the only thing dropping this fall, you may have noticed prices at the pump falling too.

09/26/2011

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Bachmann Says She’d Consider Everglades Drilling

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she would consider oil and natural gas drilling in the Everglades if it can be done without harming the environment.

08/29/2011

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