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April 3, 2020
Unleaded gas was selling for $1.85 Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Kwik Trip on 27th Avenue West in Duluth. A glut of oil on the market and a drop in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak have caused gas prices to fall to historic lows.  (Clint Austin /
As oil prices drop, so do Northland gasoline prices
April 3, 2020 - 6:36pm
April 1, 2020
A crew from Wanzek Construction was spotted Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 hanging from one of the Willmar wind turbines as they completed maintenance on the blades. Willmar Municipal Utilities General Manager John Harren said the work is normal for blades that have been spinning round for over a decade. The turbines have wear along the edges and fiberglass repairs are needed. Steve Ammermann / West Central Tribune
Carbon emissions down in Minnesota power sector, report says
April 1, 2020 - 5:51pm
Floorhands work through cold temperatures and whipping winds on the floor of Whiting Petroleum Corp. oil drilling rig southwest of Belfield, N.D., on Monday, April 22, 2013. Forum News Service file photo
Bakken giant Whiting files for bankruptcy amid massive drop in oil prices
April 1, 2020 - 1:03pm
An oil well pumps at sunrise in western North Dakota's Bakken Formation. Forum News Service file photo
Whiting Petroleum, a major player in North Dakota oil boom, files for bankruptcy
April 1, 2020 - 11:54am
March 30, 2020
Oil spilled into McKenzie County creek
March 30, 2020 - 3:10pm
March 29, 2020
Rigging equipment on June 4, 2015. REUTERS / Cooper Neill
ND oil regulators relax well requirements to avoid forcing well closures during price plunge
March 29, 2020 - 8:00am
March 25, 2020
Produced water spill in Billings County impacts rangeland
March 25, 2020 - 3:21pm
March 23, 2020
A rod mill is seen at the PolyMet processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, which will be used to crush metal-bearing rock from half-sized pieces to small pieces of gravel as part of the process of extracting copper, nickel and other metals from the mine. (2013 file/News Tribune)
Court of Appeals sends PolyMet's air permits back to MPCA, says agency should have considered larger mine potential
March 23, 2020 - 2:56pm
March 17, 2020
An oil well pumps at sunrise in western North Dakota's Bakken Formation. Forum News Service file photo
North Dakota oil producers' cash flow could drop 50-60% due to price war, coronavirus
March 17, 2020 - 6:59pm
March 16, 2020
Ron Ness
Gas prices around $2 a gallon could be trouble for North Dakota in long run
March 16, 2020 - 1:43pm
March 14, 2020
Screen shot of the Line 3 routes on the interactive map available from the MPCA's Line 3 website:
Regulators nix Line 3 public meetings over coronavirus concerns
March 14, 2020 - 7:01pm
March 9, 2020
Oil prices crash as coronavirus fears soar and price war begins. Forum News Service file photo
Oil prices plunge as coronavirus fears soar and price war begins
March 9, 2020 - 5:15pm
March 2, 2020
Tyler Lande and Karl Wagner, of Duluth, monitor data from solar panels they are testing Sunday afternoon in Duluth. (Clint Austin /
Duluth couple's plan to develop 'snow-worthy' solar panels advances in Department of Energy competition
March 2, 2020 - 8:00pm
February 27, 2020
A tanker truck passes by an Enbridge storage tank. Forum News Service file photo
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency releases draft Line 3 water permit
February 27, 2020 - 8:24pm
Minnesota Supreme Court will hear Minntac permit case
February 27, 2020 - 6:21pm