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Review: 'The Death of Kings,' by Rennie Airth

FICTION: New evidence turns up years after a man is executed for an actress' death.

Rebuilt trout streams benefit anglers and fish

Earth-ripping work has helped restore more than 60 miles of trout streams in the past five years in western Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota. The big machines strip away thick layers of bank sediment that destroy trout habitat.

Northern Oil top executive was investor in loan package under SEC investigation

Inquiry looks at stock movement that yielded millions in payouts.

State's largest wind farm yet proposed in southwest Minnesota

Nobles 2 Power Partners wind project would be larger than the nearby Nobles Wind Farm.

Large solar project approved near Marshall, Minn. for Xcel Energy customers

Regulators approve second major solar farm to serve Xcel Energy customers.

Appeals panel upholds fraud conviction of Bixby Energy CEO Bob Walker

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Walker's claims that he was naive.

No change in review process for Minnesota crude oil pipelines

Enbridge Energy said the timetable causes unreasonable delay

Higher electric rates for Otter Tail Power customers

But Minnesota regulators order scaled-back interim rate hike

First Midwest cellulosic ethanol plant is producing tank-car loads of fuel

Poet Inc. is shipping fuel from Iowa facility, which could hit full output by year's end.

Xcel faces a big investment to keep its nuclear units going

The high cost of upgrading 40-year-old nuclear reactors is confronting the utility again, with $487 million in needed upgrades at its Prairie Island facility by 2020.