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In North Dakota’s oil, gas country, the air’s just fine

 BISMARCK, N.D. — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced emissions rules for power plants President Obama says are needed to protect the health of Americans. But in North Dakota, where the rapid pace of oil development exists alongside what industry sources say is an 800-year supply of lignite coal, that argument doesn’t seem to match the

Coldest air in nearly two decades filtered in from the Upper Midwest all the way to the Southeast

 After pounding the Midwest and Great Lakes during the weekend, snow from Winter Storm Ion started to move into the East. But the snow is just part one. The coldest air in nearly two decades filtered in from the Upper Midwest all the way to the Southeast. “The streets tonight are like ice skating rinks,” said The Weather Channel meteorologist