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August 8, 2014
Sandpiper hearing does little to clear up pipeline’s future
ST. PAUL -- The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline project got more complex Thursday as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved moving forward with both the original and an alternative pipeline route. The original route proposed by Canada-based Enbridge would run from near...
August 8, 2014 - 8:14am
August 7, 2014
Honor the Earth keeps up pressure on pipeline route
Honor the Earth, a group calling for rerouting Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline away from northern Minnesota, brought its outreach events to Brainerd on Thursday. The group waved signs just west of the Washington Street bridge stating its opposition to the 616-mile...
August 7, 2014 - 3:30pm
Hearing today on Sandpiper pipeline
ST.PAUL - The route for the controversial Sandpiper oil pipeline will be discussed today at a hearing before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The Enbridge pipeline project would transport oil from near Tioga in western North Dakota more than 600 miles to an Enbridge terminal...
August 7, 2014 - 9:45am
July 25, 2014
Nolan wants Enbridge Sandpiper route moved south
BRAINERD, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan voiced opposition Thursday to Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline route, which would cut across northern Minnesota. Citing environmental and economic concerns, the Minnesota Democrat issued a statement in which he spoke of potential...
news / government
July 25, 2014 - 8:01am
June 18, 2014
ND oil production hits 1 million barrels per day
North Dakota has surpassed the much-anticipated milestone of producing 1 million barrels of oil per day. The state produced an average of 1,001,149 barrels per day in April, according to preliminary figures released by the state Tuesday. North Dakota has been hovering around...
June 18, 2014 - 8:30am
May 30, 2014
Citizens group proposes alternative routes for Sandpiper pipeline
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A citizens group seeking to protect the region’s natural resources has come up with two alternative routes for Enbridge Corp.’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. The group, Friends of the Headwaters, has submitted the plans to the Minnesota Public Utilities...
May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
May 14, 2014
Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety. That does not set well with Gov. Mark Dayton and House Transportation Finance...
May 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
April 18, 2014
Indian environmentalists battle Sandpiper pipeline
ST. PAUL -- An American Indian environmental group led by nationally known Winona LaDuke is fighting a northern Minnesota oil pipeline. Honor the Earth officials say the Sandpiper pipeline is planned to go near or through some of the most environmentally fragile areas of the state,...
April 18, 2014 - 8:17am
April 16, 2014
Franken adds to push for more rail inspectors
MOORHEAD, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Al Franken spent part of Monday afternoon driving down Main Avenue alongside the railroad tracks in Moorhead, where five-plus trains haul millions of gallons of Bakken crude east through the city every day. That traffic – which Moorhead Mayor Del...
news / government
April 16, 2014 - 9:17am
April 2, 2014
Perham officials fear dangerous results from never-ending rail traffic
Every day, as many as 10 oil trains a day leave North Dakota and six to eight travel through Minnesota. They pass through places like Perham, a town of 3,000 in the heart of lakes country. The town may be small, but it is bustling with activity. On one side of the railroad tracks...
April 2, 2014 - 9:39am
March 26, 2014
Minnesota bills focus on communications during response to oil spills
ST. PAUL - North Dakota oil is a regular discussion item around the Minnesota Legislature, with improving communications among oil transportation companies, public safety officials and state government the latest topic. Primarily, lawmakers have concentrated on how to deal with...
news / legislative
March 26, 2014 - 8:22am
March 21, 2014
Enbridge pipeline hearing draws crowd
DULUTH -- Supporters and critics seemed about evenly divided among the nearly 300 people gathered Thursday night for a hearing on the proposed expansion of Enbridge Energy’s Alberta Clipper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. About half the people testifying supported Enbridge’s...
March 21, 2014 - 8:39am
March 19, 2014
Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
ST. PAUL -- Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. "It takes just one of these trains at the wrong place at the wrong time for a catastrophe," Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, told fellow members...
news / legislative
March 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Oil traffic causes BNSF slowdown
No, it’s not your imagination — there have been more Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains parked idling in the area than there used to be. Blame the brutal winter and the oil boom in North Dakota. BNSF pretty much pioneered use of tanker cars linked together to move...
March 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 6, 2014
Minnesota lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
ST. PAUL – Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly volatile oil moves from the Bakken oilfields through Minnesota. “We are at...
news / legislative
March 6, 2014 - 9:30am