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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
September 2, 2016
Enbridge suspends pursuit of Sandpiper Pipeline approval
SUPERIOR, Wis.—Enbridge announced late Thursday it plans to suspend the Sandpiper Pipeline, citing changes in market conditions and Minnesota...
September 2, 2016 - 10:09am
April 25, 2016
Commentary: Input encouraged at public meetings on proposed pipeline projects
We encourage your participation in the Sandpiper Pipeline and Line 3 Replacement Projects’ series of public scoping meetings hosted by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Commerce. Beginning April 25 and continuing through May 11, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC)...
April 25, 2016 - 9:47am
April 20, 2016
Park Rapids to host pipeline meetings May 3
Staff from the Department of Commerce, the Public Utilities Commission and Enbridge/North Dakota Pipeline Company will be hosting public comment meetings regarding the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline on May 3 in Park Rapids. These public meetings will provide Minnesotans an opportunity...
April 20, 2016 - 1:59am
April 9, 2016
Enbridge protestors found guilty of trespassing
A judge on Friday rejected the defense of three men who were arrested during an anti-pipeline demonstration inside Enbridge Energy’s downtown Duluth offices in November. Scot Bol, 64, and Jesse Peterson, 35, of Duluth, and Thane Maxwell, 32, of Minneapolis, were among seven protesters...
April 9, 2016 - 2:45pm
February 20, 2016
Enbridge pushes back pipeline projects
Another delay on the time table of two oil pipeline projects in northern Minnesota has opponents of the projects declaring victory. Enbridge...
February 20, 2016 - 6:48am
February 18, 2016
Enbridge says Sandpiper, Line 3 replacement pipelines delayed to 2019
Enbridge Inc's U.S. arm also said costs of both projects will be higher, but did not disclose amounts. The 616-mile, $2.6 billion Sandpiper project involves two new pipeline legs that stretch from North Dakota through Minnesota, then to Wisconsin. The company originally planned...
February 18, 2016 - 3:39pm
February 7, 2016
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper 'unreasonable'
Enbridge Energy on Monday called an order by regulators in the Sandpiper pipeline permitting process “unlawful and unreasonable” and requested it be altered. The company’s complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement, or environmental study of the proposed crude...
February 7, 2016 - 10:57am
December 21, 2015
PUC resumes Enbridge pipeline permit process
Now that the potential for a Minnesota Supreme Court showdown is out of the question, two proposed Enbridge oil pipelines will resume their trips through the regulatory approval journey. The state Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to instruct government organizations to begin...
December 21, 2015 - 11:44am
December 13, 2015
Enbridge pipeline projects stuck in regulatory ‘quagmire’
Small-town coffee shops. State commission hearings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals. Two Enbridge pipeline projects that would traverse northern Minnesota have been discussed in just about every venue in the state – and there’s still so much more to do before the Sandpiper and...
December 13, 2015 - 9:35am
October 21, 2015
Enbridge, PUC turn to Minn. Supreme Court for ruling
Attorneys for both Enbridge Energy and state regulators have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to take up a ruling that overturned a permit for the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline. In September, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s...
October 21, 2015 - 2:27pm
September 16, 2015
Nature of Line 3 at heart of lawsuit
The decision of a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department could hinge on whether or not an Enbridge pipeline project is considered a completely new pipeline. Judge Michael Davis on Thursday heard arguments from both sides of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the White Earth...
September 16, 2015 - 1:39pm
Court overturns initial state Sandpiper ruling, orders environmental survey
Minnesota regulators must rewind their work on the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline after a state Appeals Court panel Monday overturned a June decision that the project is needed. The judicial panel ruled that a comprehensive environmental study about the pipeline’s impact as it crosses...
September 16, 2015 - 1:34pm
September 14, 2015
Court orders environmental study before Sandpiper pipeline can proceed
A judicial panel overturned a state commission decision that a crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is needed, at least until the project's environmental impact can be studied. It was not immediately clear what impact Monday's Minnesota Appeals Court decision could have on construction...
September 14, 2015 - 3:47pm
August 26, 2015
Commentary: Enbridge dedicated to pipeline integrity management
During the Public Utilities Commission and Department of Commerce’s public information and scoping meetings for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project in Park Rapids last week there were numerous questions about the deactivation of Line 3 once the new Line 3 is constructed, pending...
August 26, 2015 - 10:51am
August 24, 2015
Pipeline's polarized views; Public speaks up on Line 3 pipeline replacement project
The Line 3 replacement argument has a classical risk/benefit analysis for building a crude oil pipeline that would skirt Hubbard County if approved....
August 24, 2015 - 1:16pm