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By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer In the shadow of a state decision Thursday to study alternative routes for the proposed $2.6 billion Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, politicians weighed in on whether to wait for new and different pathways through Minnesota or go ahead with Enbridge Energy's original proposed plan. Enbridge, a Calgary-based energy company, has said studying alternative routes could delay the project by at least three years, and buildin
DETROIT LAKES – A Minot man stabbed three men from Canada early Thursday at a campground near the WE Fest concert venue, leaving them with wounds that were not life-threatening, the Becker County Sheriff’s Department said.
By Bryce Haugen / Wadena Pioneer Journal Wadena County Sheriff's Office arrested a rural Menahga woman after she allegedly fled authorities in her vehicle, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour Friday evening. The incident started about 11:50 p.m. when a citizen called into the sheriff's office to report poor driving behavior. A deputy located the vehicle a short time later on County Road 23 and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
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 in Superior, Wis. The project has been met with some resistance in northern Minnesota by groups such as Honor the Earth and Friends of the Headwaters. The groups have been among
By Mike Nowatzki / The Forum North Dakota oil regulators and industry officials expressed bewilderment Wednesday over why a federal agency has singled out Bakken crude oil as more volatile than other U.S. crudes when an industry analysis yielded data similar to a government study but deemed the oil as safe as other crudes.
Though the Main Stage at the Soo Pass Ranch won't be open for business until Thursday afternoon, the 32nd annual WE Fest officially kicks off tonight and Wednesday with two free nights of music. The Barn Stage (located adjacent to the Ranch House Saloon, on the north side of the main concert bowl) will open its doors to the general public at 8 p.m., with local favorites Silverado set to take the stage at 9 p.m. They will be followed by two other well-known regional acts, Redline at 10:30 p.m.
DEERWOOD, Minn. - Two men were pulled from a central Minnesota lake Friday by a citizen who witnessed an ultralight aircraft crashing into the lake, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reported.
BRAINERD, Minn. - A Denver man who allegedly ran over a 21-year-old Greenwood woman Saturday evening when she fell off the boat he was driving on Whitefish Lake faces criminal charges.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony, after prosecutors allege he left his baggie of methamphetamine on a gas station counter.
FARGO – Two St. Cloud women are accused of using a Taser to rob a man who they claim had stiffed one of them on the bill after he’d agreed to pay for sex. According to charges filed Thursday in Cass County District Court, Fargo police responded about 1:45 a.m. Thursday to a report of a robbery at an apartment.