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August 6, 2014
Hearing today on Sandpiper pipeline
ST. PAUL, Minn. — 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...
August 6, 2014 - 11:13pm
July 31, 2014
Honor the Earth takes Sandpiper protest to Brainerd
BRAINERD, Minn. — Honor the Earth, a group calling for rerouting Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline away from northern Minnesota,...
July 31, 2014 - 11:26pm
July 25, 2014
Paddling against the Sandpiper: Group canoes in protest against Enbridge pipeline
By Malachi Petersen Forum News Service BEMIDJI, Minn. — An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline...
July 25, 2014 - 11:57pm
July 24, 2014
Nolan: Move Sandpiper line to the 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...
July 24, 2014 - 11:33pm
July 12, 2014
Local talent, big jobs: Veteran-owned Bemidji surveying company that worked on Sandpiper pipeline keeps growing
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Inside an office room at Northwestern Surveying & Engineering, a wall is covered with taped up black and white maps. The...
July 12, 2014 - 11:47pm
July 8, 2014
Protesters ride against Sandpiper pipeline route
BACKUS, Minn. — Critics of a proposed Sandpiper pipeline route that would cut through Cass County in north-central Minnesota gathered Monday...
July 8, 2014 - 11:06pm
July 5, 2014
Crews scour Sandpiper pipeline route: Environmental, cultural review underway across northern Minnesota
WRENSHALL, Minn. — Charlie Peliska dug a mostly square hole about 18 inches deep and then sifted through the Carlton County dirt that he uncovered. The archeological technician was looking for signs of life long since passed — signs of significant human activity 50, 100 or even...
July 5, 2014 - 11:29pm
July 4, 2014
Sandpiper pipeline route spares Oakville prairie: Plans approved North Dakota PSC avoids natural reserve area
GRAND FORKS — Academics at the University of North Dakota breathed a collective sigh of relief when the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a Sandpiper oil pipeline route last week that skirts valuable research prairie. Oakville Prairie, a 960-acre piece of land about...
July 4, 2014 - 11:18pm
Enbridge says it is listening to Sandpiper pipeline concerns
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Enbridge is hearing the opposition to its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, company officials said this week. The 616-mile pipeline would carry 225,000 barrels of oil each day from western North Dakota to Superior, Wis. The company’s proposed route would take...
July 4, 2014 - 10:52pm
Another Enbridge pipeline proposed: Proposal would replace line from Canada to Wisconsin
DULUTH, Minn. — Enbridge Energy said Tuesday it plans to build yet another new oil pipeline through Minnesota, on top of two expansion projects...
March 4, 2014 - 11:39pm
UND says pipeline threatens prairie research
GRAND FORKS -- What looks like a flat piece of land is actually a treasure trove in the eyes of the University of North Dakota’s grassland ecologist, Kathryn Yurkonis. “I saw my first snowy owl this past fall out there,” she said. “It’s a really great precious resource...
March 4, 2014 - 11:58am
February 22, 2014
Other views: Reroute pipeline to avoid prairie
First, let’s be clear: As long as North Dakota produces oil, a lot of that oil will have to be shipped out of state. And over the long term, pipelines are the safest and most cost-effective way of moving oil. This very much includes any oil that winds up being shipped East. So,...
February 22, 2014 - 12:00am
February 6, 2014
Enbridge runs through spill drill ahead of Sandpiper project
GRAND FORKS — The scenario would be, to put it lightly, catastrophic. It’s a warm day, with a slight wind coming from the northwest. Sometime in the middle of the morning, an excavator accidently breaches a pipeline carrying crude oil near the Red River’s shore. A control...
February 6, 2014 - 6:44pm
December 30, 2013
Hearing dates set for Sandpiper Pipeline project
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Monday formally approved the public hearing dates and locations for Enbridge’s proposed Sandpiper Pipeline that would carry oil from western North Dakota to Wisconsin. The hearings will take place Feb. 19 at the University...
December 30, 2013 - 8:47pm
December 20, 2013
Forum addresses concerns about Sandpiper pipeline
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Environmental concerns were among the issues addressed this week at a forum about the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper oil pipeline. About 40 people gathered Wednesday at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids to hear information about the project. Park Rapids resident...
December 20, 2013 - 9:15pm