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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

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Fuel-Hauling Trains Could Derail At 10 A Year

The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

02/22/2015

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Congress Set To Pass Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

02/11/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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Low Prices Raise Alarm In North Dakota Oil Patch

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers.

02/02/2015

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Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

01/29/2015

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

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Both Sides In Keystone XL Debate Bend Facts

Let’s check some of the claims about the pipeline as a bill approving it heads toward likely passage by the Republican-led Senate and a veto by President Barack Obama.

01/29/2015

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New ND Revenue Forecast Assumes $4B Shortfall In Oil Revenue

North Dakota lawmakers have adopted a revised revenue forecast that reflects a more than $4 billion shortfall in oil revenue due to the slumping price of crude.

01/29/2015

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Low Oil Prices A Bonus For Minnesota Railroad Regulators

Lower gas prices have had an added bonus in Minnesota beyond fatter wallets: Train traffic is leveling off, giving regulators space to refocus on safety issues, a state railroad official told lawmakers Wednesday. “That’s the good news. It gives us a little breathing space,” Dave Christianson, a rail planner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, told a state House committee.

01/21/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee———–John Hines 1-8-15

Congrats to the new KLONDIKE KATE who talked with John Hines this morning. Click the link above to listen back to the interview.

01/08/2015

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Senate Panel Takes Up Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat

A Senate committee has taken up a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline with plans to move it toward the full Senate, despite a veto threat from the White House. Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski says lawmakers shouldn’t be deterred by President Barack Obama’s threat. She notes the bill has Democratic supporters and came within one vote of passing last year.

01/08/2015

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Hearings Begin On Sandpiper Oil Pipeline Across Minnesota

A battle is underway over plans to build a 300-mile crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota’s lakes region. Public hearings are being held this week to consider the pros and cons of bringing more crude oil from North Dakota oil fields via an underground pipeline to a terminal in Superior, Wis.

01/05/2015

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ND Lawmakers May Halt Pork Spending Amid Slipping Oil Prices

Before North Dakota’s treasury was overflowing with oil revenues, state lawmakers in the ultra-conservative state were notoriously stingy in spending taxpayer money.

01/04/2015

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Reality Check: Low Gas Prices

Just when you thought gas prices couldn’t go any lower – they did.
Some Twin Cities gas stations are now selling gas for lower than $2.30 a gallon, a windfall for consumers.

12/11/2014

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Gas Prices Still Plummeting Prior To Thanksgiving Travel

It’s going to cost you a lot less to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving holiday. Global demand for oil is down and supply is up.

11/24/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Overnighters’ & ‘Li’l Quinquin’ Reviewed

Sweet Lord in heaven, what a movie. This tough, tragic documentary by filmmaker Jesse Moss is one of the year’s best, and it should probably be required watching for anyone in the Midwest.

11/21/2014

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St. Paul Native Arrested After Protesting Keystone Pipeline

A 22-year-old St. Paul native was arrested Tuesday after protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate Chamber.

11/19/2014

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Good Question: What Is The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 – 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they’d bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.

11/18/2014

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Franken, Klobuchar ‘No’ On Keystone

Minnesota’s senators were both “no” votes as a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline went down by a single vote. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were expected to line up against the proposal even before Tuesday evening’s vote. It failed 59-41.

11/18/2014

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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.

10/28/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-15-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

HUMP DAY! Click the link above for highlights from Wednesday’s show.

10/15/2014

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Cities Begin New Training For Hazardous Material Transportation

For the first time, Minnesota cities are required to partner with the state for safety training on the transportation of oil and other hazardous materials.

10/09/2014

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ND Luxury Man Camps Offer Amenities For Roughnecks

Worker accommodations in North Dakota’s oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style “man camps” might imply that roughness of life, too.

10/05/2014

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Lawmakers Call Congested Freight Rails A ‘Growing Crisis’

Minnesota lawmakers are turning up the heat on the state’s major railroads to do something to alleviate congestion that’s costing the state millions of dollars.

09/30/2014

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