Group Seeks Greater Oversight For Iowa Pipeline PermitsA group that opposes a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal agency's regional office to be more stringent in issuing permits to a private company seeking access to waterways in the path of the project, and members say the request highlights their concern over varied oversight in the approval process.
Judge To Hear Challenge To Alberta Clipper Oil PipelineA federal judge hears oral arguments in Minneapolis on Thursday in a challenge by tribal and environmental groups to expanding the capacity of the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.
Several Thousand Gather For St. Paul Protest Against PipelineHundreds have gathered in St. Paul to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline. The rally takes place one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.
Congress Set To Pass Bill Approving Keystone XL PipelineThe 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.
Lewis And Clark Water Pipeline Picks Up Additional FundingA pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.
MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth PipelineA drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.
Hearings This Week On Enbridge PipelineThe public has a chance to weigh in this week on a proposed pipeline that would increase the amount of oil flowing across Minnesota by 225,000 barrels a day.
St. Paul Native Arrested After Protesting Keystone PipelineA 22-year-old St. Paul native was arrested Tuesday after protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate Chamber.
Enbridge Delays Pipeline For At Least A Year A Canadian company that wants to build the largest oil pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch is delaying the project for at least a year due to permitting problems in Minnesota.
Minnesota Pipe Line Seeks To Expand Capacity Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels.
ND State Agencies Monitoring Natural Gas SituationAbout 100,000 residential customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin were able to crank their thermostats back above 60 degrees Monday after a utility lifted its appeal for natural gas conservation following a weekend explosion in Canada that knocked out three pipelines.
2 Minn. Refineries Object To Pipeline Surcharge Two Minnesota oil refineries say they shouldn't have to help pay for a pipeline that they won't use.