Corcoran Man Convicted Of $2M Bakken RV Park FraudA federal jury has convicted a Minnesota man prosecutors said stole $2 million from investors hoping to make money off North Dakota's oil boom and using the money instead to buy vintage cars and an island.
Minnesota Regulators To Make Key Sandpiper Oil Pipeline DecisionsThe Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meets Thursday to make some important decisions on how to proceed with Enbridge Energy's proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
Minn. Supreme Court Affirms Need For Environmental Review Of Oil PipelineThe Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, declining to review a Court of Appeals decision requiring an environmental impact statement for the project.
Dayton Ups Inspections Of Twin Cities Rail Lines Carrying Crude OilThe Democratic governor on Wednesday said BNSF railroad did not properly notify the state that it is transporting highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota through downtown Minneapolis while it reconstructs railroad tracks elsewhere.
Court: Environmental Study Required For Pipeline CertificateThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed regulators' decision to grant a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, saying Monday that state regulators must complete an environmental impact statement before the certificate can be issued.
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.
Minnesota PUC Approves Certificate Of Need For PipelineThe Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper pipeline from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.
Minneapolis Artist Captures Bakken's Life, Landscape In 25 PaintingsMore than two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and pickup trucks lined up outside a church, will be showcased for the first time next month.
Hearings Begin On Sandpiper Oil Pipeline Across MinnesotaA 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.
Weather Blog: Insane Tornado Video From N.D.I just watched video of a large tornado bearing down on a temporary oil-boom shantytown near Watford, N.D. on May 26, 2014. The video was recorded by a guy living in one of the trailers that serves as housing for men working the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.