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UND says pipeline threatens prairie research

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND says pipeline threatens prairie research

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Enbridge runs through spill drill ahead of Sandpiper project

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

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…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Forum addresses concerns about Sandpiper pipeline

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

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…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Tentative hearing dates set for Sandpiper Pipeline project

December 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has set tentative hearing dates and locations for Enbridge’s proposed Sandpiper Pipeline that would carry oil from western North Dakota to Wisconsin.

The 612-mile pipeline would consist of …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sandpiper pipeline critics plan two public sessions

November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. – Opponents of Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline are holding two sessions Thursday to discuss how to best affect public policy on the project.

The sessions are set for 3 to 5 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Duluth continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Anishinaabe riders want to educate about Enbridge pipeline expansion

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

SOUTH OF BAGLEY, Minn. — Sun broke through a white-grey sky Thursday morning when Michael Dahl began singing during the Anishinaabe spiritual horse ride at the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park.
The Anishinaabe riders represent White Ear…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minn. county won’t see additional tax dollars with proposed Sandpiper route

August 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BEMIDJI, Minn. Beltrami County makes about $900,000 off Enbridge Energy each year, but no more funds will be funneling into county coffers if the Canadian company has its way. Continue Reading

Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota could take new route

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. Janaki Fisher-Merritt said he was surprised in recent weeks to get letters from Enbridge Energy asking to survey his family’s Carlton County farm for a possible new oil pipeline route. Continue Reading

Minnesota approves pipeline change over protests

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline expansion as chants of “shame on you” rang out in the downtown St. Paul meeting room. Continue Reading