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March 20, 2015
Minnesotans in oil train 'danger zones' urged to prepare
ST. PAUL — The 326,170 Minnesotans who live near railroad tracks carrying North Dakota crude oil should be prepared for a train accident, a state emergency management official says. “If you live by the train, people need to take some personal awareness of what’s around them,”...
March 20, 2015 - 9:50pm
March 19, 2015
326,170: Number of Minnesotans living in ‘danger zone’ near oil train tracks
ST. PAUL — State officials estimate that 326,170 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil, a distance often known as the danger zone. People within a half mile of tracks usually will be evacuated if an oil train could explode or catch fire after...
March 19, 2015 - 7:35pm
March 16, 2015
Franken wants oil safety study
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants a study about the safety of carrying western North Dakota crude oil through Minnesota. The Minnesota Democrat pressed the Federal Railroad Administration to make the oil less volatile before it is shipped. He also called to route railroad...
March 16, 2015 - 8:46pm
Letter: Petition orders railroad to preserve health, safety
By Paul Wulterkens, St. Paul Current lack of enforcement ignores growing threats of Bakken oil explosions so extensive and toxic, fire chiefs have testified that “even if we had an infinite amount of foam,” the fires and toxic emissions would continue until all fuel had been...
March 16, 2015 - 4:04pm
February 20, 2015
Iowa DNR investigates fuel spill on frozen Des Moines River
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say about 100 gallons of fuel has pooled on top of a frozen section of the Des Moines River. DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins said E-85 fuel overflowed Friday as a tank at an Estherville service station was being filled....
February 20, 2015 - 9:45pm
January 19, 2015
Pipeline leaks into Yellowstone River
GLENDIVE, Mont. — A pipeline leak Saturday bled between 300 and 1,200 barrels of oil near Glendive in eastern Montana, reaching the Yellowstone River, owner Bridger Pipeline spokesman said. The leak began at 10 a.m. Saturday and Bridger shut down the line by 11 a.m. The company...
January 19, 2015 - 9:56pm
January 15, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:07pm
January 14, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
ST. PAUL — Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield activity has slowed since prices tumbled, but Dave Christianson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation told state senators Wednesday...
January 14, 2015 - 8:46pm
December 12, 2014
Capitol Chatter: North Dakota oil boom a big Minnesota political topic
DON DAVIS Forum News Service ST. PAUL — It is hard to talk long to any Minnesota official without hearing about North Dakota. The reason? Oil that is, black gold, Bakken tea. The first thing you know, old North Dakota’s a billionaire. All that money has Minnesota politicians...
December 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
November 11, 2014
Fire forces temporary oil refinery evacuation
ST. PAUL PARK — A tower fire forced a temporary evacuation Tuesday at Northern Tier Energy’s oil refinery in St. Paul Park. The fire was...
November 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
September 23, 2014
Dayton wants North Dakota to make oil safer
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan’s suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem...
September 23, 2014 - 8:51pm
September 21, 2014
Not giving up
DICKINSON, N.D. — One of North America’s most controversial pipeline projects has been in limbo for more than a decade, and a decision from the U.S. president isn’t coming, North Dakota congressmen said Friday. Despite the delay, neither side of the Keystone XL pipeline debate...
September 21, 2014 - 8:19pm
August 28, 2014
Group rallies at Enbridge offices against Sandpiper pipeline
BEMIDJI — An environmental group opposed to the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline hosted a rally Thursday at the Bemidji offices of the energy...
August 28, 2014 - 8:59pm
August 24, 2014
Does N.D. crude need to be stabilized?
DICKINSON, N.D. — What can be done to keep trains from becoming “Bakken bombs”? It’s a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents and leaders, so much that some are calling on the state Industrial Commission to require oil companies to use technology to reduce...
August 24, 2014 - 9:08pm
August 21, 2014
Protesters’ ride along pipeline route sheds light on heavy issues
BRAINERD — Environmental activists on horseback passed through the Brainerd lakes area this week with the mission to raise awareness of what...
August 21, 2014 - 8:15pm