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Inspection of Twin Cities railway transporting oil is top priority, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday the state is making the inspection of a railway carrying increased amounts of crude oil through downtown Minneapolis a top priority. Dayton said his staff was notified that anywhere from 11 to 23 trains carrying crude oil were being redirected...
October 22, 2015 - 8:29pm
October 21, 2015
Gov. Dayton decries shift of oil shipments through Twin Cities
ST. PAUL — A letter issued by Minnesota Gov.
October 21, 2015 - 10:06pm
October 1, 2015
Commission puts Sandpiper project on hold after court decision: Appeal could push oil pipeline construction back
ST. PAUL — Minnesota regulators took the “wait and see approach” Thursday, putting a controversial oil pipeline on hold with potential courtroom battles looming. The state Public Utilities Commission voted to suspend its approval of a key permit needed for the Sandpiper pipeline...
October 1, 2015 - 9:44pm
September 7, 2015
TransCanada pipeline fire reported near state border
KITTSON COUNTY — Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border around 9 p.m. Saturday night. It happened just a few miles south of the border at the St. Vincent Compressor Station. When crews arrived...
September 7, 2015 - 9:36pm
September 2, 2015
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 8:46pm
July 22, 2015
‘Oil above the ground’: Algonquin Power Company, Geronimo Energy break ground on wind farm
WINDOM — With a slight breeze creating a rustling of the leaves in a nearby soybean field, leaders from Algonquin Power Co. and Geronimo Energy,...
July 22, 2015 - 9:56pm
July 7, 2015
Emergency managers want more railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. “Planning done in a silo is not effective,” Director Judson Freed of Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said Tuesday as rail safety advocates...
July 7, 2015 - 9:15pm
May 12, 2015
Heitkamp co-sponsors bill to lift ban on U.S. crude oil exports
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D.-N.D., and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska plan to introduce a bipartisan bill today to lift...
May 12, 2015 - 8:33pm
April 13, 2015
Administrative judge backs Sandpiper pipeline
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota official who took five days of testimony and received 2,000 letters about the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline recommends its construction. Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman on Monday also recommended that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission place...
April 13, 2015 - 10:41pm
March 26, 2015
No House oil safety vote
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans blocked an effort to debate an oil train safety bill Thursday, citing that the legislation was introduced just last week and more work is needed to prepare a response to oil train explosion fears. Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, asked fellow...
March 26, 2015 - 9:16pm
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.
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 fi...
February 20, 2015 - 9:45pm