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Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
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FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
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Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
September 11, 2016
ENERGY: Enbridge moves forward with Line 3
BEMIDJI—The proposed Sandpiper Pipeline through North Dakota and Minnesota may have been put on the back burner by energy company Enbridge, but another area pipeline project still is moving forward.
September 11, 2016 - 11:20am
January 26, 2016
Anti-pipeline protest held in Superior
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Opponents of proposed Enbridge Energy pipelines across northern Minnesota chanted and performed Native American drum songs...
January 26, 2016 - 1:20am
December 11, 2015
Honor the Earth march planned Saturday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Honor the Earth, an environmental protection organization based in Callaway, Minn., is planning a march in Bemidji on Saturday in regard to the worldwide climate talks in Paris and to protest new and replacement oil pipelines in the region proposed by Enbridge. In...
December 11, 2015 - 8:28pm
October 16, 2015
Enbridge, PUC ask Minnesota Supreme Court to take up Sandpiper case
ST. PAUL - Attorneys for both Enbridge Energy and state regulators have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to take up a ruling that overturned a permit for the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline. In September, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's...
October 16, 2015 - 5:27pm
September 14, 2015
Minnesota court overturns initial state Sandpiper approval, orders environmental study
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota regulators must rewind their work on the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline after a state Appeals Court panel Monday overturned a June decision that the project is needed. The judicial panel ruled that a comprehensive environmental study about the pipeline's impact...
September 14, 2015 - 6:06pm
September 7, 2015
TransCanada pipeline fire reported Saturday in northern Minnesota
KITTSON COUNTY, Minn.--Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border...
September 7, 2015 - 3:24pm
July 22, 2015
Pipeline expo highlights jobs, infrastructure, safety
BEMIDJI—A group of Minnesota pipeline workers visited Bemidji on Wednesday as part of traveling expo to show how the industry operates...
July 22, 2015 - 5:55pm
June 4, 2015
White Earth voices concerns about Sandpiper: State commission to deliberate on pipeline Friday in St. Paul
WHITE EARTH RESERVATION -- The White Earth Tribal Council held a public hearing Thursday regarding Enbridge’s plan to place the Sandpiper Pipeline through land and water areas impacting tribal lands. If the company’s certificate of need and the route are approved by the Minnesota...
June 4, 2015 - 9:48pm
June 1, 2015
White Earth to hold public hearing on Sandpiper Pipeline
WHITE EARTH -- The White Earth Nation plans a public hearing Thursday on the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline that will carry oil through the area. The public hearing is set for 5 p.m. at the Rice Lake Community Center, a release said. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
June 1, 2015 - 6:04pm
December 16, 2014
Sandpiper pipeline hearing to take place in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A state regulatory agency plans to hold a new round of public hearings on the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, including a meeting in Bemidji. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission aims to traverse Minnesota in order to hold five meetings over as many days...
December 16, 2014 - 9:26pm
Proposed pipeline route prompts concerns from many
This is in regard to the letter from Tim Neft of the Beltrami County Farm Bureau (Sept. 12) urging Pioneer readers to write the governor and legislators in support of the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline in order to reduce the transportation of crude oil via rail line; thus making more...
September 16, 2014 - 11:58pm
September 12, 2014
Letter: Pipeline would free up trains to transport grain
With the harvest just around the corner, I am concerned about the ability of the railroad companies to move our grain to market with all of this oil train traffic. I read recently that Minnesota farmers have lost more than $100 million waiting for trains that can move what’s sitting...
September 12, 2014 - 11:24pm
August 8, 2014
Sandpiper hearing does little to clear up pipeline’s future
By Robb Jeffries Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline project got more complex Thursday as the Minnesota...
August 8, 2014 - 10:47am
August 6, 2014
Hubbard County votes to ask Enbridge to reroute Sandpiper pipeline
PARK RAPIDS -- The Hubbard County Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to ask Enbridge to route the proposed Sandpiper pipeline around the county. The commissioners signed -- to loud applause -- a resolution in support of the Friends of the Headwaters group asking the Canadian company to...
August 6, 2014 - 10:14am
May 17, 2014
Local emergency workers prepare for more rail traffic, spill risk
BEMIDJI -- Emergency workers in Beltrami County are preparing for more trains, including crude oil trains, to run through the area -- and with them, more risk of a spill emergency. Chris Muller, emergency management director for the the county, recently completed a countywide Railroad...
May 17, 2014 - 10:45pm