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Nationally, industry is down 80,000 drivers
CP transports grain, ethanol, potash and crude oil across Canada and the Midwest, and services grain elevators across North Dakota and Minnesota.
After failing to reach an agreement with unionized workers in negotiations this week, CP has announced its plan to lock out employees on Sunday, March 20, unless an agreement is reached.
Oil prices jumped on the news, with Benchmark Brent crude for May climbing by 5.4% to $129.91 a barrel.

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Amid the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the national average hit $4.104 per gallon. Still, according to a federal inflation calculator, $4.10 in early 2008 would be well above $5 today.
Companion legislation would double current application fees.
With the Minnesota Department of Transportation scheduled to release a slate of highway rebuilding options for the long-awaited “Rethinking I-94” project this summer, Our Streets Minneapolis is urging state leaders to cancel a long stretch of Twin Cities freeway entirely and revive communities bisected by construction of Interstate 94 in the 1960s.
Coming in second with 21,372 votes was "Ctrl Salt Delete," followed by "The Big Leplowski" (17,478), "Plowasaurus Rex" (13,209) and "Scoop Dogg" (13,144).
Already 2022 has emerged as a crucial year for Northern Lights Express, the proposed commuter railway that faces more state hurdles than federal ones.
More than two-thirds of the $511 billion in goods traded annually between Canada and the United States travels on roads.

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In terms of square footage, the center will tower over other well-publicized mega-projects — triple the size, for example, of the 855,000-square-foot Amazon Fulfillment Center in Shakopee.
With its newly announced ability to accept maritime cargo containers, sources wonder if the Great Lakes might offer future relief in the face of supply chain pressures.
"Northern Exposure: Driving Electric in Minnesota," hosted by the Roseau Electric Cooperative, was a free event to educate people in the area about the benefits and possibilities of electric vehicles.

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