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January 13, 2018
Concerns remain about refinery's impact to Theodore Roosevelt National Park views
BELFIELD, N.D.—The company proposing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park says it will not be visible from the park, but...
January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
January 10, 2018
Magnetation startup could come this summer
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.—The long-awaited restart of the former Magnetation operations just outside Grand Rapids could happen as soon as the summer, with more than 100 people back to work, months earlier than previously expected. New owner Tom Clarke said this week that he now has...
January 10, 2018 - 6:58pm
North Dakota coal production up in 2017
BISMARCK—Coal production climbed to its highest point in nearly a decade at North Dakota's five lignite mines last year, an industry group...
January 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
January 5, 2018
A tax on oil companies was used to clean up oil spills. That tax just expired.
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans allowed a tax on oil companies that generated hundreds of millions of dollars annually for federal oil-spill response efforts to expire this week - a move that amounts to another corporate break in the wake of lawmakers' sweeping tax overhaul...
January 5, 2018 - 8:05am
December 29, 2017
Grand Rapids serves as ground zero for Enbridge Line 3
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The story of how this mill and hockey town became the epicenter of the pipeline abandonment debate starts at St....
December 29, 2017 - 7:37am
December 27, 2017
Davis Refinery won't seek more regulation despite concerns
MEDORA, N.D. — During discussions last week with Meridian Energy Inc. about the proposed Davis Refinery in Billings County, North Dakota...
December 27, 2017 - 5:45pm
December 20, 2017
PolyMet financial assurance doesn't cover catastrophe
BABBITT, Minn. — Whether it's $544 million in coverage suggested by PolyMet for the first year of mining or the reported $1 billion state...
December 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 16, 2017
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
DUNN TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Lake Region Electric Cooperative has axed a proposed wind turbine-solar power array in Dunn Township, near Pelican...
December 16, 2017 - 9:05am
December 15, 2017
Proposed refinery near western North Dakota national park spurs debate over economic, conservation concerns
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK — A pack of horses roamed a snow-covered field on the eastern edge of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on...
December 15, 2017 - 2:17pm
December 8, 2017
Northeastern Minnesota iron ore pellet production on the increase
HIBBING, Minn. — Iron ore pellet production at northeastern Minnesota taconite facilities took a step forward in 2017. Pellet production...
December 8, 2017 - 10:48am
December 1, 2017
Study aims to determine feasibility of underground carbon dioxide storage
GOLDEN VALLEY, N.D. — A rare drilling rig is at work in central North Dakota this week, but crews aren't looking for oil. They're drilling...
December 1, 2017 - 6:01pm
November 21, 2017
Comments on controversial oil pipeline due Wednesday; decision expected in spring
DULUTH — After thousands of noisy exhales and concerted keystrokes, Wednesday, Nov. 22, is the deadline to submit public comments on the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement. If everything stays on schedule, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will decide by the end of...
November 21, 2017 - 5:40pm
November 20, 2017
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
TransCanada's $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline got the go-ahead from the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday, clearing the last regulatory...
November 20, 2017 - 11:22am
November 8, 2017
Wisconsin lifts copper mine limits, but no project imminent
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker are moving to end longstanding restrictions on copper, gold and silver mining in the state, but it doesn't appear that there's any imminent mining project on the horizon. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 39-14...
November 8, 2017 - 6:18pm
Solar array on Paynesville, Minn., business rooftop is one of largest in the state
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. -- As soon as the January sun popped out from behind the clouds, the green computer-generated graph line at Louis Industries soared up in a sharp peak. At the same time, the graphics depicting the amount of money made and trees saved also changed. "Did you see...
February 8, 2016 - 11:16am