Enbridge

Wishing America Happy Birthday from Cloquet July 4th Fest

Cloquet hosts longstanding Fourth of July Fest

CLOQUET, Minn.- Veterans Park was packed with Cloquet residents enjoying fair food, live music, and 4th of July fun, despite the wet weather. Red, white and blue flooded the park as everyone put on their patriotic best to celebrate the 4th of July. “I think that people in Cloquet are patriotic and really like their town so they stay here…

House Blocks Bill to Bar State’s Line 3 Pipeline Appeals

Just as quickly as the Minnesota Senate passed it, the state House shot down legislation to force the state Commerce Department to drop its appeals of a regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's hotly disputed plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Just as quickly as the Minnesota Senate passed it, the state House shot down legislation to force the state Commerce Department to drop its appeals of a regulatory panel’s approval of Enbridge Energy’s hotly disputed plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Public Utilities Commission gave its final reaffirmation to the…

Activists: 4 Arrested in Oil Pipeline Shutdown Attempt

Activists from the Catholic Worker movement say four protesters have been arrested in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesota.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.-Activists from the Catholic Worker movement say four protesters have been arrested in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesota. Spokeswoman Diane Leutgeb Monson says the four broke into an area containing shut-off valves for three Enbridge pipelines around noon Monday, then called to warn the company of their plans to turn off…

Opponents of Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project File Appeal

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the project in June, giving Enbridge a green light to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Opponents of Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 replacement are asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to declare that the environmental review for the controversial project fails to meet the legal requirements and needs to be redone. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the project in June, giving Enbridge a green light to replace its aging Line 3 crude…

Tax Court Ruling for Enbridge Could Cost Counties Millions

Enbridge Says it Was Overtaxed by $55 Million

ST. PAUL, Minn.-A Minnesota Tax Court ruling says the state has overvalued Enbridge Energy’s pipeline system in Minnesota, a decision that could leave several counties owing tens of millions of dollars in refunds. Enbridge says it was overtaxed by $55 million from 2012 to 2017. Tuesday’s ruling covers the first three years, when Enbridge says it was overtaxed by $15…

Johnson Names Duluth’s Bergstrom to Governor Campaign

The Announcement was Made Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Republican Jeff Johnson has chosen a running mate in his bid for governor. Johnson added Donna Bergstrom to his ticket in a Monday announcement. Bergstrom is a Republican activist and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve who lives in the Duluth area. Bergstrom ran and lost for a heavily Democratic Duluth state…

Enbridge Line 3 Protesters Attend Pretrial

This comes after protesters locked themselves inside Wells Fargo back in January.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The controversial Enbridge Line 3 battle continues as three protestors attended a pretrial hearing on Thursday, after chaining themselves to Wells Fargo back in January. Protestors Michael Niemi, Ernest Burbank, and Scot Bol are facing misdemeanors of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and obstructing the legal process. They pleaded not guilty at St. Louis County Court. Defendants say they aim…

Approval Passes to Remove Section of Enbridge Line 3

This comes after nearly 8 months of negotiation with the city of Grand Rapids.

DULUTH, Minn.- Enbridge will be removing part of Line 3 expired pipeline in Grand Rapids. The city approved the removal on Wednesday. After eight months of negotiations, 1,000 feet of Line 3 in the Wellhead Protection Area will be removed by 2019. Grand Rapids Public Utilities officials say the line is hindering future economic development. Officials say removal will not disrupt…

Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup Speak Out Against Line 3 Abandonment

Enbridge has operated pipelines in Minnesota for more than 60 years.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Some Minnesota landowners have a strong message for Enbridge. Clean up your mess. They were in Grand Rapids today letting Enbridge know they are not backing down when it comes to what they consider the abandonment of Line 3. The group Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup released a report explaining the financial, legal and environmental impact they…

Enbridge Protesters Look Toward Jury Trial

DULUTH, Minn. – Three people are facing trespassing charges for refusing to leave an Enbridge office in Duluth last year. Last December, they delivered a complaint letter to Enbridge. They read that same letter in front of supporters at a rally on the St. Louis County Courthouse steps. The co–defendants are asking for a jury trial and will get that come March. “We’re all threatened…