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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MnDOT seeks public proposals for small business resource center
Nuggets to go
Volunteers needed: Salvation Army kicks off 2018 red kettle campaign
Coats donated to PR-B students
Judge Maus to retire: Deadline to apply is Dec. 5
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Fergus Falls area to host 2019 Governor's Deer Opener
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
James V. Olson
Brett Lee Thomas
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Letter to the editor: People for Pequot offers big thank you
Letter to the editor: Crosslake mayor-elect thanks voters
Opinion: Thanksgiving and very thankful
Letter to the Editor: Norgaard proud of time as mayor
Letter to the editor: It's time for everyone to come together
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
energy and mining
September 26, 2018
Department of Commerce wants Line 3 approval reconsidered
DULUTH — The Minnesota Department of Commerce formally requested the Minnesota Public Utilities Commision reconsider its decision to approve the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline replacement Tuesday, Sept. 25. The Department of Commerce, which has long opposed the pipeline project,...
September 26, 2018 - 8:04pm
Pipe dreams: With a new corridor secured, Enbridge has options for future projects
DULUTH — When Minnesota regulators signed off on the Line 3 replacement pipeline this summer, they may have reshaped the future of oil...
August 26, 2018 - 6:17am
July 22, 2018
Timber, taconite and more: Iron Range cities diversify business as unemployment plunges
HIBBING, Minn. — Iron Range communities are experiencing record-low unemployment. That shouldn't be surprising. The desirability of taconite...
July 22, 2018 - 4:22pm
July 16, 2018
Enbridge will give Minnesota landowners more time to decide fate of old pipeline
DULUTH—Enbridge Energy is giving landowners more time to decide if they want the old Line 3 oil pipeline removed from their property after regulators approved a replacement for the aging pipeline last month. The Calgary-based company filed proposals to comply with conditions...
July 16, 2018 - 9:48pm
ERP Iron Ore could lose Minnesota mineral leases
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.—A day after earning back mineral leases for one of his proposed mining operations, Tom Clarke learned he could be losing the mineral leases for his other mining company. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent a notice of termination on Thursday,...
July 16, 2018 - 7:11pm
June 28, 2018
Minnesota approves Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline Thursday afternoon, June 28, in a decision...
June 28, 2018 - 8:27pm
Mixed emotions on Line 3 decision
ST. PAUL — For some Northland residents, the approval of a new oil pipeline was reason to celebrate. For others, it was reason to grieve. As Public Utilities Commission members indicated their support for the Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline Thursday afternoon, June 28,...
June 28, 2018 - 8:19pm
June 14, 2018
PolyMet land swap to close June 28
DULUTH — PolyMet Mining Co. said Thursday it has received notice from the U.S. Forest Service that the land exchange for the company's proposed...
June 14, 2018 - 9:01pm
May 31, 2018
Coalition signs letters opposing Twin Metals' mineral leases
DULUTH—More than 170 businesses and outdoor groups signed letters opposing the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to reinstate Twin Metals' expired mineral leases in May and the mining company's new plans released last week. The three separate letters were each signed...
May 31, 2018 - 7:33pm
May 2, 2018
Twin Metals gets leases back from feds
DULUTH -- The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, May 2, said it has reinstated the mining exploration leases for the proposed Twin Metals underground copper mine southeast of Ely. The move is a reversal of a late Obama administration move that revoked the leases because of the...
May 2, 2018 - 7:35pm
March 14, 2018
Red Lake votes to remove Enbridge pipelines
RED LAKE, Minn.—The Red Lake Tribal Council voted Tuesday, March 13, to remove Enbridge-owned oil pipelines from its land. The unanimous...
March 14, 2018 - 7:35pm
March 7, 2018
Large power users have own idea to meet future power needs in Minnesota
DULUTH—Northland mining, paper and energy companies are giving a hard pass to Minnesota Power's proposed natural gas plant. What's more,...
March 7, 2018 - 6:06pm
February 10, 2018
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — The future is bright for the solar sector in Minnesota, state and industry leaders said this week. Minnesota...
February 10, 2018 - 2:40pm
February 6, 2018
Lawsuits, contested case hearings could decide final outcome for Polymet permit
DULUTH—After 13 years, millions of dollars and a winding path through regulatory scrutiny, Minnesota's first-ever copper mine might be on the verge of its last-ever public hearings. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency will hold open-house...
February 6, 2018 - 7:59pm
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