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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Area Republicans upset over lack of special session
Police blotter - Aug. 25, 2016
Nisswa building allows business to expand local offerings
Cass County benefit distributes $4,085 to youth exhibiting at State Fair
Cass County: Savings eyed with new garage
Volleyball: Patriots top Warriors 3-0 in season opener
[KLICK GALLERY] Pequot Lakes vs. Brainerd Volleyball
Dan-ecdotes: Liedl, Trottier continue as college teammates
Tennis: Patriots thrive in opening matches
Golf Leagues - Aug. 25, 2016
Harley Dean Eigenheer
June M. Nygren
Brainerd Community Theatre to present 'Clarence Darrow'
Resorts, teaching run in the family for Ideal woman: Johnson's daughters follow in parents' footsteps
Pages from the Past - Aug. 25, 2016
Arts Off 84 Art Crawl set for Labor Day weekend
Lakes Bluegrass Festival making music in Pine River
MMBA Home Show
Letter to the editor: Layman will work for small businesses
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes appreciates anonymous donation
Grim's Tales: Homeownership is a learning experience
As I See It: I'm biased; and so are we all
The Cracker Barrel: Thirty days hath September
letters to the editor
Births-Aug. 25, 2016
80th Birthday: Wilma Durham
70th Wedding Anniversary: DeWayne and Millie Schwanke
60th Wedding Anniversary: Ray and Carolyn Frisch
Wedding Announced: Melissa Besmehn and Tyler Junkenmeier
December 26, 2015
PUC resumes Enbridge pipeline permit process
Now that the potential for a Minnesota Supreme Court showdown is out of the question, two proposed Enbridge oil pipelines will resume their trips through the regulatory approval journey. The state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted Thursday, Dec. 17, to instruct government organizations...
December 26, 2015 - 8:00am
December 20, 2015
Enbridge pipeline projects stuck in regulatory 'quagmire'
Small-town coffee shops. State commission hearings.
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
September 18, 2015
Court overturns initial state Sandpiper approval
Minnesota regulators must rewind their work on the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline after a state Appeals Court panel Monday, Sept.
September 18, 2015 - 5:30pm
September 4, 2015
Pipeline opinions aired
Both those in support of and opposed to proposed area pipeline projects voiced their opinions Monday at a public meeting at Pine River-Backus...
September 4, 2015 - 11:27am
August 27, 2015
Letters to the Editor: Preserve our tourism economy
As you now probably know, Enbridge is planning on building a pipeline (the Sandpiper) right through our most precious assets — our lakes and wetlands. If constructed, the pipeline would go through Itasca State Park (second oldest such park in the nation), under both the Mississippi...
opinion/letters to the editor
August 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
Sandpiper Pipeline opinions aired in lengthy meeting
Both those in support of and opposed to proposed area pipeline projects voiced their opinions Monday, Aug. 24, at a public meeting at Pine River-Backus...
August 27, 2015 - 11:18am
June 10, 2015
Commission approves first of two permits for Sandpiper pipeline project
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday, June 5, granted one of two necessary permits to Enbridge for its proposed Sandpiper pipeline, a project that has been met with repeated protests in Minnesota and that is proposed to run through the northern lakes area. The certificate...
June 10, 2015 - 12:11pm
May 12, 2015
Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement comment periods announced
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has announced an open public comment period for discussion of the Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Line 3 pipeline replacement project certificate of need and routing permit following the proposed Sandpiper pipeline route. The initial...
May 12, 2015 - 2:41pm
February 4, 2015
Oil pipeline safety addressed
Representatives from the Bemidji office of Enbridge, the company proposing installation of the Sandpiper oil pipeline that could go through part of the lakes area, spoke Jan.
February 4, 2015 - 12:48pm
January 8, 2015
Public hearing draws strong support for pro-, anti-Sandpiper camps
The first public hearing of a weeklong tour of the state regarding the proposed Sandpiper pipeline Monday afternoon, Jan. 5, had a very different feel to it than past Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meetings on the subject. The commission held the hearing in a ballroom at the...
January 8, 2015 - 10:30am
January 7, 2015
Public hearings taking place for Sandpiper oil pipeline
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is taking public testimony this week at five hearings across the state on the all-new Enbridge Energy Sandpiper pipeline set to run from Beaver Lodge, N.D., to Superior, Wis. The proposed pipeline route would travel through McKinley, Bull...
January 7, 2015 - 12:52pm
December 31, 2014
Enbridge representatives meet with chamber members
Representatives of the Sandpiper oil pipeline project presented slides Dec.
December 31, 2014 - 1:29pm
December 17, 2014
Enbridge representatives hold open house for proposed Line 3 relocation
Area residents attended an open house Wednesday, Dec.
December 17, 2014 - 1:20pm
December 3, 2014
Enbridge to host Line 3 replacement project open house in Pine River
Enbridge is proposing a Line 3 replacement project, which will replace the existing 34-inch pipe with new 36-inch pipe, including 12 miles in North Dakota, 338 miles in Minnesota and 14 miles in Wisconsin. As part of Enbridge's public outreach for the project, Enbridge will host...
December 3, 2014 - 5:01pm
Oil boom, pipeline safety put Enbridge on the spot
Plans for a new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota are bringing increased scrutiny to Enbridge, the company that wants to build it. The Canadian-based company has more than 1,800 miles of pipeline in the state. It wants to build more than 600 miles more across North Dakota and...
December 3, 2014 - 10:35am