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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Nisswa: Edna Lake Road work won't be done now - Council delays action
PR-B Boy Scouts visit State Capitol, meet with Rep. Layman
Pequot Lakes Community Education classes listed
Police Blotter - March 25, 2017
Camp Ripley: Striking first before wildfire season
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Dahlberg earns all-state honorable mention
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Wally "Certs" Evanson
Satchell, Fredrick C. ("Butch")
Lakes Area Music Festival to present 'Spanish Nights' in Pequot Lakes
Thousands share their charm in Crosslake
Pages from the Past - March 23, 2017
Card games: March 20, 2017
Senior Menus: March 20-24, 2017
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Minding our Elders: Feeling useful integral to emotional health
As I See It: Enemy of whom?
Columnist comes out, reveals he's WGFWAF
letters to the editor
Births-March 12, 2017
September 9, 2016
Enbridge withdraws Sandpiper application, waits on Line 3
Enbridge Energy, a Canadian company specializing in transportation of petroleum, announced it is withdrawing its application for the construction of its Sandpiper oil pipeline through a controversial Minnesota route that crosses just north of Pine River and south of Backus. Enbridge's...
September 9, 2016 - 11:28am
August 4, 2016
Water Conversation slated Monday in Hackensack
The Northern Water Alliance (NWA) of Minnesota and the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation invites the public to attend a Water Conversation from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Union Congregational Church, 401 Lake Ave., Hackensack. This will be the first of many Water Conversations....
August 4, 2016 - 9:40am
February 11, 2016
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper 'unlawful and unreasonable'
Enbridge Energy last week called an order by regulators in the Sandpiper pipeline permitting process "unlawful and unreasonable" and requested it be altered. The company's complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), or environmental study of the proposed crude...
February 11, 2016 - 11:10am
December 20, 2015
Enbridge pipeline projects stuck in regulatory 'quagmire'
Small-town coffee shops. State commission hearings.
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
October 8, 2015
Commission places Sandpiper project on hold after court decision
Minnesota regulators took the "wait and see approach" Thursday, Oct.
October 8, 2015 - 5:00am
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
August 5, 2015
Sandpiper certificate of need approved
One more major step toward construction of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline has been completed, but a route must still be approved. The Sandpiper, a proposed oil pipeline to transport Bakken crude through Minnesota, including through parts of Cass and Crow Wing counties, began...
August 5, 2015 - 9:34am
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
March 25, 2015
Sign stolen outside of Backus
In February, concerned citizens replaced pipeline protest signs near Backus and Hackensack that were damaged by vandalism. On March 17 or 18, one of those signs was stolen. "It was sometime between Tuesday at dusk and Wednesday morning," said property owner Ben Butcher. The sign...
March 25, 2015 - 11:42am
February 18, 2015
Local protest signs vandalized, replaced
Drivers on Highway 371 between Hackensack and Pine River may have noticed yellow signs along the road protesting the Sandpiper oil pipeline. Drivers...
February 18, 2015 - 9:57am
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