A pipeline carrying crude oil to Chicago area refineries has leaked about 1,200 barrels of oil, Enbridge Energy Partners said Saturday. The Associated Press reports the spill was contained to a field near Grand Marsh, Wis. and nobody was hurt. The U.S. Pipeline Safety Agency is investigating the spill.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
Traffic accident shuts down major oil pipeline from Canada to Midwest
Wisconsin Public Radio reports a vehicle crash in Illinois has disrupted pipelines that carry crude oil from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in the Midwest. The Enbridge pipeline moves 318,000 barrels of oil a day. A spokeswoman could not say how the disruption might affect refineries in the region.
Enbridge proposes another pipeline from North Dakota to Superior, Wis.
Enbridge, a Calgary, Alberta-based petroleum company, wants to build a new 500-mile pipeline to transport more crude from northwest North Dakota to Superior, Wis., Forum Communications reports. Company officials say the Sandpiper Pipeline could move about 225,000 barrels per day. If the project is approved, the earliest it could go into service would be late 2015.
Plan to boost oil pipeline capacity reaches Minnesota regulators
Enbridge Energy just completed its Alberta Clipper pipeline a couple of years ago. But the company already wants to upgrade the line, which carries Canadian oil across northern Minnesota to Superior. A plan for the $40 million project was filed Monday with the Public Utilities Commission.
Pollution from Gulf oil spill shows up on western Minnesota pelicans
Petroleum and the chemical used to clean up the 2010 Gulf oil leak have shown up in the eggs of pelicans that nest in western Minnesota. Swift County is home to North America's largest colony of American White Pelicans, which winter in the Gulf of Mexico. Biologists will monitor how the chicks hatched from polluted eggs develop.
Low oil pressure caused Monticello nuclear plant to shut down
An Xcel Energy spokeswoman says low oil pressure in the plant's turbines triggered an automatic shutdown over the weekend. The company says the safety system functioned as designed and that no one was in danger.
Tiny Minnesota town has oil for millions of customers underfoot
521 people live in Clearbrook, Minnesota. Fourteen percent of the country's crude oil flows through pipelines under their feet. Clearbrook is a terminal for pipelines heading from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the Twin Cities, Superior, and Chicago. A planned expansion will soon allow more North Dakota crude to flow through the junction.
Natural gas company proposes pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma
The 1,300-mile project would cost more than $1.5 billion and could ship 200,000 barrels of crude daily from western North Dakota to the nation's biggest storage terminal. Construction on the pipeline could begin as early as next year and be complete by 2015.
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