The owner of the St. Paul Park oil refinery and SuperAmerica stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin hopes to raise $341 million in its planned initial public offering. Connecticut-based Northern Tier Energy LP will offer 16.25 million common shares and hopes to fetch $19 to $21 per unit.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Appeal to find man, 30, missing near Mille Lacs Lake since early April
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police issued the appeal.
New owner of Minnesota refinery reports record 3Q profits
Connecticut-based Northern Tier Energy, the new owner of the St. Paul Park refinery, reported quarterly operating income of $199.4 million, up $33.7 million from the quarter a year ago, according to a company news release. Northern Tier credits record productivity at the St. Paul Park refinery and favorable crude oil prices for the boost in profits.
SuperAmerica donut operation locks out union delivery drivers
Nearly two-dozen drivers who deliver donuts and other food to SuperAmerica stores in the Twin Cities have been locked out since Friday. The Pioneer Press reports the stalemate stems from disagreements over wages and overtime rights. SuperMom's bakery and SuperAmerica are both owned by Connecticut-based Northern Tier Energy LP.
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.
Geese, other wildlife stained by oil from Superior refinery explosion
An oil spill response team has been working with the refinery.
Private school bus plan has parents, union joining forces
Robbinsdale School District officials say they can save $2 million a year by privatizing student busing. Many parents oppose the plan saying the service might be cheaper, but at what cost?
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.
Plan to drop environmental reviews for Magnetation shelved
Instead of waiving some environmental reviews, state lawmakers will offer to speed them up in hopes of luring Magnetation's iron pellet plant to northern Minnesota. The company is looking at building the plant in Wisconsin or Indiana to avoid a permitting process it considers strict and cumbersome.
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