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SUPERIOR, Wis.—Enbridge announced late Thursday the company will withdraw its applications with Minnesota regulators for the Sandpiper Pipeline and delay the project for at least five years. The company said the pipeline should be delayed until North Dakota oil production recovers sufficiently to support the need for the pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Corp. announced last month a plan to acquire a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline in a $2 billion deal that would leave Enbridge's Sandpiper Pipeline without an anchor customer.
WAHPETON, N.D.—Authorities arrested two men on charges of possession with intent to distribute about 60 grams of cocaine. The arrests by the Southeast Multi County Agency Drug Task Force took place Tuesday, Aug. 30, following an investigation with the U.S. Postal Inspection Office. The suspects, Hector Brito, 27, and Christopher Baxter, 27, both from Wahpeton, were arrested after authorities intercepted a package that was to be delivered to Baxter's residence, according to a news release by the agency.
ST. PAUL -- While drunk driving-related deaths continue to rise across Minnesota, a new report shows a steady decline for DWIs and drunk driving-related deaths over a 10-year period. There were 95 drunk driving fatalities in Minnesota in 2015, up from the 88 reported in 2014, the report issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
HIBBING, Minn. -- The pilot of a small plane sustained injuries when his plane crashed while landing at the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing Wednesday. The Hibbing Fire Department reported that the pilot was airlifted to Duluth for injuries he sustained in the crash, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. The pilot, who hasn’t been identified, was the sole occupant of the plane, according to the fire department.
MINOT, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Ward County from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday. For sober drivers, the delay should be minimal, the patrol said. Sobriety checkpoints are an important tool to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Each year, about 50 percent of the state’s fatal crashes involve alcohol.
LISBON, N.D. – The Lisbon Police Department says it has found a 12-year-old boy who was reported missing. Dallas Clauson, who is 5-foot-3 and 130 pounds with should length shaggy...
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BISMARCK - Amnesty International USA is calling on North Dakota officials to remove a roadblock to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site and meet regularly with protesters and community leaders. In a letter to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, the Morton County Sheriff's Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Amnesty International said no parking signs on Highway 1806 and reduced speed limit warnings would ensure safety at the protest site without a roadblock.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Kerkhoven couple was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital and three others were also injured after a three-vehicle crash Monday morning on Highway 71 on the north side of Willmar. The State Patrol says 91-year-old Harold W. Freetly and 88-year-old Arlene P. Freetly were transported by ambulance to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.
AFTON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man is facing five felony charges for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting two women at gunpoint. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Lauck, 36, of New Richmond, Friday morning after responding to the 3100 block of St. Croix Trail South in downtown area of Afton. He faces five felony charges, including second degree assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.