Xcel Energy Fined After 2019 Fire At Senior Living Facility

North Dakota Public Service Commission says gas was leaking and wasn't vented properly

FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy will pay a $12,000 fine for a natural gas leak that led to an explosion and fire at Riverview Place in Fargo. The fire broke out January 4, 2019 at the senior living complex and damaged four of the 24 apartments. No one was hurt but the building was evacuated for several hours. North Dakota…

Keystone Pipeline Spill Affecting Gas Prices Over Thanksgiving Holiday

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or roughly 210,000 gallons, spilled in the leak

AMHERST, SD — The shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following an oil spill has lifted crude oil prices to levels not seen in two and a half years. Oil prices jumped two percent on Wednesday, the highest since July 2015. Last week’s leak near Amherst, South Dakota and the shutdown have raised concerns about this vital source of supply. About…

Authorities Investigating Leak in Keystone Pipeline

Officials say they have put together an emergency response plan and are sending staff and resources to help clean up the spill

  MARSHALL COUNTY, SD — An investigation is being launched by the federal government on why 210,000 gallons of oil leaked out of the Keystone pipeline in rural South Dakota. TransCanada shut down the massive pipeline Thursday morning after technicians detected a drop in pressure. Officials say they have put together an emergency response plan and are sending staff and…

Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux on DAPL; Keystone Pipeline Shutdown Due to Leak

The leak was discovered after a drop in pressure in the operating system

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux want a federal judge to reject the recent arguments made against their proposals for the Dakota Access pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting an additional court-ordered review of the pipeline’s impact on tribal interests. While that’s done, the tribes want emergency equipment staging at the pipeline’s…

Family of Woman Killed in Minnehaha Academy Explosion Suing Construction Company

The lawsuit also states the company failed to warn school officials about the "high degree of danger."

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The family of one of the people killed in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis has filed a lawsuit against the construction company. The family of Ruth Berg, the school receptionist who was killed in the explosion on August 2nd, says CenterPoint Energy “ran to save themselves” rather than warn people inside the school about…

Local First Responders Training for Community Wide Disasters

Responders got the call, secured the area, and notified the people affected by the "pretend" gas leak

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Although you never know when an emergency will strike, you can never be too prepared. Clay County Emergency First Responders and community partners simulated a mock gas leak in the Moorhead Country Club area as part of a first responder preparedness exercise. Responders got the call, secured the area, and notified the people affected by the “pretend”…

Minnehaha Academy Fatal Explosion: “A Bible Verse Comes to Mind”

People caught in the building talk about what it was like to try to escape before the explosion. Reporter Karen Scullin from KMSP Fox 9 Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Two people are dead after a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The school’s custodian was pulled from the rubble last night. Caught in the explosion, a terrifying and surreal moment for those inside Minnehaha Academy when a portion of it blew up. “Yeah, it felt like somebody pushed you down,” said school accountant, Joel Maart….