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Groups Line 3 Appeal Will Not Be Heard By Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Supreme Court will not take up an appeal by tribal and environmental groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline project. A spokesperson for Enbridge says they are pleased with the decision. Minnesota Court of Appeals had earlier ruled that the Public Utilities Commission certificate of need and route permit was granted correctly. Enbridge…

Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed key approvals by state regulators of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on Monday that the Public Utilities Commission correctly granted Enbridge the certificate of need and route permit that the Canadian-based company needs for the Minnesota segment. Enbridge wants to replace…

Diversion Authority Goes After Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

In June, the district voted 4-2 to deny the permit application submitted by the Diversion Authority

BECKER CO, MN — Another complaint is filed over the multi-billion dollar Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. The Diversion Authority filed the complaint with the Minnesota District Court in Becker County against the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District. In June, the district voted 4-2 to deny the permit application submitted by the Diversion Authority. The entities had worked together to develop additional permit…

FM Diversion Board of Authority Appeals Permit Decision By BRRWD

Buffalo-Red River Watershed District voted to deny a permit for the project

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Board of Authority has voted to appeal the decision by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District to deny a permit for the project. The authority has directed its legal counsel to explore all other legal actions as well. They also claim the BRRWD voted to deny the permit without notifying the public or the permit applicant….

New Ordinance Allows Golf Carts on Certain Streets in Breckenridge

People must apply for a permit and put a special sticker on the back of their carts

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Many golfers from Breckenridge have to lug their golf carts on special trailers without being able to drive them on the open road. But recently, the Breckenridge City Council has made strides to enable these carts to roll along city streets. “Minnesota law requires a city to have a permit, an ordinance to allow people to drive golf…

Minnesota DNR Permit Decision On The FM Diversion Delayed Until Fall

Fargo Mayor Mahoney remains optimistic plan B will get approval

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says it will be September or October before the Minnesota DNR issues a decision on a permit application for the FM Diversion. Backers of the $2.4 billion project to protect Fargo-Moorhead from major flooding had hoped to hear a decision from the DNR by now. The project was halted last year by a…

Minnesota Teen Dies from Shooting After Car Crash Confrontation

Police expect to submit the case to prosecutors for a decision on charges by Tuesday

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Rochester teenager died over the weekend after being shot following a two-vehicle crash. Police say 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim and the other driver got into a confrontation following the crash Sunday morning. Rahim was shot and declared dead at a hospital. The 25-year-old Rochester man, who allegedly shot Rahim with a handgun, was arrested. Police expect…

FM Diversion Task Force Meets for Final Time, Says They’re Making Progress

They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Task Force met for the fifth and final time and made progress towards a solution for permanent flood protection in the metro. The task force is recommending large-scale changes to the Red River diversion project around Fargo-Moorhead. They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town. The…

Constitutional Carry: Loaded Firearms Not Allowed in Vehicles

A new law in North Dakota does not allow loaded guns in vehicles for people without a permit

BISMARCK, ND — A North Dakota representative said oversight in the new constitutional carry law prohibits loaded firearms inside vehicles. People can still have a firearm in their vehicle as long as it is not loaded with any active shells. According to the law’s text, anyone in violation of this could be charged with a class B misdemeanor. North Dakota…

Some Minnesotans Allowed to Purchase Firearms without Background Check

Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans with permits to carry handguns are now able to buy firearms without background checks. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined Minnesota’s handgun permits satisfy requirements for federal background checks. Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules. The change only…