Enbridge, which has been battling for approval of a Bakken crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, has announced it will invest in a different pipeline from North Dakota, leaving the future of its Sandpiper line unclear. Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Corp. 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.
Glenn St. Marie's first thought when he woke up Monday was: "I don't want to get up and face this crap." For St. Marie and other residents affected by Thursday's tornado, fatigue was sinking in as they continued removing downed trees and sorting through debris left by the storm. "It's exhausting," said Darcy Fink, another resident of the hardest-hit southwest side of town.
Thirty-four heavy trucks and countless chain saws made a dent Saturday in the tornado cleanup here. Crews focused initial efforts on removing downed trees and branches, which block roadways and access to many homes in the aftermath of Thursday's tornado. "It's amazing how quick things are getting cleaned up," said resident Randy Taggart.