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DULUTH — Duluth is expected to have an inch of snow on the ground come Dec. 25 — but that's about it. That's technically enough to consider it a white Christmas. Technically. "An inch looks pretty optimistic at this point — an inch of new snow," said Bryan Howell, a meteorologist at the national Weather Service in Duluth. "There's also the potential we're going to be warm next week, so that might be liquid as opposed to snow."
ST. PAUL — Another round of statewide public hearings starts Tuesday, Sept. 26, on the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. This set of hearings could be among the last before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission makes its decision on whether or not to grant the pipeline a certificate of need and route permit. That decision is expected next spring; Enbridge hopes to have the pipeline up and running in 2019.
DULUTH, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Commerce has come out against the Enbridge Line 3 replacement, raising the stakes in an already contentious battle over the oil pipeline's fate.
A wide swath of Minnesotans interact with a homegrown, billion-dollar business every day — without leaving the house, without turning on a computer, without blinking. Just don't expect all of them to know the name of that company. Allete Inc. is known best, and for some solely, as the parent of Minnesota Power. And while the electric utility is still the corporation's biggest source of income, Allete has been expanding its energy empire and searching for a new balance.