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Minnesota utilities fell $90M short in protecting customers from February storm costs, agency says

Steep bills for natural gas customers during a crippling winter storm in February could end with some changes in what's allowed for Minnesota utilities if two state agencies have anything to say about it. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says consumers are being socked with $90 million in extra natural gas costs because...

 

Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; US suspects Russian origins

CLEMMONS, N.C. - Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states Thursday while the operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline reported making "substantial progress" in resolving the computer hack-induced shutdown responsible for the empty tanks....

 

Two-year investigation finds 3M failed to manage hazardous waste at Cottage Grove facility

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today announced an enforcement agreement with 3M regarding the company’s failure to properly record, store, inspect, and dispose of hazardous waste at its manufacturing and waste incineration facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The findings are part of a two-year investigation that started in September 2018. According to the...

 

FIREWORKS WILL OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 21ST!!

FIREWORKS WILL OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 21ST!! STOCK UP FOR GRADUATION, FATHER'S DAY AND FAMILY FUN!! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!...

 

WAGONS AND TRIKES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST!!

WAGONS AND TRIKES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST!! PICK UP MASKS AND SHIELDS BEFORE ATTENDING THE POW WOW!! HAVE FUN AND ENJOY...

 

NEW SHIPMENT HAS ARRIVED AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST

A NEW SHIPMENT HAS ARRIVED AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST!! BLANKETS, SWEATSHIRTS, CAPS, BEACH TOWELS, SHORTS, TRAVEL PILLOWS AND MORE. CHECKOUT ALL THAT'S NEW!!...

 

States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

STOWE, Vt. - Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont's reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe. After more than a year of coronavirus restrictions on his business, Piecasso Pizzeria...

 

FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return

WASHINGTON - Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers. Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East...

 

Xcel, CenterPoint make millions while customers get stuck with bills after February storm

Despite racking up huge natural gas costs from a historic storm in February, CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy both posted strong profits during the first quarter. In fact, Xcel's earnings included $27 million in commodity trading profits stemming from the storm. The company said its power-trading operations also saved its...

 

Valleyfair, struggling to fill jobs, raises pay for food workers to $15 an hour

As it struggles to staff up ahead of its May 22 opening, Valleyfair is boosting the starting pay for some positions to $15 an hour. The wage increase at the amusement park in Shakopee is for food and beverage workers who are at least 16 years old. The park also hires some 14- and 15-year-olds, but they are not allowed to handle...

 

THE RED LAKE TRADING POST WISHES ALL MOMS HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ON MAY 9TH

THE RED LAKE TRADING POST WISHES ALL MOMS HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ON MAY 9TH NOW IN STOCK FLOWERS AND CARDS! BEST WISHES TO MOM!!!...

 

How companies rip off poor employees - and get away with it

Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages. When a recession hits, U.S. companies are more likely to stiff their lowest-wage workers. These businesses often pay less than the minimum wage, make...

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield settles antitrust lawsuit for $2.7B; members can file claims

FARGO - The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and its affiliated companies have agreed to a $2.67 billion settlement in a class-action lawsuit that alleged the health insurer engaged in anti-competitive practices that hurt consumers. The association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota reject the claims in the lawsuit,...

 

KID'S MEALS $4.39 AT YOUR RED LAKE SUBWAY: APRIL HOTSTUFF PIZZA SPECIAL

APRIL HOTSTUFF PIZZA SPECIAL SINGLE TOPPING PERSONAL PIZZA $3.29. 679-2000 PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR LARGE ORDERS!! KID'S MEALS $4.39 AT YOUR RED LAKE SUBWAY! SUBWAY HOURS 9 AM TO 9 PM MONDAY THRU SATRUDAY, SUNDAY 9 AM TO 7 PM. EBT APPROVED...

 

PolyMet mine project goes 'boom'

The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld a decision reversing a critical mining permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, in what was hailed as a win by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and environmentalists in their long-running battle over the $1 billion project. The high court’s decision on April 28 affirmed the Minnesota Court...

 

Big business in Minnesota draws a line at Biden's proposed tax hike

Washington – Corporate tax cuts have been kind to Minnesota's biggest companies. In fact, many of the state's multi­billion-dollar, multinational corporations had lower effective tax rates in 2020 than an American making $40,126 in taxable income. Because of tax-cutting incentives, Minnesota stalwarts Medtronic and Xcel...

 

Brand New Family Apartments Now Open in Minneapolis

Brand New Family Apartments Now Open in Minneapolis Mini-Bimaadiziwin Income Restricted Family Apartments 612-238-4440...

 

MyPillow sues Dominion, which is already suing MyPillow

MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, seeking to shift the legal ground in a fight between its lightning-rod chief executive, Mike Lindell, and the maker of voting machines. The Chaska-based pillow manufacturer filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota and, along with Lindell, asked a court in...

 

NEW ITEMS HAVE ARRIVED AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST

NEW ITEMS HAVE ARRIVED AT THE TRADING POST!! SANDLES, CAR ACCESSORIES, SLIPPERS AND MORE!! CHECK IT OUT!!...

 

Xcel wants to build $575M solar plant in Becker

Xcel Energy has unveiled plans for the largest solar-energy plant in Minnesota by far, a $575 million project in Becker adjacent to the company's Sherco coal-power complex. The solar plant would create 900 union construction jobs and provide enough electricity to power 100,000 Upper Midwest homes, the company said. It would...

 

Enbridge taps new approach for pipelines

It’s the dead of winter in Minnesota, and the woman’s footsteps make a distinctive crunching sound as she walks down a snow-covered road. She and others are conducting an Ojibwe pipe ceremony along the Mississippi River, offering a ground blessing and prayers for the safety and health of people working on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project. The pipe is loaded with...

 

With Twins game, downtown businesses are ready for the most action in a year

After shutting his downtown Minneapolis pub for the first few months of the pandemic, Dermot Cowley initially tried reopening last June. He called it quits after two weeks. "It was a ghost town down here," said the owner of O'Donovan's Irish Pub, which is across the street from First Avenue and Target Center, and a block or so...

 

Gas prices will rise to three-year high

Drivers eager to get back on the road more than a year into the pandemic will face the highest summer gasoline prices since 2018, according to a U.S. government report. Prices at the pump will average $2.78 a gallon from April to September in the U.S., more than 30% higher than last summer. While covid-19 will continue to...

 

State regulators fail to hold Enbridge accountable for Line 3 promises

Last week MinnPost published a piece outlining the multiple failures of state regulators to hold Enbridge accountable for its broken promises. Among the largest failures is Enbridge’s hiring practices. Barely a quarter of the workers currently working on the pipeline are from Minnesota, with the rest coming from places like Missouri and Texas. This large influx of transient...

 

'Ever Sick Dangles': Indigenous Apparel Brand Celebrates First Nations Hockey

Growing up, when Harlan Kingfisher (Plains Cree from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation) would leave the house for big hockey games, his grandfather, or Mushum, would instruct him to smudge his blades and hockey stick. "Smudging" is the Indigenous practice of burning sweetgrass or sage in prayer to summon positive energy and...

 

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