Brian Lambert

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves critical permit for Enbridge

For the AP Steve Karnowski says, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved one of the last remaining permits for Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, bringing the project a step closer to construction. In a release from its St. Paul office, the Corps said it determined […]Read More

Thanksgiving fuels demand for COVID-19 testing in Minnesota

For the Star Tribune, Joe Carlson writes: “Minnesota has seen more than 270,000 confirmed cases of COVID since March 5, including more than 13,000 added to the tally over the weekend, according to Minnesota Department of Health statistics. … Record-shattering trends across the state and Midwest are also spurring strong interest in getting tested for COVID […]Read More

69 more schools in Minnesota report coronavirus outbreaks

In the Pioneer Press, Josh Verges writes: “The vast majority of Twin Cities public school students will be in distance learning next month, and new coronavirus data published Thursday suggests the rest of them ought to be. Of the state’s 87 counties, only four have had fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases per 10,000 residents […]Read More

Announcing new COVID restrictions, Walz says Minnesota is at ‘a

In the Pioneer Press, Dave Orrick writes: “Warning that the state was at ‘a breaking point,’ Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz sought to summon the vigilance and compassion of a COVID-weary public Wednesday evening, as he announced a sweep of restrictions in the face of a pandemic storm pounding the state with stunning speed. … ‘This […]Read More