SAINT PAUL, MINN—Staff from the Department of Commerce, the Public Utilities Commission and Enbridge/North Dakota Pipeline Company will be hosting public comment meetings regarding the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline which will run through Northwest Minnesota.
These public meetings will provide Minnesotans an opportunity to learn more about the proposed projects, as well as ask questions and provide input. Comment cards will also be available for people who wish to provide a written statement for public record.
"The Sandpiper Pipeline will help improve the safety of oil transport from North Dakota, as well and bring jobs and property tax revenue to Northwest Minnesota," said Representative Dan Fabian (R-Roseau). "I hope folks will attend one of these meeting and share their input to keep the project moving forward."
"These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for people's voices to be heard regarding the building of Sandpiper Pipeline. Many folks have been frustrated by the politics and process regarding the project, and this will give folks a forum to go on the record and share their thoughts," said Representative Deb Kiel (R-Crookston).
The following local meetings have been scheduled in Crookston and Thief River Falls:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Crookston Inn and Convention Center, 2200 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716
Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Ralph Engelstad Arena, 525 Brooks Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701