The Schillo’s Story – Paul, Brenda, and Caleb

My name is Paul Schillo and I live near Wrenshall in rural Carlton County with my wife Brenda and son Caleb. Like many of our friends and neighbors, we were surprised to receive a letter from Enbridge this summer indicating that our property was under consideration as an alternative oil pipeline route.   We soon learned…

Kristie and Matthew

I was asked to write an article on the impact the pipeline would have on our property. Iʼve been putting it off since I just don’t know where to start. The Pipeline would run next to a natural gas line that I think has been here since the 60ʼs. They have had an easement here…

A word on Safety

In the words of one of our colorful neighbors: “having a little oil leak is like being a little bit pregnant”. In light of the recent oil spill in North Dakota and the three year anniversary of the continuing clean up from the massive Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we thought it might be…

The Andersons

Another Carlton County Land Steward Story 20 years ago we began looking for land that we could live out our dream of living off the land and being self sufficient.    We wanted land with good soil to grow our own food and open field to support our menagerie of animals.  We wanted a place…