Here’s an Update

Thanks for ALL of those lovely letters!  The PUC staff was kept very busy posting comments to the docket and you helped that to happen. So, now what?  Well, one thing we’re learning about this process is that nothing is ever terribly clear, but here is what we know: The Comment Period for the Route…

Revised Maps Have Been Filed

We’ve been waiting quite some time, but Enbridge has finally filed the amended route they promised.  We were expecting to see it in January and they filed late in the afternoon of the 31st.  By then it was too late for the PUC to make the all documents available to the public before closing time,…

Democracy in Action Forum

Last Thursday Carlton County Lands Stewards spoke at forums at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica.   Stewards Rita Vavrosky and Janaki Fisher-Merritt joined Randel Hanson, Atina Diffley, Tracy Smetana, and Becky Lourey to educate people about the Sandpiper route and why it is incompatible with farming in Carlton County.  Each speaker addressed a…

Caroline’s Family

Byron and I grew up on dairy farms here in Wrenshall.  We have been married for 30 years.  We have 3 wonderful sons and 5 beautiful grandkids.  We have always wanted our own farm and that happened the summer of 2012.  Our oldest son Adam, an Iraqi War Veteran, came home from Iraq, finished his…

The Sterles

                      We are Sandy and Craig Sterle living in Blackhoof Township for over 30 years.  We have a variety of plants, animals, birds, and water on land, which quickly rolls between high and low.  I realize we are not owners, so much as stewards of…

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…