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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota regulators have reaffirmed their support for Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Public Utilities Commission refused to reconsider its previous decision to grant a certificate of need for the project. And the commissioners agreed that Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge has met several additional conditions they imposed when they approved the plan in June.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Multiple tents caught fire at a homeless encampment in Minneapolis. Fire officials say no injuries were reported and the fires were extinguished on Monday. Hundreds of homeless people have been living at the encampment since the summer.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Chipotle is reconsidering its decision to fire a St. Paul restaurant manager after receiving more information about an incident where employees refused to serve five black men and asked them to prove they could pay. Employees accused the men of being repeat dine-and-dashers. One of the men posted a video of the incident on Twitter, alleging racial stereotyping. Chipotle fired the restaurant's manager. Now the company says it has new information that warrants additional investigation.
WINONA, Minn. (AP) - The Diocese of Winona-Rochester plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following allegations of child sexual abuse against former priests. The southern Minnesota diocese distributed a letter from Bishop John Quinn to parishioners over the weekend. A public announcement is planned Tuesday. A spokesman says Quinn believes the planned filing is "the best path forward to bring healing and justice" to abuse survivors. The diocese will be the fourth in Minnesota to file for bankruptcy.
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