David Shaffer

Reporter | Energy and business
Phone: 612-673-7090
David Shaffer is a veteran reporter and editor for the Star Tribune, with more than three decades of experience on daily newspapers.

Recent content from David Shaffer

Xcel will build multistate power transmission projects

The utility is entering the competitive business of building large transmission projects to serve customers beyond its own. Xcel sees opportunities in the Midwest and Southwest.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Cargill closing its Milwaukee beef plant on Friday

The facility that employs 600 workers will go dark on Friday.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Minnesota crossed by 50 oil trains a week, almost all in Twin Cities

Newly released details show trains pass close to state’s populated areas

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 10:35 AM

Where are sunniest places in Minnesota? U grads found out

Graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s geographic information science program mapped the solar energy potential for the entire state.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 07:59 AM

U.S.: Remove or retrofit old oil tankers in 2 years

Bakken oil on ‘higher end of volatility,’ say Transportation Secretary Foxx

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Regulators asked to consider changes in Sandpiper pipeline path

State regulators are studying changes to address concerns about a proposed oil pipeline – but not an all-new route.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 01:16 PM

Duluth-based Minnesota Power settles with EPA

Minnesota Power to pay a $1.4 million penalty and invest in cleaner technologies to settle dispute over coal plants.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Obituary: Edwin Wingate, Dayton Hudson executive

Edwin Wingate, a human resources executive who helped a regional department store chain transform itself into retail giant Target Corp.,...

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:59 AM

North Dakota is poised for more growth in oil production

Crude supplies expected to rise 5 to 6 percent per month, but limits on flaring loom in 2015.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Xcel board under scrutiny in Monticello cost overrun

Company denied claim that board’s role in “dysfunctional” process led to overruns on Monticello project.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 06:06 AM

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