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, utility, insurers sue GE over accident at Becker power plant

A lawsuit over a catastrophic turbine failure at the coal-fired Sherco plant alleges that General Electric concealed a known defect for years.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 11:58 AM

Oil train leaks crude over 70 miles of track in Minnesota

A single leaking tank car on a Canadian Pacific oil train left a sheen of crude oil Monday along 70...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 08:48 PM

Bixby’s top fundraiser lived lavish lifestyle

Key witness admits he owned two Rolls Royces and took friends on exotic vacations while raising money for failed energy...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Defense to cross-examine key Bixby witness Monday

A former Bixby Energy Systems executive who is testifying at the company founder’s fraud trial faces another day on the...

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Walker trial: Video misled potential investors

“When you showed the video, people got into a fever pitch,” witness testified, but it contained statements that weren’t true.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Felon: Bixby CEO knew his past

Prosecution witness Dennis Desender testified at a fraud trial that Robert Walker “really didn’t care if I had a past...

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Attorney: Walker buried Bixby Energy forensic audit

Auditors uncovered damaging information about firm.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Xcel ratepayers underwrite major solar push in Minnesota

A state-mandated $42 million grant program is funded by Xcel Energy electric customers.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Jan. 23: NTSB urges oil trains be rerouted to avoid cities

The recommendation would be extremely difficult to implement, industry and civic leaders say.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 11:58 PM

In Walker trial, auditor says he was fired after finding ‘red flags’

A former CFO also testified Bixby Energy was “cooking the books.”

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 09:15 PM

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