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

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

Minnesota, power companies attack solar energy plan

They say Geronimo Energy’s judge-approved proposal won’t meet growing demand.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 08:31 PM

Key facts about Xcel's Monticello Nuclear Power Plant

MONTICELLO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTLocated: Monticello, Minn., 45 northwest of the Twin Cities.Owner: Xcel Energy.Online: 1970.Type: GE boiling water reactor.Output: 600...

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 09:58 AM

Fraud trial rewrites a chapter of Minnesota business history

The investment banker who helped salvage Select Comfort said its founder almost ran the company into bankruptcy.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 08:57 AM

Bixby CEO compared the failed start-up firm to Microsoft

Walker wrote one investor:  “It appears this is going to be a one-in-a-million stock like Microsoft.”

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Trial begins for Bixby CEO charged in $57 million fraud

Businessman Robert Walker was trying to change the world — or deceiving people into thinking he could.Jurors heard those contradictory...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 08:48 PM

NTSB: 400,000 gallons of crude spilled in Casselton train wreck

About 1,400 residents were evacuated when an oil train hit a derailed grain train and caught fire and exploded.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 09:08 PM

CEO of 'clean coal' company goes on trial in $57 million fraud

Bixby Energy Systems of Ramsey promised investors that it would convert coal to clean-burning gas, but prosecutors contend it was...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 08:02 PM

N.D. delegation presses U.S. regulators to make tank cars safer

After last week’s oil train wreck, the state’s senators and congressman met with the U.S. transportation secretary.

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

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