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

Canadian crude taking rail through northern Minnesota

Oil-by-rail shipment is increasing from Canada as well as North Dakota.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 09:30 PM

BNSF pressured to deliver more coal

Xcel and other Minnesota power companies are concerned about diminishing stockpiles as shipments face transportation woes.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 09:14 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

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

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 management blamed for cost overruns at Monticello nuke plant

A key question is whether Xcel’s customers or investors will pick up the $345 million in cost overruns. Xcel is pushing regulators to make ratepayers pay the entire cost of the Monticello upgrade.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 05:49 AM

June 29: Higher blend of biodiesel -- 10% -- on its way

In a boost for the biofuels industry, Minnesota on Tuesday becomes the first state in the nation to mandate a 10 percent minimum blend of biodiesel in diesel fuel sold at the pump.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 07:20 PM

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