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Final state permit approved for Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved the final permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project Monday. Jobs for Minnesotans and LIUNA are applauding the green lights for the $2.6 billion project. “As the most thoroughly reviewed project in Minnesota’s history, it’s time for this project to be built and bring the much needed 4,200…

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CEO, Sanford Health part ways

The CEO of Sanford Health stepped down yesterday. According to a release, the agreement was mutual between Kelby Krabbenhoft and Sanford Health. Krabbenhoft made headlines last week when he told employees that since he already recovered from COVID-19, he wouldn’t wear a facial covering. Sanford released a statement shortly afterward saying that his views did…

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Armed robbery suspected arrested in North Dakota

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the armed robbery at an Ogema convenience store earlier this month. The arrest, according to the White Earth Reservation Business Council’s release, was in Devils Lake, North Dakota, on Monday, Nov. 23. Thirty-two-year-old Levi Brandin Jerome was charged in Becker County with 1st degree aggravated robbery, second…

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New app unveiled to track COVID exposures

Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday a new app to help track COVID-19 exposures. The COVIDaware MN app, according to a release, does not track individuals’ locations or their positions relative to one another. Minnesota is one of 20 states to use similar technology, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “This innovative technology protects the…

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Two more approvals needed for Enbridge Line 3 pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued the final federal permit needed for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project to go forward. According to a release, the permit authorizes Enbridge to work within waters protected by the federal government. St. Paul District commander Col. Karl Jansen said he believes the decision, “is based on sound…

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Two arrested in Line 3 protest

Two were arrested Wednesday after locking themselves to excavating equipment. According to a release, the self-proclaimed “water protectors” attempted to prevent work on an Enbridge pump station in Two Inlets. The two arrestees are both from St. Paul, Minn. Last week, the Minnesota DNR finished the approval of 10 permits Enbridge required to proceed with…

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