Jane Fonda to arrive in northern Minnesota today

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Jane Fonda is reportedly coming to Hubbard County today.

According to a release, the Academy Award-winning actress is scheduled to join Indigenous leaders in the Line 3 fight this afternoon in Hubbard, just south of Park Rapids.

Fonda will join Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth and Tara Houska of the Giniw Collective, as well as civil rights lawyers.

Fonda said in a release that “Line 3’s most serious immediate impacts will be on Indigenous peoples and their lands and waters along the line.”

Fonda, before the COVID-19 pandemic, held a weekly rally called “Fire Drill Fridays,” where she and other high-profile celebrities would raise awareness of climate change and usually would get arrested.

Line 3 is reportedly nearly halfway through construction, with a planned hiatus beginning in a couple of weeks, with work to resume in June.

The construction work employs about 5,000 people, and is replacing and in some places re-routing the existing line, which officials say is corroding.

The new line will transport 760,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to the Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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