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Protesters urged to stay out of pipeline trenches

The Northern Lights Task Force has issued a release highlighting the dangers of trenches. In recent weeks, protesters have entered the trench area of the Line 3 pipeline, causing potential dangers to the workers, the protesters and possible rescue personnel. There are about 25 deaths a year from trench accidents across the country, with many…

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Red Lake reiterates opposition to Line 3

The Red Lake Tribal Council is reaffirming its opposition of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project. In a public notice to band members, Chairman Darrel Seki says the Red Lake Band is challenging permits in various courts. In the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the band is challenging three permits issued by the Public Utilities Commission:…

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Line 3 protesters lock down inside pipeline

Photo credit: Giniw Collective Two self-proclaimed water protectors reportedly locked themselves to each other inside a Line 3 pipe segment Thursday morning near Backus. According to a release, the action was meant to halt work on the project. The Court of Appeals has yet to rule on tribally-led lawsuits concerning the project. The protesters expressed…

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