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Enbridge approaches 50 percent completion of Line 3

Construction of Line 3 is nearly halfway complete, with a two-month pause for most construction activities anticipated April 1. “Winter construction has gone very well, and the project is on track for completion late this year,” said Barry Simonson, Director of Line 3 mainline construction. “This is a planned two-month hiatus and most pipeline workers…

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Three protesters arrested in Wadena County

Three pipeline protesters were arrested Thursday in Wadena County for trespassing. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, law enforcement responded to a report of 30 people demonstrating with some climbing on equipment and pipes at an Enbridge work site. Most of the demonstrators got off the equipment upon law enforcement arrival,…

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Federal court denies injunction to delay Line 3

A federal court will not stop the construction of the Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The Red Lake and White Earth Nations, and environmental groups such as Earth Justice and the Sierra Club, filed a lawsuit in December seeking a preliminary injunction on a water permit issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers. US…

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Congresswoman Omar visits Line 3 protest camps

Featured photo: Omar, left, at the RailRiverFolkSchool on Saturday, Jan. 30.  Congresswoman Ilhan Omar visited northern Minnesota over the weekend. Omar represents a metro district, but made her way across the protest camps along the Line 3 route. The visit was arranged by Giniw Collective, a self-proclaimed water protector organization. “If the Walz administration won’t…

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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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Eight arrested after Line 3 protests Saturday

Featured photo: Line 3 protest near Hill City. Photo credit to Heidi Nielson-Meade. Eight were arrested after several hours of protesting the Line 3 pipeline Saturday near Hill City. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, over 150 arrived in two buses and personal vehicles to oppose the installation of the pipeline…

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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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