Palisade, Minnesota (CNN) - In the north woods of Minnesota, the mighty Mississippi River looks like a frozen creek. After a bitter February, you can stroll across it with more fear of windburn than thin ice. And if you stroll one particular spot near Palisade, you'll find giant pipe, heavy machines and competing signs. A few read "No trespassing" in block letters. The rest say "Water is life" and "Stop Line 3" in hand-painted colors. It is the latest front in the pipeline wars.Read more
Bill Weir went “for a trip to beautiful northern Minnesota to dig into the Natives vs. Goliath battle over the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline.”Read more
NATIVE REPORT MOTHER EARTH SERIES 16 EPISODE 7 (PBS) WAS PRESENT AT A STAND AGAINST THE LINE 3 PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT ALONG AN ENBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SITE IN PALISADE, MINN., ON DEC. 17TH, 2020.Read more
"Winona LaDuke, an activist opposing the Enbridge Line 3 project, characterized her experience growing up and living in northern Minnesota as being in the “Deep North,” with levels of racism and biased policing comparable to those in southern states."Read more
"A trailhead and rest area in Backus suddenly became crowded Saturday, Jan. 23, when protesters gathered at one of the nearby pipeline staging sites for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. There have been several protests in the Backus area since work began."Read more
"Gov. Tim Walz held on to the past even when a better, cleaner future beckoned."
"Last week President Joe Biden announced he is revoking federal permits for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would have stretched from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska and to the Gulf of Mexico, carrying 830,000 barrels of the dirtiest type of oil per day."Read more