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Op-Ed: Will Biden choose fossil fuel or Minnesota’s rivers, and a cooler planet, in the fight against Line 3?

"It was mid-afternoon on June 7 when nearly three dozen sheriffs, deputies and police arrived at the Two Inlets pump station site on Enbridge Inc.'s Line 3 oil pipeline, now under construction in northern Minnesota. In riot helmets, wielding long truncheons, they formed two lines and stood in unusual 90-degree heat, awaiting orders to move in against nearly 200 nonviolent protesters."

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‘They’re Shoving A Pipe Down Our Throat’: Inside Winona LaDuke’s Fight Against Line 3

"BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) — You’ve likely heard about Line 3 by now. It’s a pipeline that would bring tar sands oil through northern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.

Part of it would run alongside an existing pipeline corridor but some of the route requires carving out a new path."

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Fargo protesters aim to 'dance the line away' every Tuesday

FARGO — From Bemidji to Park Rapids and now Fargo, environmental activists are protesting by dancing in front of banks and other organizations they’re asking to divest from fossil fuel interests, specifically the Line 3 replacement project that runs through northern Minnesota.

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Line 3 Putting Wild Rice at Risk

In the mist of a chilly October morning, Anakwad Migizi, who also uses the name Wendy Stone, pushes her family’s canoe into a tiny lake in the Crooked Creek watershed in east central Minnesota. The wild rice, or manoomin, is so tall and thick that, for a while, everything is obscured except the patch of blue sky overhead. Holding a pair of cedar knocking sticks in her hands, Stone, a Crane clan Anishinaabe writer and educator, pulls the top of the rice stalks over the boat and gently taps them to release some of the grains into the boat.

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FINDING FONDA

It’s mid-March, and Jane Fonda is in northern Minnesota. I see her post on Instagram: Fonda dressed in all black save for a colorful Ojibwe-style beaded necklace, wearing big shades, with her silver fringe peeking out from under a stocking cap. She’s standing next to a NO TRESPASSING sign, and there are huge mounds of rubble behind her, as well as big sections of oil pipeline staged, ready to be put in the ground. 

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Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Appear on ‘No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where We Belong)’ Premiered on the Rolling Stone

Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Appear on ‘No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where We Belong)’

“The song and the music video are also like prayer offered in ceremony, asking for strength, justice, and preservation,” says activist Winona LaDuke

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Canadian pipeline giant accused of paying U.S. police to harass activists

"Anti-pipeline activists are accusing Canadian energy transportation giant Enbridge of setting a disturbing precedent by providing funds for policing its Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. As police book more overtime, there is concern among opponents they are deliberately targeting the Indigenous women resisting the project."

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A fight is brewing over an oil pipeline and it's pitting Native groups against Big Oil

“Sixty-eight-million people rely upon this water that comes from up here in Northern Minnesota, and it goes all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico,” one water protector said

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Tribes Defend Minnesota Waterways From Dangerous Line 3 Pipeline

"Representing the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Honor the Earth, and Sierra Club, Earthjustice is fighting the pipeline in federal court."

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CNN: As spring thaws the Minnesota ice, a new pipeline battle fires up

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.

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