From the Brainerd Dispatch


By Brett Larson, May 30, 2015

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe plans its own public hearing next Friday on the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline – the same day the state will decide whether to allow construction of the controversial project.

Dissatisfied with what tribal officials call a lack of cooperation from the state of Minnesota, the Mille Lacs Band has organized a hearing regarding the pipeline, which Enbridge Energy plans to use in order to transport oil more than 600 miles from wells in the Bakken region to refineries in Superior, Wis.

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