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More than a hundred protesters, including some wearing masks to show toxic dangers they see in some types of oil production, stood in protest Wednesday, July 17, 2013, when the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission would not accept their testimony about a change sought by the owner of a northern Minnesota oil pipeline. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis) - See more at:

Minnesota approves pipeline change over protests

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By Don Davis / MN Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline expansion as chants of “shame on you” rang out in the downtown St. Paul meeting room.


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