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Activist Winona LaDuke talks Monday, July 7, 2014, about her plan to raise awareness of the Sandpiper oil pipeline which is scheduled to traverse an area from Park Rapids to Backus on it’s way from western North Dakota to Superior, Wis. LaDuke and fellow riders were riding their horses to Park Rapids Monday trying to follow as close as possible the pipeline route. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Protesters ride against Sandpiper pipeline

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BACKUS, Minn. -- Critics of a proposed Sandpiper pipeline route that would cut through Cass County in north-central Minnesota gathered Monday to bring attention to their environmental concerns.


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