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Leech Lake tribal member Sandy Nichols tells State Capitol reporters that she fears pollution will follow the construction of two pipelines across northern Minnesota. With her are Marty Cobenais of the Indigenous Environmental Network, center, and American Indian activist Clyde Bellecourt. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Some American Indians threaten to stop efforts to build a pair of northern Minnesota oil pipelines.

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Some American Indians threaten to stop efforts to build a pair of northern Minnesota oil pipelines.

American Indian activist Clyde Bellecourt on Wednesday said Indian pipeline opponents "definitely" will attempt to block construction any way they can.

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"We have our rights..." said Bellecourt, an American Indian Movement founder, "particularly when it is going to pollute our land."

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