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Winona LaDuke listens to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in July 2013 discuss a northern Minnesota oil pipeline. Now she says she will actively oppose expanding North Dakota pipelines. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Winona LaDuke plans to fight North Dakota 'national sacrifice area' in Oil Patch

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ST. PAUL – Winona LaDuke plans to use her national notoriety to fight what she says are dangers caused by North Dakota’s oil boom, which also could affect Minnesota communities such as where she lives.


“I don’t approve of creating a national sacrifice area in North Dakota,” said LaDuke, an Indian rights activist, conservationist and two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.