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Leech Lake tribal member Sandy Nichols tells Minnesota 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 Native American activist Clyde Bellecourt. (Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau)

American Indians promise pipeline fight

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

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

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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.
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