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At the peak of construction, there were more than 4,000 workers involved with the Line 3 project. It also gave a boost to local businesses, as all those workers stayed in motels, ate in restaurants and stocked up on supplies at local hardware stores. Now that Line 3 is operating and most of the pipeline workers have moved on, small Minnesota towns are adjusting to a life after the boom.
This is one of many protests by the group identifying themselves as water protectors at various sites, including drilling sites and forested lands. In the past several months, there have been occasional protests outside the work yard near Backus on Highway 87.
BACKUS, Minn. -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a Wisconsin woman who drowned last weekend in a rural lake in north-central Minnesota. Panhia Danielle Yang, 37, Sheboygan, Wis., had been swimming near the shore of Ponto Lake, near Bac...
BACKUS, Minn. --A 23-year-old woman is dead after a crash Friday night, March 9, on Highway 371 north of Backus in central Minn. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Dani Rebecca Detloff of Backus died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash...

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BACKUS, Minn. - When surgeons at Phebe Hospital in Liberia enter the operating theater, they wear miners' headlamps and bring cellphones.Intermittent failure of diesel generators powering the health care facility makes these tools invaluable for ...
BACKUS, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office continues to pursue tips in an attempt to locate the suspect involved in the Sept. 16 home invasion case in which a homeowner shot at the intruder who fled the scene in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
BACKUS, Minn. --The Cass County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a person who was shot at while apparently attempting a home invasion in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
BEMIDJI -- A Backus man was killed after being struck by a tire that came off a dump truck while he was retrieving his mail in his driveway. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the sheriff's office received a medical assitance call at 10:22 a.m. l...
There's an old newspaper saying that when dog bites man, it isn't news. But if man bites dog -- that is news. Deer-car collisions are as common as speeding tickets around these parts. But when a 14 point whitetail buck takes on a late-model Chevy...

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