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Bemidji Pioneer: Proposed law aims to crack down on protesters

ST. PAUL—As the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission prepares to vote this June on Enbridge Energy Co.'s controversial Line 3 replacement project, Northland lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would crack down on those who train or recruit protesters who damage "critical infrastructure" such as oil pipelines.

However, those against the law fear that it would intimidate would-be activists and squash peaceful protests.


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