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Majority of those working on Enbridge pipeline from outside Minnesota


February 19, 2021

Photos by ALEX KORMANN •

Enbridge contractors identified and marked an older Enbridge oil pipeline at one of the Line 3 work sites in Carlton, Minn., in December.

Enbridge has fallen considerably short of goals to hire Minnesota workers for its controversial new 340-mile oil pipeline across the northern part of the state.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company and union representatives have said they had expected at least 50% of its construction workforce to be from Minnesota.

But at the end of December - the first full month of construction - just 33% of the 4,664 workers building the replacement for Enbridge's current Line 3 were Minnesota residents, according to a recent filing with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.


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