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Area in northeast Minnesota evacuated after authorities receive report of 'suspicious device' at Line 3 protest


February 22, 2021

An unidentified protestor kneels Friday outside the Enbridge Line 3 protest camp on Magney Drive in Carlton County, pleading to tribal members calling for the breakup of the camp, which they say is disruptive and potentially dangerous in the wake of Friday's investigation of suspicious activity. (Brady Slater /

CLOQUET, Minn. -- While authorities waited for a bomb squad to arrive Friday, Feb. 19, after "suspicious" packages were allegedly thrown into a pipeline construction area west of Cloquet, members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa had seen enough.

They started blocking protesters known as "water protectors" from reaching their camp located on Magney Drive.

"It's getting dangerous out here," one woman said, declining to give her name and referring reporters to Danielle Martineau, 42, who was leading a group of tribal members, many of them school-age, as it confronted protesters and stood outside the entrance to the camp, calling for it to break up and telling protesters to go home.


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