Line 3 promised to be a boon to northern Minnesota's economy. Halfway into construction, has it lived up to its promise?
March 31, 2021
For Harry's Bar and Grill in Hill City, construction on Enbridge's $4 billion Line 3 oil pipeline came at the right time.
When work began Dec. 1 on the 340-mile pipeline across northern Minnesota, the state had just banned indoor dining at Minnesota bars and restaurants for the second time amid a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases.
But the influx of pipeline workers began ordering takeout and Harry's parked its food truck outside Enbridge's Hill City construction yard.