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State Department Meeting in Bemidji March 7th on Proposed Pipeline

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Enbridge Energy's Line 3 route

Barry Simonson is the Director of Line 3 Pipeline Execution for Enbridge Energy.  He talked with us about the replacement of line 3, why it's needed and where it is planned to go. 

The only public hearing with the State Department on the international crossing of tar sands oil through the Enbridge pipeline between Canada and the U.S., is Tuesday March 7th at 4:30pm at the Sanford Center.  The Bemidji Pioneer reported that many groups are planning to attend, buses will be arriving from Minneapolis and Duluth and Honor the Earth will hold a Jingle Dress Dance in front of the Sanford Center at 4pm. 

You can hear our conversation on the basics of the replacement of Line 3 from Enbridge Energy's perspective here. 

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.