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Winona LaDuks listens to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in July of 2013 discuss a northern Minnesota oil pipeline. Now she says she will actively oppose expanding North Dakota pipelines. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

LaDuke plans to fight North Dakota 'national sacrifice area'

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Winona LaDuke plans to use her national notoriety to fight what she says are dangers caused by North Dakota's oil boom, which also could affect Minnesota communities such as where she lives.


"I don't approve of creating a national sacrifice area in North Dakota," said LaDuke, an Indian rights activist, conservationist and two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

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