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Port: Can we expect political extremists to attack the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project now?

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents sing prayer songs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as they vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., ahead of the evacuation deadline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Back during the violent demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline one casus belli of the political extremists perpetrating them was the idea that the pipeline would disturb sacred artifacts and burial grounds along the route.

This was a problematic argument because the DAPL project, through that disputed area near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, followed an existing industrial corridor. There was an existing gas pipeline, and power line infrastructure, through that area for years before the DAPL project was even planned.

Still, the protesters insisted that their often unlawful antics were justified because of the threat to sacred Native American areas and artifacts.

Now, flash forward to the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. It turns out there are historically significant sites and artifacts in the path of that project too.

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