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At the peak of construction, there were more than 4,000 workers involved with the Line 3 project. It also gave a boost to local businesses, as all those workers stayed in motels, ate in restaurants and stocked up on supplies at local hardware stores. Now that Line 3 is operating and most of the pipeline workers have moved on, small Minnesota towns are adjusting to a life after the boom.
Pequot Lakes student was swimming in Backus area lake when the ring slipped off.
The man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.
This is one of many protests by the group identifying themselves as water protectors at various sites, including drilling sites and forested lands. In the past several months, there have been occasional protests outside the work yard near Backus on Highway 87.

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The BCA investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing. When the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Cass County Attorney’s Office for review.
Apparent shooter was a neighbor of the victim
BACKUS, Minn. -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a Wisconsin woman who drowned last weekend in a rural lake in north-central Minnesota. Panhia Danielle Yang, 37, Sheboygan, Wis., had been swimming near the shore of Ponto Lake, near Bac...
BACKUS, Minn.--A 37-year-old Sheboygan, Wis., woman drowned this weekend in a rural Backus lake in north-central Minnesota. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, the woman had been swimming near the shore of Ponto Lake, about 63 miles so...
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- Rumors spread following an incident that led to the death of Edward VanBeek of Pine River on Monday, July 9, but official details may do little to explain the events.
BACKUS, Minn. -- The boater whose body was recovered from a Cass County lake Wednesday has been identified as Ronald Reinhart, 69, of Canton, Ga.The driver of the boat was also identified as James Bifulk, 67, of Maplewood, according to a news rel...

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BACKUS, Minn.--One man was rescued and another was still missing the evening of Tuesday, June 12, when a boat overturned on a lake in north-central Minnesota's Cass County.
BACKUS, Minn. - When surgeons at Phebe Hospital in Liberia enter the operating theater, they wear miners' headlamps and bring cellphones.Intermittent failure of diesel generators powering the health care facility makes these tools invaluable for ...
BACKUS, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office continues to pursue tips in an attempt to locate the suspect involved in the Sept. 16 home invasion case in which a homeowner shot at the intruder who fled the scene in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.

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