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Opposition grows as oil pipelines proliferate in northern Minnesota

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By David Schaffer

Minneapolis Star Tribune

PARK RAPIDS, Minn.—Leon Rogers has lived next to crude oil pipelines for years. He’s had enough.

With four pipelines already buried beneath his western Minnesota farmland and a fifth one planned next to his house, Rogers and many of his neighbors are no longer ambivalent about the river of oil flowing through this region of forests, lakes and rivers.

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