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Opponents of proposed northern Minn. pipeline plan rally

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Opponents of a proposed oil pipeline across northern Minnesota plan to rally in Bemidji.

      After hearing speakers, the protesters say they'll take their demonstration Wednesday to Minnesota Highway 197, which goes through Bemidji.

      A grass-roots group on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is mounting a petition campaign against the pipeline planned by Enbridge Energy. Opponents fear possible leaks from the pipeline and say the pipeline would harm wetlands in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

      The 1,000-mile pipeline will travel from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wis., carrying oil extracted from Canada's oil sands.