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Construction of Enbridge Energy Corp.'s Alberta Clipper oil pipeline has begun. Heavy equipment operators dig along the Highway 2 bypass Tuesday afternoon. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Pipeline construction is beginning

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Construction of the Alberta Clipper Pipeline is beginning in northern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Crews are beginning to clear land along the right-of-way. They also are stringing pipe - laying pipe along the right-of-way in anticipation of being welded and placed in trenches, according to Lorraine Grymala, community affairs manager for Enbridge Energy, which is building the pipeline.


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