Pipe for Line 3 project strewn in ditch from collision south of Pine River

Camper involved in incident removed from scene as crews prepare to move pipe.

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At least three massive pipes for the Line 3 pipeline project were in the grass near County Road 44 and State Highway 371 south of Pine River following a collision Saturday, June 5. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal

Several large pipes for the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project ended up strewn in the grass alongside the intersection of County Road 44 and State Highway 371 south of Pine River after a collision between a truck hauling them and a vehicle with a camper.

The collision occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5. A crew was working to collect the massive pipes from the ditch around 1:30 p.m. as Cass County deputies and State Patrol troopers provided traffic control as needed.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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