‘Nothing but good for this area’

Annie, the Mayor of Walker, MN, says the arrival of pipeline workers on the Line 3 Replacement Project represented a much-needed economic windfall for her community. “The pipeline made a big difference . . . everybody got good business, within probably a 60- to 80-mile radius of Walker. Oh, it’s been nothing but good for this area,” she says. “Even our surrounding resorts, they were able to rent out their cabins year-round. The way the economy was with COVID, everybody needs the extra money. I think it’s been a win-win for everybody.”