A group of protesters are still waiting for answers after their demonstration at an Alexandria fundraising event made Governor Tim Walz cut a speech short and leave early. On Saturday, the governor was giving a speech when dozens of Line Three activists confronted him about a controversial pipeline project. Video captured the group chanting, shouting and asking the governor questions about the project before he left the scene with security mid-speech. The group wants an end to the pipeline, saying it violates existing treaties with indigenous groups and it could negatively impact the state’s wetlands and wild rice beds.
Governor Ends Speech, Leaves Event Early
By Ashley Hanley|2021-09-06T04:44:18-05:00September 6th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!