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2 found guilty in Wisconsin pipeline protest case

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- A jury has found two people guilty of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer following a protest at Enbridge Energy's Line 3 construction site in Wisconsin last summer.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 24-year-old Alexander Emery Good-Cane-Milk of South Dakota and 26-year-old Kyla L. Hassig of Minnesota were also found guilty of trespassing on the site where Enbridge was working to replace a 12.5-mile (20-kilometer) segment of its 1960s-era oil pipeline in Wisconsin.

Good-Cane-Milk secured himself to an excavator at the site while Hassig streamed the protest live on social media on Aug. 29, 2017. They also refused requests from Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies to leave the site.

Attorneys for Hassig and Good-Cane-Milk argued that their clients were concerned for the environment and others.

Enbridge has completed construction and the pipeline is now in service.

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