Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie is getting tired of the phone calls about the protest by the Standing Rock Sioux over a planned oil pipeline.
That’s North Dakota, he tells the geographically challenged. His county — the one in Minnesota — is practically in Wisconsin, nowhere near North Dakota or the scene of the protest.
The pipeline protest is taking place in Morton County, N.D.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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