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County board approves Enbridge Line 5 easement purchase


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SAXON HARBOR, Wis. - Iron County is getting a seven-figure payday after the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved an easement agreement with Enbridge Inc. for use of the land the company needs for a potential reroute of its Line 5 pipeline Tuesday.

The deal will have the company pay Iron County $1.5 million for the easement on the property, along with a $51,790 road-access fee, for a total of $1,551,790.

"That money would be paid up front to Iron County immediately and would be ours to keep whether or not the pipeline project was completed," I...

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