Trespass charge dropped against Super...

Trespass charge dropped against Superior man arrested on own pr...

There are 4 comments on the story from Mar 31, 2010, titled Trespass charge dropped against Superior man arrested on own pr.... In it, reports that:

Douglas County has dropped the trespassing charge against a Superior man who was arrested in December for trespassing on his own property.

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oaky doaky

Eau Claire, WI

#1 Mar 31, 2010
well, thats mighty white of ya.

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 31, 2010
"Engelking contends the workers did not have permission to be on his property, located on the southern edge of Superior, and had not paid for an easement.

Denise Hamsher, a spokeswoman for Enbridge Energy Partners, said Engelking has repeatedly been offered payments, but both he and his father, who owns 200 acres of neighboring land, have refused to accept the money."

If payments were offered and refused, that would indicate they didn't want to sell or lease you any easement. Did Enbridge Energy Partners just assume they could continue?
There has to be more to the story.

Pelzer, SC

#3 Apr 2, 2010
If some latter day Barney Fife tried to arrest me for trespassing on my own property, any charge would turn into something far more serious. I'd blow the b%*tard away.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 2, 2010
You guys are missing the point. Enbridge had the right to be there and this guy interfered with them, that's why he still has the disorderly conduct charge against him. The issue isn't whether they can build the pipeline across the property (there is already at least one there) but one of compensation. The property owners may not like it, but the easement has been there for decades, likely longer than these particular owners have been there. All of the property owners have been offered compensation, these just are holding out for more.

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