DAPL

Federal Judge Orders New Environmental Review Of DAPL

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Opponents of a major oil pipeline that stretches from North Dakota to Illinois, crossing through South Dakota, are celebrating after a federal judge rules a new environmental review must be done on the Dakota Access pipeline. According to the Associated Press, Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did…

Minnehaha Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Pipeline Vandalism

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – Authorities are investigating an attempt to vandalize a part of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Humboldt. Minnehaha County Sheriffs say they were called to a part of the pipeline on Monday because someone nearby said someone was acting suspicious near it. Authorities, including pipeline security, found a hole cut through the fencing surrounding the pipeline. Authorities believe…

Law Enforcement Increases Patrols Near DAPL Site In Minnehaha Co.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Law enforcement officers have stepped up patrols around an oil pipeline site in Minnehaha County after vandalism was discovered. Sheriff’s Capt. Jason Gearman says vandals broke through a chain link fence recently that surrounds an above-ground section of the Dakota Access Pipeline near highway 19, north of Humboldt. A valve inspector has since repaired a hole,…

Pipeline Protesters Burn Structures As Camp Ends

via KFYR-TV Facebook Live CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)– Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota. About 200 to 300 protesters remain at the camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The Army Corps of Engineers has ordered the camp closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday,…

Pope Speaks Out Against DAPL

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has insisted that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands – an indirect critique as the Donald Trump administration seeks to advance construction on a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met Wednesday with representatives of indigenous peoples attending a U.N. agricultural meeting in…

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Expected To Get Go-Ahead

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)– The developer of the stalled, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the project. The Army says it will cancel further study and allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction for the project to…

ND Gov. Applauds Pipeline Notice; Opponents Say Protest Will Continue

David Goldman/AP PhotoBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is applauding the Army’s decision to allow completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota’s congressional delegation is also welcoming the Army’s announcement. But Burgum says his “top priority” remains public safety and the cleanup of an area near the pipeline route where hundreds and sometimes thousands of…

Sports Talk Radio Host Reacts After Watching DAPL Protest Unfold At Vikings Game

Three people have been arrested following a disturbance at US Bank Stadium during the Vikings vs. Bears game Sunday afternoon. Cell phone video and pictures from fans show two people dangling from a truss in the stadium next to a banner protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Craig Mattick, the Director of Sports at KWSN Radio, is also a Minnesota Vikings…

3 People Arrested In Dakota Access Pipeline Stadium Protests

(AP) Police have arrested a third suspect after opponents to the Dakota Access pipeline hung a banner from the roof of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the Minnesota Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears. The 27-year-old woman is accused of obstructing legal process. Police haven’t released details of her role in the incident Sunday afternoon. Two other…