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CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the better part of a year.

Energy Transfer Partners has finished drilling under Lake Oahe and
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in asking a federal judge to revoke permission for the Dakota Access pipeline to be built under the Missouri River in North Dakota.

The tribes say the $3.8 billion oil pipeline threatens their drinking water,
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A new South Dakota concealed pistol permit that supporters say will speed up gun shopping for permit holders has received federal approval.

South Dakota officials said Friday that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that "gold card" and enhanced concealed pistol permits issued starting in January qualify as
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.

"A source
MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's air force struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time on Friday as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul, the last major urban stronghold held by the Sunni militant group in Iraq.

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the airstrikes in a statement, saying the air force hit the border towns of Boukamal and
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

It took 3 ½ hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search the protesters'
Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on whether ?vote trading? and ?vehicle bills? are prohibited.
A group of top U.S. law enforcement leaders is launching an ambitious new campaign to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota?s Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 44 at Piedmont, going west, will be closed for about two miles beginning March 6.
Effective at 2 p.m. MST, Feb. 27, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.
South Dakota colleges and universities will send 12 outstanding undergraduate student researchers to the State Capitol this week to share their research work with lawmakers and the public.
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