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Top News & Analysis South Dakota

  • WASHINGTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 1- Native Americans and activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project expressed alarm on Wednesday after federal lawmakers from North Dakota said the final permit had been granted for the project, a statement later contradicted by the Army, which issues such permits. Activists in North Dakota expressed anger after...

  • WASHINGTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 1- Activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project expressed alarm on Wednesday after federal lawmakers from the state said the final permit had been granted for the project- a statement later contradicted by the Army, which issues such permits. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday it has started a review for...

  • Hundreds of United States military veterans vow to defend the Standing Rock protest camp and march through a winter blizzard to the scene of recent clashes with state police and the national guard just outside of the Lakota Sioux reservation of Standing Rock, North Dakota, December 5, 2016.

    Trump's move doesn't order construction of the pipeline, but does require expedited consideration of permit requests, NBC News reports.

  • This is a file photo of a pig embryo.

    The experiments are controversial, but not the first in part human, part-animal science, NBC News reports.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in December turned down the request for an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to build under the Missouri River. December 2014 Energy Transfer Partners LP applies to the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build a 1,172- mile, 570,000- barrel-per-day pipeline to deliver crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale...

  • Jan 24- A powerful storm that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend brought snow, heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northeast on Tuesday as searchers combed Georgia tornado wreckage for a missing toddler. The storm, known as a nor'easter, dumped from 6 to 8 inches of snow on New York's Catskills as well as mountains in Pennsylvania...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed "Porn's New King" pleaded guilty on Thursday for the second time in a year to engaging in securities fraud, admitting to participating in a scheme that cheated investors and a Native American tribe. Jason Galanis, 46, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to charges that included securities...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- TCF National Bank was on Thursday accused of "tricking consumers" into costly overdraft services in a lawsuit by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the lawsuit, Minnesota- based TCF National Bank wrongly pushed customers into a costly overdraft protection that generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Dec 22- Democrats are showing little interest in cooperating with the Republicans who control Congress on legislation to dismantle the Obamacare health insurance law but some are signaling a willingness to collaborate on action to curb rising drug prices. President-elect Donald Trump pledged two weeks ago to bring down drug prices,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 18- Two weeks after a victory in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, most protesters have cleared out of the main protest camp in North Dakota- but about 1,000 are still there, and plan to remain through the winter. "I've seen some of my friends leave but I will be here until the end and will stand up to Trump if he decides to approve the...

  • Is renewable energy the solution for South Dakota?

    Michael Brune from the Sierra Club says that renewable sources of energy will help meet energy needs without putting the water supply at risk.

  • *Sioux leader asks protesters to go home. CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes office. A coalition of Native American groups,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline but girded for a protracted struggle as President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline project but girded for a protracted struggle as president-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline project but girded for a protracted struggle as president-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project but were mindful the fight is not over, as the company building the line said it had no plans for re-routing the pipe. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it rejected an application to allow the Dakota...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project on Sunday, even though many recognized that the fight is likely to continue into next year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it rejected an application to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to tunnel under...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said. Meanwhile, North Dakota law enforcement will not make spot checks on vehicles headed to the camp where activists are based, the governor's office said on...

  • Nov 22- For months, North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux tribe has been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline's planned crossing under the Missouri River, adjacent to their lands, in part due to worries about contamination of their primary water source. The project, which has received little attention in the months-long fight over the Dakota Access pipeline, has...