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SANDUSKY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say 44 people were cited and one person was jailed during a weekend protest intended to block construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline in southeast Iowa. Lee County Chief Deputy Sheriff Scott Bonar said Monday that 38 adults were cited for trespassing and released from the county jail after authorities removed them from the work-site entrance of the Dakota Access pipeline in Sandusky.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota teens were arrested over the weekend in North Dakota after leading officers from two police departments on a chase in a van that police say had been stolen. Police in Bismarck tell the Bismarck Tribune that the 15- and 16-year-old girls were arrested Sunday. Police say the teenagers led officers on a chase that began in Mandan and crossed over into Bismarck. The crash ended when the teenagers crashed the van.
ABERDEEN (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to one year in prison after admitting that he assaulted a federal officer in January in a community on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann has sentenced 23-year-old Dylan Demery to a year and a day in custody. Demery, of Kenel, pleaded guilty in June to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 19-year-old man is recovering from a gunshot wound after police found him injured in the stairwell of a Sioux Falls apartment complex over the weekend. Police in Sioux Falls say officers found the injured man around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The man was shot in the leg. Police say the man was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. He has not been publicly identified.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — It was a historian's idea: carve gigantic sculptures into the granite pinnacles of the Black Hills of South Dakota, significant Western figures like Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Fremont, Red Cloud and Sacagawea. "In the vicinity of Harney Peak ... are opportunities for heroic sculpture of unusual character," South Dakota Department of History Superintendent Doane Robinson wrote to a sculptor in Georgia in 1924.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota's corn crop is forecast to be down 6 percent from last year. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that 753 million bushels of corn will be harvested for grain, based on Sept. 1 conditions. The average yield forecast is forecast at 142 bushels per acre, down 17 bushels from last year's record high.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for an attack that left a man with a broken arm and numerous cuts. Raymond Uses The Knife III, of Eagle Butte, pleaded guilty in June to assault resulting in serious bodily injury and failure to appear. Authorities say Uses The Knife and three other men hit and kicked the victim repeatedly and then drove off together.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in South Dakota is hosting a film and panel discussion in Sioux Falls as part of a weeklong national effort to call attention to heroin and opioid abuse. The event is scheduled Tuesday evening at Augustana College. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of the film, "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict."
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Penobscot Nation and Maine climate activists are calling on President Barack Obama to stop a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline under construction in North Dakota. June Sapiel and Dawn Neptune Adams from the Penobscot tribe are among speakers demanding action at an event Saturday in Portland. The event was co-sponsored by Sierra Club, Maine Peoples Alliance, 350 Maine, and Food and Water Watch.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of another section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in a ruling late Friday that it needs more time to consider the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request for an emergency injunction. The panel says the order should not be construed "in any way" as a ruling on the merits of the motion.