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Police investigating Dakota pipeline vandalism.

- South Dakota authorities are investigating an act of vandalism at the Dakota Access pipeline, a day after the project owner said oil could begin flowing through the pipeline soon, officials said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Police investigating Dakota pipeline vandalism.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone. The state Department of Criminal Investigations was investigating the incident ...

- Yahoo! News - US

State confirms Dakota Access oil pipeline vandalism, including hole possibly cut by blowtorch.

Authorities in South Dakota on Tuesday confirmed an incident of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners said in court documents Monday that there have been “recent coordinated physical ...

- The Japan Times - JP

92-year-old man killed in Maryland house fire was WWII veteran.

Guy Richard Ringler joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served as a gunner on the battleship USS South Dakota. He died in a house fire on March 10.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The Latest: South Dakota confirms oil pipeline vandalism.

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline : 11:30 a.m.

- FOX News - US

South Dakota governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws.

It's not something you see every day: a Republican governor in a Republican-dominated state vetoing a Republican-backed gun bill. That's what happened in South Dakota on Friday, as Gov. Dennis Daugaard followed through with his threats to veto a pair of bills that would have loosened the state's...

- Los Angeles Times - US

South Dakota Legislature approves $4.55 billion state budget.

- Education Week - US

South Dakota lawmakers struggle with difficult state budget.

- Education Week - US

South Dakota Passes Controversial Adoption Law Affecting LGBT and Interfaith Parents.

A new law passed in South Dakota last week has been drawing quite a bit of controversy among civil rights groups. Under the guise of protecting civil rights, the law actually protects private, religious adoption agencies from liability for discrimination if they refuse to adopt to LGBT individuals and......

- FindLaw - US

South Dakota's governor vetoes loosening of concealed carry gun laws.

- South Dakota's Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns in the state, after saying current laws made sense and were adequate.

- Reuters - US

Here's a full list of the March Madness scores so far.

Rick Bowmer/AP The first day of the NCAA Tournament is over, and the results were actually somewhat short of the March Madness moniker. Of the 16 games on Thursday, 14 of the winners were the higher seeds, with the only upsets coming from 11th-ranked Xavier and Mid-Tennessee. Interestingly, we didn't have any game-winners ...

- Business Insider - US

South Dakota's governor vetoes loosening of concealed carry gun laws

One measure would have allowed carrying concealed weapons in the state without a permit. The second proposed allowing carriers of an enhanced permit to carry concealed weapons at the state capitol. South Dakota bars convicted felons and those convicted of some violent or drug crimes from obtaining a concealed weapons ...

- Yahoo! News - US

South Dakota seizes $130K from failed oil driller

RAPID CITY, S.D. " A state board has taken final action to seize $130,000 from a failed oil-drilling company, while acknowledging that an open well left near Wasta could pollute underground water.The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2maKghq...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

South Dakota governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota's Republican governor has vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns...

- Townhall.com - US

As Many Midwest Cities Slump, Sioux Falls Soars

Many areas of the Midwest have struggled with population loss as manufacturing declined and farms needed less labor. But Sioux Falls, S.D., is on a tear, after undergoing an unlikely transformation into a financial and health-care powerhouse in the middle of cornfields.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Here's a full list of the March Madness scores so far

The first day of the NCAA Tournament is over, and the results were actually somewhat short of the March Madness moniker. Of the 16 games on Thursday, 14 of the winners were the higher seeds, with the only upsets coming from 11th-ranked Xavier and Mid-Tennessee. Interestingly, we didn't have any game-winners or too many ...

- Business Insider - US

Rapid City native appointed as next bishop of Cheyenne

Vatican City, Mar 16, 2017 / 09:22 am .- On Thursday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has chosen Fr. Steven Biegler, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, as the next bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne, WY. A March 16 message posted on the Rapid City diocese’s website wished Fr. Biegler well in his new role on ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Gonzaga makes late surge to rout 16th-ranked SDSU

In a tournament made famous by the notion that anything can happen, one thing still has not: In 129 tries, no 16 seed has ever beaten a 1. Oh, but South Dakota State sure did make it interesting for a while Thursday. The Jackrabbits of the Summit League gnawed away at Gonzaga for the better The post Gonzaga makes late surge ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Where is Sean Spicer?

At the time of publication, Sean Spicer is one hour and two minutes late to his press briefing. Waiting for Sean: @PressSec briefing was scheduled to begin 46 minutes ago pic.twitter.com/w5FEynPvrN — Jonathan Karl March 16, 2017 People are starting to wonder where he might be: Pretty sure that Sean Spicer is back ...

- The Week - US

LGBTQ kids and families could be frozen out of adoptions by religious belief' law in South Dakota

There are already too few homes for foster children in South Dakota, and a new state law that permits agencies to prevent LGBTQ parents from adopting likely won't help. Signed Friday, the law allows government-funded child-placement agencies that provide foster care or adoption services to decline working with people

- VICE News - US

State Bills Would Give Adoption Agencies the Right to Discriminate Against LGBT Adoptive Parents. Kids Will Suffer.

Adoption agencies receiving taxpayer funds would be allowed to religiously discriminate against prospective parents. Amidst the chaos and perpetual deluge of shocking headlines out of D.C., state legislatures are quietly moving forward with their anti-LGBT agenda, disguised as a more palatable protection of religious ...

- ACLU - US

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