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Price of DAPL Protests Expected to Cost North Dakota and Taxpayers $22 Million

The Morton County Sheriff's Office has released the cost and the number of resources that have been used to combat illegal activity while protesters have been fighting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office has released what they call a “by the numbers” look at what resources have been used since August 10, 2016 to stop illegal activity at the protest sites of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say in the 153 days they have been responding to the protests, the state and taxpayer costs are now at $22.3 million….

DAPL Opponent Refusing to Testify in Grand Jury Investigation

The case involves the confrontation between law enforcement and protesters where one was injured by an explosion

A federal grand jury is looking into the violent clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in November. Pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding Sophia Wilansky’s arm injury due to an explosion. Protesters say the New York woman was injured by a grenade thrown by police, while authorities say she was hurt by a small…

Jamestown Man Charged in Police Standoff

Troy Elhard is facing multiple charges after barricading himself in a house for eight hours the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.A Jamestown man has been criminally charged following a lengthy standoff with local law enforcement the day after Christmas. Troy Elhard, 33, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, preventing arrest, and discharge of other duties. Authorities were called to a trailer house where a woman said she…

Dickinson Man Turns Himself in After Fatal Truck vs. Pedestrian Crash

The name of the victim has not yet been released

A 22-year-old man was hit and killed by a pickup on New Year’s Day in Dickinson. Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, is in custody for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Police say the victim was struck by the pickup about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene but…

Police Arrest Suspect Wanted in Fatal Rapid City Stabbing

Police arrested 26-year-old Joseph Rich who is the suspect in the killing of 20-year-old Juan Legarda Jr.

Rapid City police have arrested a suspect in a New Year’s Day homicide. Joseph Rich, 26, of Rapid City, is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Juan Legarda Jr., of Rapid City, about 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers who responded to the disturbance found three injured people. Legarda was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two were…

Protesters Break DAPL Agreement; Arrested by Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Says Protesters Seem to Argue With One Another Over Whether or Not to be Peaceful

Five protesters have been arrested despite having an agreement with law enforcement. According to Morton County Law Enforcement, a group of protesters crossed the Cannonball River after they were ordered not to. An agreement was made earlier this month between law enforcement and tribal leaders that officers would move away from the Backwater Bridge if protesters stayed off the bridge…