• Spokesman offers few clues on Trump’s pipeline stance

    A camper walks through the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. An overnight storm brought several inches of snow, winds gusting to 50 mph and temperatures that felt as cold as 10 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they’re committed to maintaining the camp through the winter.

  • Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

    Dan Nanamkin, of the Colville Nez Perce Native American tribe in Nespelem, Wash., right, drums with a procession through the Oceti Sakowin camp after it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers’ refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected as being more risky and expensive.

  • Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

    An Army veteran attends a briefing for fellow veterans at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.

  • The Latest: AG Lynch: Department will still monitor protest

    Law enforcement vehicles line a road leading to a blocked bridge next to the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest (all times local):

  • Richmond completes comeback to beat North Dakota 27-24

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Griffin Trau kicked an 18-yard field goal as time expired, capping a 17-point comeback and sending Richmond to a 27-24 win over seventh-seeded North Dakota in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

  • Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-Lynch story

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Her written statement did refer to that call.

  • Emergency officials: We won’t let pipeline protesters freeze

    A woman watches the sunset at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis.

  • Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 photo, Grandma Redfeather of the Sioux Native American tribe walks in the snow to get water at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. "It's for my people to live and so that the next seven generations can live also," said Redfeather of why she came to the camp. "I think about my grandchildren and what it will be like for them." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.