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Press Pass, Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Vandals damage Gladstone cemeteries

Pictures of loved ones who have passed away appeared to be shot out and headstones were smashed to pieces at two Gladstone cemeteries over the weekend.

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Tina Meyer, a member of the St. Thomas Cemetery committee, which oversees finances for the cemetery, said between five to 10 headstones that had the pictures on them were damaged and at least two more that had cement coverings totally destroyed at the St. Thomas Cemetery on Friday and Saturday night.

Numbers growing at Dakota Access protest

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday to protesters interfering with Dakota Access Pipeline construction as pipeline opponents continued to grow in numbers.

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland granted a request from Dakota Access LLC to issue a temporary restraining order to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, Tribal Council member Dana Yellow Fat and other defendants.

Landowners say Dakota Access Pipeline trampling on rights in construction

Landowners in the path of an underground oil pipeline being built across Iowa were joined by protesters Tuesday calling for the Iowa Utilities Board to address permit violations, establish a liaison to handle complaints and halt construction when proper methods are not being followed.

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Mahaska County landowner Pam Alexander said Iowans’ property rights are being trampled by a Texas-based company granted an IUB permit last March as part of a 1,168-mile interstate crude oil pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, through South Dakota and Iowa, to a distribution hub in Illinois. Dakota Access officials plan to complete the $3.8 billion pipeline by the end of the year.

Trump names Gov. Dalrymple as one of his agricultural advisors

Several midwestern governors - including Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard - were part of a 64-member agriculture policy advisory team announced Tuesday by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska were included on a list that also included former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former agriculture secretary John Block.

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