Pipeline Protest Fires: Protesters Burn Camp As Evacuation Deadline Approaches; Some Say They Will Defy Evacuation Deadline

US & World News

The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp.

— Fox News

Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a deadline of Wednesday afternoon for protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp, located on Army Corps land in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

— Reuters




 NWS FORECAST 11:31 AM  

Cannon Ball, ND


This Afternoon Rain and snow before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 3pm. Patchy fog before 2pm. High near 35. North wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Tonight A slight chance of rain and snow before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Thursday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Northeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.


Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 29. North wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.


Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.


Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.


Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.


Sunday A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.


Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.


Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.


Monday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.


Tuesday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.




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