The Latest: Road reopens after pipeline protesters blockade

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) " The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest in North Dakota (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A North Dakota highway has reopened after being closed a second time because of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

The Highway Patrol says Highway 6 south of Mandan reopened late Friday afternoon.

Authorities say about three dozen Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters were arrested in a confrontation that shut down the state highway Friday. The highway was reopened but was closed again at about 4 p.m. after protesters created additional roadblocks.

The 1,200-mile pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois is complete except for under the Missouri River in North Dakota. That's been delayed while the Corps of Engineers reviews its permitting.

The Standing Rock Sioux and other opponents say the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.

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4:25 p.m.

Law officers have closed a state highway for the second time after Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters created an additional roadblock.

Authorities say about three dozen Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters were arrested in a confrontation that shut down the state highway Friday. The highway was reopened but was closed again at about 4 p.m. after protesters created additional roadblocks.

It happened about 20 miles away from a protest camp where hundreds of pipeline opponents have gathered for months. More than 470 people have been arrested since August.

The 1,200-mile pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois is complete except for under the Missouri River in North Dakota. That's been delayed while the Corps of Engineers reviews its permitting.

The Standing Rock Sioux and other opponents say the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.

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1:15 p.m.

Law officers arrested about three dozen Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in a confrontation that also shut down a state highway.

The midday Friday incident began after about 100 protesters confronted crews doing work along the pipeline route where pipe had already been laid. Morton County sheriff's spokeswoman Donnell Hushka says workers were safely evacuated.

It happened about 20 miles away from a protest camp where hundreds of pipeline opponents have gathered for months. More than 470 people have been arrested since August.

The 1,200-mile pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois is complete except for under the Missouri River in North Dakota. That's been delayed while the Corps of Engineers reviews its permitting.

The Standing Rock Sioux and other opponents say the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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