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New standoff in protest over Dakota pipeline

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About 200 people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline are facing off with law enforcement near the mouth of the Cannonball River.
   Officials say protesters were trying on Wednesday to get onto private property owned by the pipeline developer.
   About 30 people are in waist-deep water confronting law enforcement officers, while others are on the banks.
   Medics were treating some protesters for hypothermia and others who were hit with pepper spray.
   Morton County sheriff's spokeswoman Donnell Hushka says some protesters tried to build a wooden pedestrian bridge across Cantapeta Creek, which runs near the private property. The permanent bridge at the site has been shut down since it was blocked last week by burned vehicles.
   Huskha says officers used a boat to pull apart the makeshift bridge.
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