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(SD)-Fears Of Keystone XL Protests Lead Butte Co S.D. To Contract With 2nd Jail

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/07/2019 11:59 PM
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) - Officials in Butte County in northwest South Dakota are preparing for the possibility of protests over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by securing more jail cells through an agreement to house prisoners in Falk County.
 
   Butte County currently holds its inmates at the Meade County Jail in Sturgis, but Butte County Sheriff Fred Lamphere says he's concerned the Sturgis jail would fill up quickly should civil disturbances occur - especially since the Keystone XL would also go through Meade County.

     Developer TransCanada plans to start construction this year on the oil pipeline this year, opposed by many environmental groups and Native American tribes because of environmental concerns. 


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