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She told me she remembered Black Sunday, that she’d never forget it in fact, because she was just a little girl, and her family was in church. It was a Sabbath afternoon. It was Palm Sunday too, the first day of Holy Week, and her family was at worship when “the roller” came in, a curtain of darkness, a huge wall of dust swept up from ground shorn of its ancient grasses.  When that roller arrived, she said, the church filled with dust, blinding them all. What she had never forgotten was that the only thing she could see up front behind the pulpit was the pastor’s white collar.

Sioux City Pipeline Protest

Nov 15, 2016
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Large numbers of protesters continue to gather in North Dakota to oppose the Dakota Access pipeline. However, today in Downton Sioux City, a small group of protestors urged passersby to think twice about the 3.8 billion dollar project.  Siouxland Public Media Mary Hartnett has this report