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Injured pipeline protester continues recovery

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BISMARCK, N.D. -

A New York woman who suffered a serious arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota is still recovering in a Minneapolis hospital.
    
A spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center says 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky is in satisfactory condition, which she's been listed in since being upgraded Tuesday from serious condition.
    
Wilansky was injured when something exploded during a violent clash between protesters and police late Sunday and early Monday near the main protest camp along the pipeline route in North Dakota.
    
Authorities and protesters disagree on what caused the explosion. State and federal authorities are investigating.
    
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11:55 a.m.
    
The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota is urging all opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to boycott businesses in North Dakota's capital city.
    
The tribal council voted in September to not spend money in Bismarck, and Chairman Harold Frazier at the time called on all tribal members to join the effort.
    
Frazier wrote a letter to other tribal leaders and supporters on Tuesday hoping to broaden the boycott.
    
Bismarck City Administrator Keith Hunke (HUHNK'-ee) says that's disappointing because Bismarck isn't involved in the dispute over the $3.8 billion pipeline that's to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois.
    
The Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux tribes are fighting the project, saying it threatens reservation drinking water and cultural sites.

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