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Arson suspected in latest Dakota Access pipeline fire

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REASNOR, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect arson in the latest burning of heavy equipment being used in the construction of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline in central Iowa. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says the blaze late Saturday near Reasnor, Iowa, caused about $2 million damage to an excavator and three bulldozers. The equipment is operated by a contractor for ...

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State police still investigating compressor station arson

THEN — August fire at natural gas compressor station in Milford Twp. considered arson. Now — Gas started flowing last week. A natural gas compressor station in Milford Twp. began operating Thursday, about two months after someone allegedly tried to set it on fire. The state police investigation of the Aug. 8 arson is still ongoing, Fire Marshal Steve Kaneski ...

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Sander charges may be dropped: State files motion to dismiss allegations against former principal

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The Dickinson Press Staff Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss charges against former Trinity High School principal Thomas Sander, who is accused of starting the fire that displaced staff and students for the school year. Sander had been charged with arson and endangering by fire following the March 3 fire started in the school’s office, but key pieces of ...

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DCS to reviews note left by Trinity student

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The Dickinson Press Staff The note a Trinity High School student left behind at the law enforcement center allegedly confessing to starting the fire at the high school in March has become one of the most talked-about pieces of evidence in the arson case against former principal Thomas Sander. The Dickinson Catholic School Board of Directors, along with Diocese officials ...

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Sander defense: Student gave THS fire details

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By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press A student interviewed in the Trinity High School fire investigation knew accurate, non-public details about how the fire was started, the combination of the vault where it began, and had a grudge against the school, according to the latest court filing in the case against Tom Sander. Lawyers for Sander, the school’s former principal, wrote ...

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FROM THE ASHES: Trinity officials rally students, parents as answers slowly come

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By Bryan Horwath  With ashes on his head and in one of his schools, and with a former administrator behind bars, Dickinson Catholic Schools President Steve Glasser told students, parents and community members Wednesday that it’s time to move forward after Monday’s fire at Trinity High School. Glasser and Monsignor Patrick Schumacher thanked community members for their support during a forum ...

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