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North Dakota Governor Asks White House for Federal Aid for $1.8 Million for #NoDAPL Costs


BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA—North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has asked the Obama administration for federal aid to help pay for the costs associated with setting up police barricades, sending out State Patrol planes and helicopters and other costs associated with added staff during the Dakota Access pipeline demonstration.

Last Thursday, the governor deployed the North Dakota national guard to assist law enforcement maintain “peace.”

The governor’s office maintains it has cost his state about $1.8 million since the crowds started to swell about four weeks ago when arrests began. American Indians of the #NoDAPL movement have come from all directions in Indian Country. While many of those have come to the encampment at Standing Rock and stayed, many come and go depending on employment and educational commitments. On weekends, the crowds have grown to 5,000 people by some estimates.


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