Governor clarifies evacuation order


Gov. Jack Dalrymple sought Wednesday to clarify the mandatory evacuation order he issued earlier this week by saying he doesn’t aim to block supplies such as food and clothing from being provided to protesters camping in southern Morton County.

“There was a misunderstanding on how we are going to use this executive order. We are not going to be stopping people,” Dalrymple said. “It would be a huge mistake from a humanitarian standpoint.”

He said the intent of the order is public safety.


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