Department of Justice awards $10 million to N.D. to reimburse DAPL protest costs

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The Department of Justice has awarded North Dakota $10 million to help reimburse the state for costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Sen. John Hoeven, R, N.D., announced the funding Tuesday saying ensuring the safety for everyone in the protest area was a tremendous undertaking for law enforcement.

The funding will be used to pay for law enforcement salaries and expenditures during the protest which made up a majority of the costs.

Right now, cost associated with protests are estimated to be just under $40 million.