ND National Guard to increase presence to help with DAPL protests

BISMARCK, ND - The North Dakota National Guard will increase their presence in assisting with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

A spokesperson with the guard says about 40 additional guardsmen, including North Dakota Air National Guard members from around the state will help law enforcement. ​

That brings the number to about 130 servicemembers.

The National Guard will assist in any duties that don't require licensed officers, such as manning traffic control points, doing welfare checks and more. ​