Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said he has increased patrols in southern Morton County, in response to activities of some of the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors.
Kirchmeier told reporters some of the pipeline protestors have – as he put it – “disdained the rule of law.”
"That has resulted in a heightened level of fear and concerns among our residents," Krichmeier said."And those fears are real."
Kirchmeier said some of the residents have been threatened, intimated and terrorized. He said safety remains the top priority.