The Senate has approved a bill to borrow another $11 million from the Bank of North Dakota for costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.
It brings to $25 million the amount borrowed from the Bank for that purpose.
"We know that within the next month or so, tehre will be another $10 million to $15 million of cost," Sen. Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks) said on the Senate floor. "Then there will be the question of clean-up costs, which will come forth."
Holmberg said the state Constitution makes the point for this borrowing authority.