The state’s Emergency Commission has approved another $7 million for costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
"This is the third request," said Sheila Peterson of the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget. "It totals $17 million."
Peterson told the Commission the money will come from special funds, as well as Bank of North Dakota borrowing authority.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he’s made a number of requests for federal help to deal with those costs – but so far, the costs have gone unanswered.