ND borrows millions to pay officers at pipeline protests

Officials say 37 officers from Indiana are helping with the protests

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters burn debris as officers close in to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 near Cannon Ball, N.D. Soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear began arresting protesters who had set up a camp on private land to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

NORTH DAKOTA (WISH) – North Dakota is borrowing more than $4 million to help pay out of state officers who are helping to keep protests calm around the contested pipeline.

Indiana has sent 37 officers to help control the protests.

Officials said the state already borrowed $6 million, but that money ran dry.

North Dakota is asking the federal government to reimburse the state for the additional law enforcement costs.

Protesters said the pipeline infringes on native american land and threatens water supplies in the area.

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