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Sheriff's Office will continue to assist at DAPL protests

McIntosh County Sheriff Laurie Spitzer said her department will continue to assist other agencies as needed with efforts to control protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Spitzer told County Commissioners at their Nov. 7 regular meeting that there's been a recent lull in protest activity, after frequent confrontations in October between protestors and law enforcement personnel.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members want to halt construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline. They claim it encroaches on or near sacred tribal burial sites. Opponents also say a potential oil leak or spill could threaten water supplies, in North Dakota, as well as in other states that lie downstream on the Missouri River.