Here is the latest in North Dakota

The Highway Patrol says Highway 6 south of Mandan reopened late Friday afternoon

More than 140 arrested at North Dakota pipeline site as Native Americans attempt to block construction.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota highway has reopened after being closed a second time because of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Highway Patrol says Highway 6 south of Mandan reopened late Friday afternoon. Authorities say about three dozen Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters were arrested in a confrontation that shut down the state highway Friday. The highway was reopened but was closed again at about 4 p.m. after protesters created additional roadblocks.

The Texas company developing the Dakota Access pipeline says it’s offered to help pay law enforcement costs related to protests. Energy Transfer Partners says in a statement Friday that it’s made the offer to the state “but it has not moved beyond that at this time.” A spokesman for Gov. Jack Dalrymple said the governor’s office hadn’t seen the offer yet and wouldn’t speculate on whether the state would accept.

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