Tensions rise as police and military building up forces around #StandingRock

Tensions rising round contested site in North Dakota as police warn of confrontation.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
There’s a feeling of unease among some of the people taking a stand at the construction site for part of the Dakota Access pipeline.

There has been a major build up of law enforcement and military personal near the construction zone and camps.

And a deputy sheriff warned people blockading the highway that eventually there will be a confrontation.

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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.