- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Bismarck Police and the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department are billing an oil industry group more than $13,000 for overtime the agencies spent during Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s visit to the capital city last month.

Trump’s keynote last month at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Council Conference and Expo was sold out, with more than 4,000 tickets made available in addition to those included with expo attendees’ registration. About 7,000 people heard Trump’s speech.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/25OgP5h ) that police put in a total of 272 overtime hours and the sheriff’s department had 76 hours in overtime costs providing security for the event.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol helped on the motorcade and around the event center. But troopers did not bill the conference for their time.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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