The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have sparked a national conversation about what rights the federal government has compared to the rights of Native Americans in this country.

But the one thing nobody seems to be talking about is the fact that getting pizza is a huge pain in the neck now.

There are security checkpoints set up along Highway 1806 to inform drivers about the increased pedestrian traffic in the Cannon Ball area and warning passers by to take it slow.

We went through one of those checkpoints earlier this week.

The New York Times reporting from St. Anthony and other surrounding towns spoke to area residents to discuss how the protests are creating deviations from their typical lifestyle.

Neighbors have expressed concern for their own safety as well as the safety of the protesters. But the New York Times spoke to a 60 year old local, named Jack Schaaf.

As The Times reports:

Mr. Schaaf said he had no problem with people standing up for a cause, but he was tired of navigating a police checkpoint if he wanted to drive into Mandan for a pizza.

Anyone looking to make some extra cash on the side, I think we just stumbled across an idea for another source of income. Deliver pizza to St. Anthony.

Read the full story, which discusses much more than the inconvenience of getting pizza, in the New York Times.

[NY Times]