ACTIVISTS

Activist calls for change in ND hate crime prosecutions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo activist is calling for change from state officials in addressing hate crimes. A North Dakota century code enacted in 1973 considers hate crimes to be class B misdemeanors. Demonstrators are asking for the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office to work with law enforcement officials across the state to ensure hate crimes are being prosecuted…

Activists speak up ahead of Chauvin’s trial

"You should know better being a police officer, you should be held to a higher standard than the average citizen and the sheer disregard for another human being's life is intolerable."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Ahead of the start of Derek Chauvin’s trial, activists throughout the FM metro are seeking justice. “Today is a message of solidarity for the families of victims of police brutality, specifically George Floyd’s family as the trial begins March 8th. We’re here to let them know that they’re not alone in their cries for justice that…

Students Learn from Local Activists About Making Change in the Community

Those four are sharing their words of wisdom, ideas and passions with a larger group to explain the importance of having a voice

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áStudents at Concordia are talking to local activists about their work within the metro. Each student had the opportunity to talk to someone trying to make change in the community and the classes narrowed down its pool to four people. Those four are sharing their words of wisdom, ideas and passions with a larger group to explain the…

DAPL Protest Piece on its Way to the Smithsonian

It was created by activists to show how far they had traveled

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A piece from the Dakota Access protests is headed for the Smithsonian. Their National Museum of the American Indian is adding this nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post. It was created by activists to show how far they had traveled. Since treaties were at the heart of the protest over the 3.8 billion dollar oil pipeline, it’ll…

Activists Prepping to Take Action on Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

Opponents have asked the Nebraska Public Service Commission to let them intervene in the case and present formal arguments alongside attorneys for pipeline developer TransCanada

  NEBRASKA — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing. Opponents have asked the Nebraska Public Service Commission to let them intervene in the case and present formal arguments alongside attorneys for pipeline developer TransCanada. Nebraska requires people to show a “substantial legal interest” in a project before they can intervene. A spokeswoman…