DAPL

Sheriffs Laney And Kirchmeier Named In Mutli-Million Dollar DAPL Lawsuit

Sophia Wilansky of New York claims that officers launched an explosive which nearly severed her hand

FARGO, ND — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney is one of four people named in a Dakota Access Pipeline protest lawsuit. Sophia Wilansky of New York claims that officers launched an explosive which nearly severed her hand. She is seeking “millions of dollars” in damages to be determined at trial. Wilansky is suing Laney, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, North…

ND State AG Wants Feds To Pay For DAPL Protest Costs

Stenehjem says the federal government was negligent for allowing the protest to take place on land that's managed by the Corps of Engineers.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has filed a multi-million dollar claim against the Army Corps of Engineers to recover the costs associated with the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. Stenehjem says the federal government was negligent for allowing the protest to take place on land that’s managed by the Corps of Engineers. “I think that…

Pipeline Protestor Sentencing Scheduled for May

Thirty-eight-year-old Red Fawn Fallis could face up to 15 years in prison.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A judge has scheduled a May 31 sentencing for a Denver woman who pleaded guilty in a shooting during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Thirty-eight-year-old Red Fawn Fallis could face up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend no more than seven years. Fallis was accused of firing…

DAPL Protester Reaches Plea Deal

Prosecutors will drop a more serious count of discharge of a firearm during a felony crime of violence

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Red Fawn Fallis has pleaded guilty to civil disorder and gun possession by a felon. The Denver woman will avoid a trial after she was accused of firing a gun three times in October 2016 at the Dakota Access pipeline protest in Morton County, North Dakota. No one was hurt. Prosecutors will drop a more…

DAPL Protester Accused of Shooting at Law Enforcement Won’t Get Trial Delay

Fallis is pleading not guilty in the shooting

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will not have the opportunity to delay her upcoming trial. A U.S. District judge is also limiting what will be allowed in court during the trial. Parties will not be allowed to discuss treaty agreements, protest activities leading…

DAPL Protesters Appealing Convictions

A decision by the court has not yet been made

  BISMARCK, ND — Dakota Access pipeline protesters, who were sent to jail for their actions in Morton County, are appealing their convictions to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mary Redway, 64, of Rhode Island, and 27-year-old Alexander Simon of New Mexico were convicted of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Redway served four days in jail and Simon served 12….

Petition Asking to Drop Charges Against DAPL Protesters Presented to Prosecutors

The assistant state's attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to comment

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Prosecutors have been given a petition asking that all charges be dropped against remaining defendants in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The petition containing about 55,000 signatures was presented by representatives of the Lakota People’s Law Project to the Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office. The assistant state’s attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to…

UND Professor Quits, Saying His DAPL Seminars were Rejected

University officials said they had a lot of respect for journalism professor Mark Trahant

GRAND FORKS, ND — A journalism professor with the University Of North Dakota quit his job after his seminars on the Dakota Access Pipeline protest were rejected. Mark Trahant said he was put in charge of a lecture series and drafted two DAPL seminars which the school shot down. For the seminars, he wanted to speak with reporters who visited…

Two Sent to Jail Over DAPL Protests

The Water Protector Legal Collective calls the judge biased because similar cases tried by other judges have resulted in suspended jail sentences

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A man and a woman are the first people to be sent to jail for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. Alexander Simon, 27, a teacher in New Mexico who is originally from Fort Yates, was convicted of disorderly conduct and given 18 days in jail. Mary Redway, 64, of Providence, Rhode Island…

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…