Morton County

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Receives 2017 NSA President’s Award

Sheriff Laney is adamant that the award is a direct reflection of all of the men and women of the Cass County Sheriff's Office during the lengthy deployment

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney has just received another prestigious award. During their annual conference in Reno, Nevada, the National Sheriff’s Association presented Laney with the 2017 NSA President’s Award. The recognition was for Laney’s role as incident commander in Morton County during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Laney credited his staff back home with…

Woman Accused of Shooting at DAPL Officers Out of Jail and Awaiting Trial

Fallis is pleading not guilty to weapons and civil disorder charges

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Denver woman accused of shooting at authorities during the protests in Morton County for the Dakota Access pipeline is moving out of jail and into Fargo. A federal judge granted a request by 38-year-old Red Fawn Fallis to move into a halfway house while she waits for her December 5th trial. Fallis is pleading…

Archambault Acquitted for Early Protests of DAPL

Archambault is running for re-election

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Dave Archambault has been acquitted of charges filed during early protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman and Tribal Councilman Dana Yellow Fat were both found not guilty during their trial on disorderly conduct charges. The men were arrested last August for allegedly pushing back against a line of…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Standing Rock Chairman

The lawsuit claimed Archambault threatened pipeline workers and interfered with pipeline work

BISMARCK, ND — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit from Dakota Access LLC against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, but it may not mean he is in the clear. The judge said the company failed to prove its claim that Archambault and four others caused more than $75,000 in damages for Dakota Access during the protests in…

Bills for DAPL Protests Still Coming in for Reimbursement

The bills cover salaries, overtime pay, meals, lodging, mileage and other expenses

BISMARCK, ND — The bills for the Dakota Access pipeline protest costs continue to come in from several law enforcement agencies across the state. The state Division of Disaster Emergency Services says they have paid $719,000 to the Fargo Police Department. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office submitted a final bill for $819-thousand dollars but so far, has only received $62,000…

Authorities Release Little Details Behind Death of California DAPL Protester

They're arranging to send his body back to family members in the Republic of Macedonia

MORTON COUNTY, ND — Authorities are releasing little details behind death of a California man who was found dead near the Cannon Ball River. Authorities say 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale had alcohol in his system, but no drugs. They say Nedelkovski was a known DAPL protester. Morton County officials say his cell phone had no records since late October…

ND Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Working to Secure Funding for DAPL Costs

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota could receive millions of dollars in federal funding to help reimburse the state for costs incurred during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Both Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven have worked to include grant funding in the Department of Justice’s budget. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The state must submit an application to…

DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol

THE PEACEFUL PROTEST QUICKLY EXPANDED INTO THE STREET NEAR THE NATION'S CAPITOL, BLOCKING TRAFFIC FOR NEARLY HALF AN HOUR. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEX WHITTLER BRINGS US THIS STORY

WASHINGTON D.C. — Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s capitol, many of them from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Singing, dancing and holding up traffic, protesters say they’re not backing down in the pipeline fight. The pushback has lasted more than a year…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Cannonball River Near DAPL Protest Camps

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The body of a California man has been pulled from the Cannonball River. It was found near the site of the former Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camps late yesterday morning. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale. He had an identification card from the Republic…

Iron Eyes Makes Plea on Riot Charges in Morton County

Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs to American Indians

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access protests has pleaded not guilty. Chase Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested February 1 after setting up teepees on land that authorities say was owned by the pipeline developer. Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs…