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Unite for Justice Rally Gathers Advocates Come to Fargo: Why they are Against Judge Kavanaugh

They feel with Kavanaugh in office,  human rights and the rights of workers, women and natives are in danger

FARGO, N.D. — Unite for Justice rallies are happening all over the country and two groups brought one to Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen explains why those who attended are trying to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from getting on the Supreme Court. “What do you have in a country if you don’t have a rule of law and if you don’t have…

Indian Activist And Former Congressional Candidate Will Avoid Jail Time

Chase Iron Eyes Was Arrested During The Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protests

BISMARCK, N.D. — An American Indian activist and former Democratic candidate for Congress who was accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest will avoid jail time. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Chase Iron Eyes will serve one year of probation and pay $1,800 in fines and fees. In return, he’ll avoid jail time and prosecutors…

Dozens Line Up in Detroit Lakes to Protest Trump’s Policy of Family Separation

More than sixty people showed up for the protest at Veterans Memorial Park

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Chants like “love, not hate makes America great” were some ways that dozens of protesters from Detroit Lakes hoped would strike a chord with people driving by. “We’re watching children crying, we’re watching children feel scared, they don’t speak the language, and as we watch this, we say, ‘no, this is not right,” said Sally Suby of…

Expect Closed Roads, Large Crowds and Protests During President Trump’s Visit

Rally At Scheels Arena Is Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — President Donald Trump will be in Fargo in about 24 hours for a rally at Scheels Arena in support of Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer’s U.S. Senate campaign. You can expect traffic delays and road closures around the airport and the arena. Not everyone will be excited to see the president come to Fargo. An anti-Trump protest is…

Protesters Demostrate Against Rep. Cramer’s Healthcare Vote

The U.S. House voted to pass the healthcare bill on this day last year

FARGO, N.D. — One year after Rep. Kevin Cramer’s vote for the American Health Care Act, North Dakotans gathered to protest against his stance. Protesters gathered at the North Dakota Republican’s Fargo office to bring awareness to what they say is the need for healthcare. The demonstration was organized by the North Dakota Democratic–NPL party. People who participated say Cramer’s stance…

Democratic Lawmaker Begins 24-Hour Sit-In Over Gun Legislation

First-Term Lawmaker Is From Apple Valley, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Democratic lawmaker is holding a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest the lack of action on gun legislation. Rep. Erin Maye Quade began the protest this morning. Several Democratic colleagues and one suburban Republican joined at the start to share stories of Minnesotans who were fatally shot. Maye Quade is a first-term…

North Dakota Could Sue Federal Government Over Protest Costs

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to file a claim

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota could go after the federal government to recoup costs from policing the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to file a claim with the Army Corps of Engineers and possibly other federal agencies. If it’s rejected, the state might sue. Protests in 2016 and 2017 brought thousands of pipeline…

Hundreds Advocate for Gun Reform at March for Our Lives

The march in Fargo was one of hundreds across the country

FARGO, N.D. — People in cities across the country gathered for March for our Lives to advocate for gun reform. Hundreds gathered in downtown Fargo to take part in the local event. The march was organized by a group called “Moms Demand Action.” The group was created after the Sandy Hook shooting and pushes lawmakers for what they say is common…

Fargo South Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

They had a moment of silence for 17 minutes, one for each of the victims

FARGO, N.D. —  Fargo South High School students gathered to take a stand against gun violence. About 100 students walked out of class around 1 p.m. to honor the victims of the school shooting in Parkland. They stood in silence for 17 minutes, one for each of the victims. Organizers say teachers weren’t allowed to take a side, but staff members…

Minneapolis High School Students Walk Out to Support Florida Shooting Victims

The students were protesting for gun control legislation

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Students across the country are walking out of their classrooms calling for gun control. High school students in Minneapolis staging a walk out Wednesday to show their support for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It’s been one week after the deadly massacre in Florida. Seventeen people were killed there last Wednesday when a former…