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Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

Gov. Burgum said the garbage left at the camp is a threat to the Missouri River system

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum isn’t waiting. He has issued an evacuation order for people at the main Dakota Access protest camp in Morton County. The governor held a late-afternoon press conference in Bismarck to make the announcement. He said the U.S. Army Corp’s initial timeline of February 22nd to clear the camp out is no…

Morton County Facing Potential Environmental Disaster from Cleaning Protest Camps

Officials say the melting conditions are combining with human waste and trash, which could create a possible disaster

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Officials are now worried about a potential health and environmental disaster in Morton County. Rapid melt and runoff at the pipeline protest camps is hampering efforts to cleanup the area. The wet conditions are combining with human waste and trash to create a possible disaster. Maj. French Pope of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

DAPL Protests Costing Local N.D. Taxpayers, State $33 Million

Nine states have provided support to law enforcement

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have spent 188 days at the protest camps at an estimated cost to state and local taxpayers of nearly $33 million. That cost has been broken down to $25 million for personnel needs such as paying salaries and other staff, $3.6 million for travel, per diem and housing and $4.3 million for supplies and…

Seattle Cuts Ties with Wells Fargo; Blames Financial Ties with the Dakota Access Pipeline

The city council voted unanimously to end the relationship with banking giant Wells Fargo after numerous protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline

SEATTLE — Heated debate over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline isn’t just building again in Morton County in North Dakota. The city of Seattle, Washington has decided to cut ties with banking giant, Wells Fargo, over the bank’s financial connections to the building of the pipeline. The company was already on rocky ground, say city officials, after the…

The Federal Government Abandoned Us: Sneak Peek at Sheriff Laney’s Story

Catch Sheriff Laney: His Side, Sunday, only on KVRR Local News at 9

He was on the front-lines of the Dakota Access protest for months. Sunday night on KVRR Local News, after the Super Bowl, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney shares “his side” of his time at DAPL. He’ll talk about being called on to assist local authorities in Morton County to deal with what he calls a “militant” faction of protesters. Sheriff…

Hundreds Rally Against Potential Refugee Restrictions

The Fargo Civic Center was packed people opposed to a house bill

Hundreds spent the afternoon rallying in protest of a proposed house bill which has the potential to ban refugees in North Dakota communities. Lawmakers say the bill is not set up to be against refugees, but rather to let communities decide how many they are capable of hosting. They’re calling it Operation Wake-Up Call. After two days of planning, hundreds…

More Than a Thousand Gather at Anti-Trump Protest in Minneapolis

Protesters say they want to stand with their immigrant sisters and brothers

  Another anti-Trump protest pops-up in downtown Minneapolis. The Anti-War Committee organized the protest in response to President Trump’s immigration executive orders. More than a thousand people showed up this afternoon at the Minneapolis Federal Building. A spokesperson says the group wants to send a message to the president and stand in solidarity with their immigrant sisters and brothers. They…

Willmar Man’s Wife Detained After Immigration Ban

Farhan Anshur's wife and children were detained in Washington D.C. after President Trump's new immigration ban

  A Minnesota man has a message of unity after his wife was detained for a short time under President Donald Trump’s new immigration ban. Farhan Anshur arrived at MSP International with his wife and two kids last night. His wife and kids had been living in Kenya for several years, after fleeing Somalia. But Saturday, when they landed in…

President Trump Takes Action on Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

People are speaking out after President Trump has agreed to advance the pipelines

President Trump signed executive actions to advance two controversial pipelines. The actions signed by President Trump would advance the approval for the Dakota Access pipeline which was stalled by the Obama Administration last year. Protests against the pipeline started in August of 2015 in Morton County. Native American tribes worry the pipeline will harm the environment. “It’s very unfortunate,” said…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…