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…

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wants Protesters To Leave

Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protest In Morton County, North Dakota

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council is supporting the district of Cannon Ball’s wish that all Dakota Access pipeline protesters leave the area. The resolution was passed by the full council Friday. It applies to all three protest camps in North Dakota. Cody Two Bears, Cannon Ball district representative, says the district is requesting help from federal law enforcement to…

Price of DAPL Protests Expected to Cost North Dakota and Taxpayers $22 Million

The Morton County Sheriff's Office has released the cost and the number of resources that have been used to combat illegal activity while protesters have been fighting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office has released what they call a “by the numbers” look at what resources have been used since August 10, 2016 to stop illegal activity at the protest sites of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say in the 153 days they have been responding to the protests, the state and taxpayer costs are now at $22.3 million….