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South Dakota Legislator Not Reprimanded for “All Lives Splatter” Post

Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder is not losing her job in politics

SIOUX FALLS, SD — A Republican South Dakota legislator is not being reprimanded for her “All Lives Splatter” post on Facebook. Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder posted a meme on September 7th which shows protesters getting run over by a vehicle. It reads, “All Lives Splatter, nobody cares about your protest.” The GOP state chairman said in a statement,…

“All Lives Splatter” Facebook Post on Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Brings SD Legislator Under Fire

It was posted after a woman was killed at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

  SOUTH DAKOTA — A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a “lack of judgement.” Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme September 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle under the caption “All Lives Splatter.” It was posted after a woman was killed at the white nationalist rally in…

President Trump’s Visit to North Dakota: Protesters, Supporters and a lot of North Dakota Love

Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator

MANDAN, ND — In his first visit to North Dakota as president, Donald Trump gave his speech on tax reform in front of a crowd of 700 invited guests in Mandan. The backdrop was the Andeavor Corporation Oil Refinery, formerly Tesoro. Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator. An audience of North Dakotans from…

People Take to the Streets Across the Nation for May Day Action Marches

PEOPLE MARCHED IN CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR DIFFERENT CAUSES, INCLUDING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEXIS WAINWRIGHT REPORTS

NATIONAL —¬†Thousands are marching all over the country for immigrant and worker rights. From cities like Los Angeles, Seattle…Milwaukee to Washington, people marched in support of worker rights and labor unions. They also addressed national issues like the Dakota Access pipeline. Several hundred demonstrators gathered on May Day at DuPont Circle to celebrate International Worker’s Day. The protesters went to…

F-M Flood Diversion: Groundbreaking for Flood Protection

Community members remember the flood of 97 and move forward with the diversion project

RED RIVER VALLEY — City and state leaders from both sides of the Red gathered to remember an event that devastated the region throughout the valley. It’s been 20 years since the flood of ’97 and while they talk about how they were able to overcome, leaders are also discussing how to move forward with future protection. “I remember some…

Activists Prepping to Take Action on Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

Opponents have asked the Nebraska Public Service Commission to let them intervene in the case and present formal arguments alongside attorneys for pipeline developer TransCanada

  NEBRASKA — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing. Opponents have asked the Nebraska Public Service Commission to let them intervene in the case and present formal arguments alongside attorneys for pipeline developer TransCanada. Nebraska requires people to show a “substantial legal interest” in a project before they can intervene. A spokeswoman…

U.N. Investigator Says Native American Rights were Violated by DAPL Law Enforcement

Tauli-Corpuz is the U.N.'s special investigator on the rights of indigenous peoples

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — An official with the United Nations says the rights of Native Americans in North Dakota are not being respected by the state. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz visited Dakota Access protest camps in Morton County. Tauli-Corpuz is the U.N.’s special investigator on the rights of indigenous peoples. She says authorities used unnecessary force and that the reports of…

Subpoena Withdrawn in Wilansky DAPL Case

His attorney says the subpoena was withdrawn Monday, two days before Martinez was to testify

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena for a man ordered to testify about a violent late-November clash between police and Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Steve Martinez, 42, a protester from Williston, had been ordered to testify about the arm injury suffered by 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky, a protester from New York. He was ordered to testify in…

Authorities Make Final Arrests, Officially Close Main DAPL Camp

As officers worked, cleanup crews began razing buildings on the square-mile piece of property on federal land

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have declared the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp officially cleared after arresting the last remaining holdouts. Nearly three dozen people were arrested. It took under four hours¬†as officers methodically checked buildings and arrested anyone they encountered. One man climbed atop a building and stayed there for more than an hour before surrendering. As…

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…