Protests

North Dakota can claim DAPL policing costs as damages

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota can continue to pursue reimbursement from the federal government of the millions of dollars spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor denied the federal government’s motion to rule in its favor regarding North Dakota’s attempt to recover more than $38 million relating to the…

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the months-long pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues…

Business owners ruined by riots plead for rebuilding bill

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Owners of Twin Cities businesses that were raided and burned during the violent protests over the death of George Floyd are appealing to lawmakers for help with rebuilding. Several store owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul told members of the House Capital Investment Committee about the need for a proposed…

Following FBI alerts, ND legislators prepare for possibility of violence at State Capitol

North Dakota lawmakers are working with state and local authorities

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Capitol is one of many across the country preparing to respond to possible armed demonstrations. “We know that just because we’re in North Dakota or Bismarck, North Dakota, doesn’t make us immune from potential acts of violence,” says House Minority Leader Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee and Speaker of the House Kim Koppelman of…

FBI Warns of Protests in all 50 State Capitols

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. The FBI has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. State capitols were reinforced with extra police officers and National Guard units Monday as…

Man involved in downtown Fargo riot pleads guilty

Errick Toa pleaded guilty for his role in the downtown riot last May

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man that took part in a riot last year pleaded guilty is U.S. District Court to Civil Disorder. Thirty-one-year-old Errick Toa, originally from California, was seen on video stomping on the windshield of an occupied police vehicle. The protests took place in May after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They started off…

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The request comes following a federal judge’s decision last month to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s lawsuit seeking…

UPDATE: Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson Has Resigned

Deputy Chief Osmundson's suspension is effective immediately.

UPDATE: Fargo Police Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson has resigned from the Fargo Police Department. He made the announcement live on air with KFGO Radio. Osmundson was suspended for one week without pay due to his actions during the George Floyd protest on Saturday. We’ll have more on this story tonight on KVRR Local News at 6:00 p.m. — FARGO, N.D.–Fargo…

LIVE: How To Cope With Stresses Of Society

A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we've seen in a long time.

  A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we’ve seen in a long time. The Village Family Service Center has some tips to help cope with the stresses we’re all dealing with. Counselor Denise Hellekson says you can help your stress levels by not focusing on what-ifs. She says our minds always go to…

LIVE: President Trump Talks About Unrest in the Nation

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks in the Rose Garden amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Posted by Fox News on Monday, June 1, 2020   WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump holds a news conference from the Rose Garden. He is expected to address the unrest surrounding…