Protests

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to provide update on Minnesota’s response to protests at 11:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a news conference to provide updates on Minnesota’s response to the protests over George Floyd’s death. Walz will also address the public safety concerns that have occurred since the protests have started. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington and Major General Jon A….

LIVE: Mayor Mahoney On Public Safety, Police, And COVID-19 Concerns After Weekend Protests

Mayor Sits Down With KVRR's Adam Ladwig & Emily Welker

  Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney joins Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker to talk about the protests over the death of George Floyd this weekend in the city. He tells us how he though Fargo Police handled the escalating situation and addressed concerns about public safety after Saturday night’s chaos. He addressed social media posts about armed men heading towards the…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to address Minnesota’s response to protests over George Floyd’s death at 10:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Friday to address the state’s response to the protests over George Floyd’s death. Walz will also discuss public safety concerns that occurred in the Twin Cities Thursday evening. Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington will join Walz at the press conference. KVRR will have a…

Gov. Walz activates Minnesota National Guard amid protests over George Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has signed an Executive Order activating the Minnesota National Guard and declaring a peacetime emergency amid the death of George Floyd. The National Guard has been called on to provide safety to Minnesotans and maintain peace after the protests became dangerous for protesters and first responders. Walz said, “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the…

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man’s death; 1 killed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–Protests rocked Minneapolis for the second straight night after a man’s death in police custody. One person was killed Wednesday night in what police were investigating as a homicide amidst violence that included looting and setting fires that continued to burn Thursday morning. The protests began outside the police precinct in the part of the city where 46-year-old George…

Hundreds March to Protest Immigration Policies

Demonstrators waved flags and banners and temporarily stopped traffic during the 15-block march to protest federal immigration raids.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Hundreds of people protested the Trump administration’s immigration policies during a march through south Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations promoted Sunday afternoon’s march as a protest “to demand justice for separated families.” Demonstrators waved flags and banners and temporarily stopped traffic during the 15-block march to…

CEO Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Already Wants An Expansion

The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners met with Energy Secretary Rick Perry

BISMARCK, N.D. — The head of the company that developed the Dakota Access Pipeline is already ready for an expansion of the project. The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners met with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other energy industry leaders this week in Bismarck. He said he hopes to announce a pipeline expansion to increase the volume of crude oil…

Internal Law Enforcement Communication During the Pipeline Protests

The "intel threads," were shared between the FBI, and various state and local law enforcement agencies

NORTH DAKOTA — Other newly filed documents are providing a glimpse into some of the internal law enforcement communication that went on during these protests. The “intel threads,” were shared between the FBI, and various state and local law enforcement agencies. One of the threads mentions a threatening phone call received by former North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple’s office….

Petition Asking to Drop Charges Against DAPL Protesters Presented to Prosecutors

The assistant state's attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to comment

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Prosecutors have been given a petition asking that all charges be dropped against remaining defendants in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The petition containing about 55,000 signatures was presented by representatives of the Lakota People’s Law Project to the Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office. The assistant state’s attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to…

Charges Dismissed Against DAPL Photojournalist

She says she identified herself to law enforcement as a journalist working for The Guardian, a London-based news outlet

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Charges against a photo journalist who was arrested during the Dakota Access pipeline protests in Morton County last year have been dismissed. Sara Lafleur-Vetter was arrested on Oct. 22 with 140 other people near the pipeline easement and was charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct. She says she identified herself to law enforcement as a…