Protests

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…

More than 400 DAPL Cases Have Been Closed

Judges from the South Central District wanted the change since no new cases have been filed

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied a petition by some judges who argued out-of-state lawyers were no longer needed to represent Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Judges from the South Central District wanted the change since no new cases have been filed. In January, the court allowed out-of-state attorneys to assist pipeline protest-related cases if…

Gov. Dayton Opposes National Anthem Protests, Says MN Vikings Did the Right Thing

Minnesota Vikings players and management stood with locked arms before their game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton said he disagrees with professional athletes who sit or kneel during the national anthem. Minnesota Vikings players and management stood with locked arms before…

Bills Over Police Staffing of DAPL Protests Continue to Grow

The North Dakota Emergency Commission has borrowed an additional $5 million to cover law enforcement costs

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — North Dakota’s bill for police staffing of the Dakota Access pipeline protests continues to rise. The North Dakota Emergency Commission has borrowed an additional $5 million to cover law enforcement costs. That brings the total line of credit from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota to $39 million. The state is also expecting to get…

Trial of DAPL Protester Moved to Fargo

Red Fawn Fallis, 37, is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon

  FARGO, ND — A Denver woman who is accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests is getting her trial moved to Fargo. Red Fawn Fallis, 37, is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Her attorneys requested the trial move from Bismarck…

Possible Plans in the Works for Fargo Alt-Right Rally in October

On Facebook, Tefft called the violent rally in Charlottesville a "victory" and said it legitimized their struggle

FARGO, ND — The nephew of a Fargo man who took part in the explosive “Unite the Right” right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is calling on counter-protesters to come to Fargo. Jacob Scott says his uncle Peter Tefft, seen here in video from Charlottesville, plans to hold some type of alt-right rally in Fargo in the fall. On Facebook, Tefft…

North Dakota Awarded $10 Million for DAPL Protest Costs

The state has already paid out over $28 million dollars to outside agencies who helped during the protests

BISMARCK, ND — The U.S. Department of Justice is awarding the state of North Dakota $10 million to help with the costs of the Dakota Access pipeline protests. The state has already paid out over $28 million dollars to outside agencies who helped during the protests. Gov. Burgum has requested at least $38 million in federal disaster aid for the…