Protests

Policy Changes Being Considered in Minnesota After Arrests at the Capitol

Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officials may make policy changes at the state Capitol after recent demonstrations led to arrests. Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests. Republican State Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove suggested creating a designated protest area outside of the Capitol building…

Judge in Yanez Trial Says Verdict Backlash is from Lack of Understanding

He wrote a letter to jurors, saying no one understands the difficult task they had to go through

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The judge in the trial of the Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile says he supports the jury and their verdict. The judge wrote a letter addressed to the jurors telling them all of the backlash is coming from people who don’t understand the job jurors were asked to do and says…

Protesters Gathering in Wake of Yanez Not Guilty Verdict; Gov. Dayton, Sen. Klobuchar Speak Out

"This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all." Valerie Castille, mother of Philando Castille

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After five days of deliberation, Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Family members met with reporters after the court case came to a close. “This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all,” said Valerie Castille, mother of Philando Castille….

Archambault Acquitted for Early Protests of DAPL

Archambault is running for re-election

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Dave Archambault has been acquitted of charges filed during early protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman and Tribal Councilman Dana Yellow Fat were both found not guilty during their trial on disorderly conduct charges. The men were arrested last August for allegedly pushing back against a line of…

Justice Department Releases Review of Jamar Clark Shooting Aftermath

The county prosecutor and the U.S. attorney both declined to charge the two officers involved

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Justice Department’s review is in on how Minneapolis handled the aftermath of the Jamar Clark shooting. Clark’s death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though one on November included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators. The review found the city didn’t have a coordinated response to the 18…

DAPL Protester Accused of Abuse Makes Plea

The elderly woman was taken to the hospital during a blizzard in December where staff said she was frail and malnourished

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A Las Vegas woman accused of abusing her elderly mother during the pipeline protests has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say Kathleen Bennett left her 82-year-old mother, who has dementia, tied to a chair while she attended demonstrations. The elderly woman was taken to the hospital during a blizzard in December where staff said she was…

United We Stand Holds Standing Rock Support Rally on Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

DAPL Prostesters rallied today to put a halt to construction of the pipeline

RED RIVER VALLEY — Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline rallied at Veteran’s Memorial Bridge to speak out against construction. After months of standoffs between law enforcement and protesters, construction on the Dakota Access pipeline is┬ámoving forward. Many people there say they’re furious after President Trump signed the Executive Order to build the four-state pipeline. They say they’re standing up…

DAPL Easement Granted, Protesters Say They Won’t Back Down

After the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will go ahead with the pipeline construction protesters in Cannon Ball are gearing up to resist

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Protesters in Morton County said they will not back down from fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, even after the Army Corps of Engineers grants the easement. Joye Braun has been protesting in Morton County since April of 2016. She called the Army Corps decision illegal and said she’s heard rumors more people are expected to come…

President Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration Draws Sharp Criticism And Protests

Bans Immigrants And Refugees From Seven Muslim-Majority Countries

Several hundred people gathered at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The demonstration was one of many across the country. Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says the protesters had a permit to be outside, but moved into the terminal at about 2:15 p.m. He says some airlines shut down ticketing counters near the…

Release of NDresponse.gov Strikes Up DAPL Conversation

The site created to inform citizens of state emergencies puts a heavy focus on the pipeline protests

North Dakota launched a new state website. NDResponse.gov is split between two main sections: ┬áspring flooding and pipeline protests. The DAPL section is populated with daily police logs and press releases on the protest going as far back as last August. There’s also a section dedicated to debunking government perceived myths about the protest. “There’s a lot of social media…