Protests

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

VIKINGS 1 VIKINGS 2 VIKINGS 3 VIKINGS 4 VIKINGS 5 VIKINGS 6 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 their game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dayton called that the appropriate response. Two Bucs players…

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…

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…