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Changing the World Through Community: Two Leaders Receive Human Rights Awards

These people have full–time jobs and they are going to school or working full–time yet they find time to go out and help others

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead’s Human Rights Commission awards two people for their advocacy and ability to make a difference in the community. It’s a special kind of feeling when you love what you do for a living. “It’s amazing. I would not change what I’m doing for the world. I love it and get an award for it. I don’t…

How Supreme Court Decision is Affecting Voter Rights for Native Americans Living on Reservations

After moving through the Supreme Court, all people living in the state must have a street address on their ID, but many living on Native American reservations have a P.O. box

FARGO, N.D. — The Supreme Court decides not to overturn a law in North Dakota requiring people to show a current street address on their ID in order to vote. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how many Native Americans feel their rights as citizens have been violated because of this decision. “When you talk about the freedoms of everybody, I…

Exhibit Shows Social Justice Experiences Through Artwork

But the artwork at the Human Rights Exhibit at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fargo goes beyond that

FARGO, ND — Over the last few months, the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival has given artists a platform to share the stories behind their pieces. People in the community are learning about their opinions, struggles and experiences through artwork. “They’re putting their view and it’s filtering through their mind and their experiences and it’s coming out…

Attorneys Attempt to Suppress Evidence in DAPL Protester Case

Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis are seeking to suppress some evidence and statements that she made to police

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A Denver woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protest says her arrest violated her free speech rights. Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis are seeking to suppress some evidence and statements that she made to police. A two-day hearing in federal court in Bismarck ended on Monday with the attorneys…

North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival Spotlights Local Artists Pushing for Positive Change

Try to put yourself in someone else's shoes

FARGO, ND — The first North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is happening in Fargo. Local artists have the chance to express their opinions, struggles and experiences in a creative platform. Trying to put yourself in someone else’s shoes is sometimes easier said than done. “People see what it’s like for people like us,” said Joe Larson, who…

Local ND DCI Chapter Hosts Community Summer Picnic Celebration

Organizers say local businesses help provide fundraising opportunities and support to the local chapter

FARGO, ND — A local chapter of an inter-national non-profit is saying thank you to the community by throwing an end of the summer picnic. The North Dakota Chapter of Distressed Children and Infants International held the event in Lindenwood Park. Organizers say local businesses help provide fundraising opportunities and support to the local chapter. DCI works to protect the…

Rally Against Racism Being Held in Downtown Fargo

Organizers say the rally is due to "concerning incidents" of hate filled speech in the community lately

FARGO, ND — North Dakota United Against Hate is holding a rally against racism and bias speech after a few concerning incidents have taken place in the community. KVRR’s Morgan Parrish joins us live from the event in downtown Fargo with more details. REPORTER MORGAN PARRISH: I’m here at the rally where dozens of people are out supporting refugees all…

Local Reaction to President Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgenders from the Military

President Trump says transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U–S Military

FARGO, ND — President Trump said transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military. People in the metro and officials nationwide have shared their opinions. “When we see a move like this from the administration, from way high up, from the top of the administration, it gives me a lot of…

Mother of Andrew Sadek Speaks Out on New Law

"Andrew's Law", named for Andrew Sadek, will provide more protections for undercover drug informants by clarifying their rights

FARGO, N.D. — The mother of a college student whose body was found in the Red River three years ago says she’s generally pleased with the law in her son’s name. “Andrew’s Law”, named for Andrew Sadek, will provide more protections for undercover drug informants by clarifying their rights. It’ll also allow them to talk with a lawyer before agreeing…

Local Women Respond to Congressman Cramer

The Representative said women wearing white pantsuits at the president's address looked "silly"

FARGO, N.D. — People all around the world are coming together for “A Day Without a Woman” as part of International Women’s Day. The same people that organized the local women’s march in January, called for people to show off their red and support solidarity for women. Women met downtown and posed for a group picture, including Moorhead Mayor Williams….