Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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MANDAN, N.D. — Actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors for her role in an Oct. 10 protest at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site in southcentral North Dakota. Woodley was scheduled for an initial appearance Oct. 24 in Morton County District Court on Class B misdemeanor charges of engaging in a riot and criminal trespass. But her attorney, Alexander Reichert, pleaded not guilty on her behalf Tuesday, Oct. 18, and her Oct. 24 personal appearance has been waived, court records show.
BISMARCK —The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council has voted to set aside tribally owned land for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to relocate from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land in southern Morton County, but Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II stopped short of saying the tribe is moving the existing camp. "We're trying to work with everybody in the area and we're trying to build consensus, and we're trying to do the best we can to accommodate safety," he said Wednesday, Oct. 19.
MANDAN, N.D. – A judge refused to sign a criminal complaint against journalist Amy Goodman, finding a lack of probable cause to charge her with rioting, her attorney said Monday,...
BISMARCK — In New York, more than 150 people assembled in a flash mob at a Syracuse shopping mall. In Nevada, a pickup truck plowed through a crowd of mostly American Indian demonstrators in downtown Reno. And in North Dakota, Minnesota and two other states, activists face charges of tampering with valves on five pipelines carrying Canadian crude oil into the United States, leading to several arrests.
BISMARCK — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says talks continue about relocating the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp from federally owned land to tribally owned land near Cannon Ball, N.D., but one camp spokesman says many plan to stay put.
"People can judge for themselves how much authority Chairman Archambault has over the situation,” Dalrymple said Wednesday through spokesman Jeff Zent. “What’s important is that we are all trying to promote peaceful protest at all times.”
BISMARCK — The company building the Dakota Access Pipeline said Tuesday, Oct. 11, it looks forward to a "prompt resumption" of construction near Lake Oahe and hopes the federal government will assist local law enforcement officials dealing with protests of the pipeline.
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. – Authorities arrested Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley and 26 other protesters at two Dakota Access construction sites in Morton County on Monday, Oct. 10, as pipeline opponents...
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. — A large contingent of law enforcement responded Monday morning, Oct. 10, to protests at two Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites in the St. Anthony area south of Mandan. Authorities were notified about 7:15 a.m. Monday that two protesters had attached themselves to construction equipment about 2 miles southwest of St. Anthony, said Rob Keller, a spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department. The Bureau of Indian Affairs reported about 100 people and 30 vehicles at the construction site.
BISMARCK — The California billionaire bankrolling a North Dakota ballot measure aimed at expanding crime victims' rights and adding them to the state constitution has now contributed nearly $2.5 million to the effort, a campaign disclosure statement filed Friday, Oct. 7, shows. Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas had already contributed $488,874 last year to get the measure on the ballot and gave an additional $630,697 from Jan. 1 through May 5.