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Black Lives Matter State Fair Protest Ends Without Injury Or Arrest

The group Black Lives Matter is expected to make their way toward the Minnesota State Fair Saturday. The group says about 1,000 people are expected to march along a mile-and-a-half route from Hamline Park toward the fair’s main gates.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Topless Protest In Minneapolis

Hundreds are expected to attend a rally in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon where women will bare their breasts in the name of gender equality.

08/23/2015

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Thousands Attend St. Paul Planned Parenthood Protest

Huge crowds turned up outside Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide Saturday, including a crowd of thousands in St. Paul. They are taking part in a protest aimed at cutting off federal funding for the health-care organization.

08/22/2015

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Black Lives Matter Plans Protest On 1st Saturday Of State Fair

Black Lives Matter has announced plans to “shut it down” and protest the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair.

08/21/2015

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Unrest In Ferguson Sparks Protest In Minnesota

The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has fueled protests in Minnesota.

08/10/2015

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Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The Lion

Politicians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.

07/29/2015

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Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. Paul

Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.

07/28/2015

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Activists Rally Against Arctic Drilling At Lake Calhoun

People against drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean hit waterways from coast-to-coast Saturday, including here in the Twin Cities.

07/18/2015

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Protesters Fill Minneapolis U.S. Bank, City Hall Over Working Conditions

More than 300 protesters took over a U.S. Bank branch in the skyway of the company’s corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday.

07/15/2015

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Twin Cities Janitors Protest, Call For Better Wages

Janitors who clean a number of big businesses across the Twin Cities went on strike early Tuesday morning. Workers from the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) union walked off the job at 6 a.m.

06/09/2015

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Several Thousand Gather For St. Paul Protest Against Pipeline

Hundreds have gathered in St. Paul to protest Minnesota’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline. The rally takes place one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.

06/06/2015

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Pipeline Battles Coming To A Head On 3 Fronts In Minnesota

Battles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a “Tar Sands Resistance March” to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline.

06/02/2015

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MPD Chief Opens Probe Into Alleged Cop Violence Against Boy, 10

Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said she launched an investigation after allegations that police went too far, even potentially harming a young boy, while monitoring a rally outside city hall Wednesday evening.

05/14/2015

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4 Things To Know: Mpls. Protest, Tom Brady’s Appeal & More

From a protest in downtown Minneapolis to Tom Brad’s expected appeal of his suspension, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, May 14.

05/14/2015

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Hundreds Of Students Walk Out For Mpls. Black Lives Matter Rally

Hundreds are rallying Friday in Minneapolis in support of people charged in the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in December. Members of the group Black Lives Matter and their supporters say they are fighting for racial and economic justice.

05/01/2015

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#BlackLivesMatter Protesters March Through Minneapolis

“Black Lives Matter Minneapolis” has organized a protest to support those in Baltimore who were speaking out against the death of Freddie Gray.

04/29/2015

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4 Things To Know: Protest Planned In Mpls., Budweiser Slogan Controversy & More

From a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Minneapolis to Budweiser pulling a controversial advertisement, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, April 29.

04/29/2015

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Minnesota Man Fired From Job After Mall Of America Protests

A Minnesota man says he can no longer work after being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest at Mall of America. More than 900 people have signed an online petition, asking that Tadele Gebremedhin be allowed to go back to work at the mall’s Microsoft store.

04/25/2015

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More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.

03/04/2015

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Protesters Stage ‘Die-In’ At Official MLK Day Program

A number of protesters staged a “die-in” at the state’s official event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy to demand changes to police practices. The protesters also joined hands and held signs bearing messages such as “White Silence = Violence” as politicians such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Keith Ellison, and Sen. Al Franken addressed the crowd.

01/19/2015

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Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Planning MLK Day March

The group involved in the protest that partially shut down the Mall of America last month says it’s planning a march as part of a national movement to reclaim the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

01/12/2015

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Hits Bloomington City Council Meeting

Members of the group “Black Lives Matter” showed up to a Bloomington City Council meeting Monday night, asking the city to stop pursuing criminal charges against them.

01/05/2015

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Charges Expected To Be Filed Against MOA Protest Organizers

In the next few days, the Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson expects to file criminal charges against the organizers of Saturday’s protest at Mall of America.

12/22/2014

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2,500 ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Expected At MOA

More than 2,500 people are expected to protest inside the Mall of America’s main rotunda Saturday afternoon. However, mall officials and the city of Bloomington are asking them not to–for safety reasons–and because it’s considered trespassing.

12/19/2014

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Planning Protest At MOA Saturday

A protest is in the works that could potentially disrupt a busy final holiday shopping weekend at Mall of America. It’s part of the national “Black Lives Matter” movement in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/18/2014

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