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6 Months Later, What Has Occupy Protest Achieved?

As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.

03/16/2012

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Occupy Hecklers Drown Out Bachmann At Iowa Diner

The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City has long been a popular stop for presidential candidates, but it probably won’t be high on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s list anymore.

12/22/2011

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Hennepin Co. Removes Occupy Tarps From Plaza

Hennepin County authorities have removed tarps and chairs used by anti-Wall Street protesters from a plaza outside the government center in Minneapolis.

12/06/2011

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American Students Abroad Told To Avoid Protests

Every year American colleges and universities send more than 270,000 students to study abroad and more of them are choosing unconventional destinations, which in places like Egypt can entice students to ignore well-meaning warnings from back home and plunge into the political upheaval in the streets.

11/30/2011

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OccupyMN Protesters Say They Will Defy Judge’s Ruling

Occupy Minnesota protesters are planning a new protest next week in defiance of a judge’s ruling.

11/25/2011

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Good Question: Do Petitions Or Protests Actually Work?

First, it was Tea Party protests. Now there are Occupy Wall Street protests in cities around the country, and hundreds of online petitions are being launched every day. The United States seems to be entering a period of increased activism. But do online petitions and protests work?

11/16/2011

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DeBlog: Do Protests Or Petitions Ever Work?

People are mad, these days. Sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for … questionable reasons.

11/15/2011

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ACLU-MN Asks Hennepin Co. To Rescind Occupy Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking Hennepin County to rescind new restrictions on OccupyMN protesters.

11/03/2011

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Vet Injured In Oakland Protests From Wis.

The Iraq War veteran injured in clashes between police and anti-Wall Street protesters felt so strongly about economic inequality that he wanted to do something to change it, his roommate said Thursday.

10/27/2011

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Patience Tested Over Waste, Crime At Protest Sites

Without running water or working toilets, the crowded anti-Wall Street encampments across the country are not the most pleasant-smelling places to live. Nor are they quiet, with drumming and chanting echoing through the air at all hours of the night.

10/26/2011

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Occupy Protests Costing Minneapolis PD Thousands

It’s been about two weeks since the “Occupy Minnesota” protests started, and the costs are starting to add up for the Minneapolis Police Department to help keep them safe and peaceful.

10/18/2011

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DeBlog: Covering OccupyMN

We’ve been covering the OccupyMN “occupation” for 10 days now. But viewers are starting to question: What’s the point?

10/17/2011

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‘Wall St.’ Protests Coming To Minnesota

A Minnesota group is planning to stage a protest in solidarity with the demonstrations that resulted in hundreds of arrests in New York.

10/03/2011

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Attorney General’s Minn. Visit Marred By Protests

  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Minneapolis Friday to praise the city for its program to reduce youth violence, but was interrupted several times by outbursts from protesters who claim the […]

05/27/2011

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Damage From Wis. Protests Will Cost $270K To Fix

Protests at the Wisconsin Capitol over public workers’ collective bargaining rights cost more than $7.8 million for police, and damage to the Capitol will cost about $270,000 to repair, a state official said.

05/13/2011

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Environmentalists Launch Wild Rice Hotdish Protest

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is sending a tongue-in-cheek message to legislators: Enjoy your wild rice hotdish now – before Minnesota’s waters are too contaminated to produce the official state grain.

04/20/2011

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Protests Drive Up Capitol Security Costs In Wis.

A newspaper report says the cost to law enforcement agencies for providing security during weeks of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol is at $3.2 million and counting.

03/28/2011

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Protesters Flood Wis. Capitol Over Anti-Union Vote

Thousands of protesters pushed past security, climbed through windows and flooded the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday night after Senate Republicans pushed through a plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

03/10/2011

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Protests Grip Hudson, Wis., For A Third Week

Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker made the case for the governor’s budget bill with a 10 city bus tour around Wisconsin.

03/05/2011

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Michael Moore Rallies Wis. Pro-Union Protesters

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is telling Wisconsin residents to keep up the fight against Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining bill.

03/05/2011

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Protester Unplugs Fox News Van Cords, Cited

A Chicago man has been cited for disorderly conduct at the Wisconsin Capitol protests after unplugging some cables to a Fox News van.

03/03/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

AFL-CIO Works To Keep Wisconsin Protests Going

AFL-CIO leaders, sparked by the strength of pro-labor protests in Wisconsin, are deciding how they can help keep the crowds large and the pressure high as demonstrations enter a third week.

02/28/2011

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Police Won’t Boot Protesters From Wis. Capitol

The occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol by protesters fighting efforts to strip public workers of union bargaining rights carried on Sunday after police decided not to forcibly remove demonstrators and end a nearly two-week-long sit-in.

02/27/2011

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Wis. Schools Closing Monday For Low Staffing, Snow

Schools are closing throughout the state because of teacher absences, weather and pre-scheduled breaks.

02/21/2011

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Largest Crowd Yet Descends On Wisconsin Capitol.

A state Capitol thrown into political chaos swelled for a fifth day with nearly 70,000 protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers challenged pro-labor protesters face-to-face for the first time and GOP leaders insisted again Saturday there was no room for compromise.

02/19/2011

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