Activists Gather In Minneapolis To Discuss Protest LegislationA group of Twin Cities activists gathered Sunday to discuss legislation that would create harsher penalties for some protesters.
House Committee Passes Stiffer Penalties For Certain ProtestsThe penalty could be bumped up from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor.
GOP-Controlled Legislature Looks To Crack Down On ProtestsMinnesota officials responded to months of unrest last year after the death of a black man shot by police officers with funding meant to reduce the state's widespread racial disparities. This year, a new Republican-controlled Legislature is plotting a crackdown on protests, with tougher penalties for highway marchers and potentially putting some demonstrators on the hook for the enforcement costs at unruly protests.
Gov't Orders Could Have Little Impact On DAPL Protest CampGovernment orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project.
Mpls. Board Of Education Meets To Discuss Superintendent SearchThe Minneapolis Board of Education will meet Tuesday night with plans to discuss the search for a new superintendent. In the past week, Interim Superintendent Michael Goar requested to have his name be withdrawn from consideration for the job.
Protesters Interrupt Mayor Hodges At MLK Day EventMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' planned comments at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event were interrupted on Monday by protestors. Video posted by the group Black Liberation Front shows Betsy Hodges at the podium at the Monday night event.
1 Of 8 Arrested In MSP Airport Black Lives Matter Protest Remains JailedOne of eight people arrested during a flash protest that briefly tangled holiday travel at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport remained in jail Thursday, with the others facing orders to appear in court later.
Protests Demanding Justice For Jamar Clark Planned Friday, SaturdayA number of protests and demonstrations are planned during the next few days in the name of the man who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police last month. More than 1,000 protesters may march and rally on Saturday over the death of Jamar Clark, who died during a confrontation with two police officers in north Minneapolis.
Men Charged In 4th Precinct Shootings To Appear In Court The four men charged in the 4th Precinct protest shooting are slated to make their first appearances in Hennepin County court on Tuesday.
Officials Call For End To 4th Precinct Occupation, Protesters Vow To StayCity and community leaders are saying "enough is enough" and are calling for protesters to end their encampment of the 4th Precinct on Minneapolis’ north side.
Charges Filed Against 4 Men In 4th Precinct Protest ShootingCharges were filed Monday against the four men arrested last week for shooting Black Lives Matter protesters near Minneapolis’ 4th Precinct, where demonstrations have been on-going since the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark earlier this month.
4 Things To Know: Free State Park Admission, Minnesota Drivers & MoreFrom free state park admission on Black Friday to Minnesota drivers, here's a look at the top four stories from Friday, Nov. 28, 2015.