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Three protesters arrested in Wadena County

Three pipeline protesters were arrested Thursday in Wadena County for trespassing. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, law enforcement responded to a report of 30 people demonstrating with some climbing on equipment and pipes at an Enbridge work site. Most of the demonstrators got off the equipment upon law enforcement arrival,…


Eight arrested after Line 3 protests Saturday

Featured photo: Line 3 protest near Hill City. Photo credit to Heidi Nielson-Meade. Eight were arrested after several hours of protesting the Line 3 pipeline Saturday near Hill City. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, over 150 arrived in two buses and personal vehicles to oppose the installation of the pipeline…


Several protestors arrested on Enbridge property

Several were arrested last week for allegedly trespassing on Enbridge property near Palisade. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, a man was staying in a tree platform 30 feet from the ground that was reportedly connected to a cable that blocked Enbridge’s leased right of way. “The situation required a response…


Demonstrations held Friday against Trump’s visit

Featured photo: Demonstrators at Indivisible Bemidji event. Photo courtesy of Eric Callagan.  Two organized demonstrations took place Friday, voicing their discontent with the current White House administration. Indivisible Bemidji organized a silent gathering, which featured many people standing along Paul Bunyan Drive near downtown Bemidji holding Biden-Harris signs and, as organizer Jean Christensen said, bearing…


Trump protests planned for Bemidji area

Two organized events are planned for Bemidji as President Donald J. Trump is expected to speak at Bemidji Aviation this evening at 6 p.m. Downtown, Indivisible Bemidji plans to “hold the line” between Paul and Babe and the DFL building near 16th St. NW. According to their agenda, the event will start at 2:30 p.m….


Sheriff Ernie Beitel comments on weekend events

Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel has issued a statement in response to the rumors circulating about the past weekend’s events. “Unfortunately, the rumors and misinformation, some shared by public officials, has fueled racial and cultural biases that we, as government leaders, have worked so hard to eliminate,” the statement reads. According to the release, law…

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