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Santorum describes Occupy protesters as ‘radical element’

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Santorum to visit North Dakota later this weekAs Tacoma (Wash.) Occupy protesters changed and shouted during presidential contender Rick Santorum’s visit, the Republican told hundreds of supporters that what “this radical element represents …. is true intolerance.” Continue Reading

Dispute over removed sign prompts Little Falls, Minn., controversy

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Robin Hensel says it’s only fair that since the city of Little Falls ordered her to take down signs in her yard supporting the Occupy Wall Street and peace movements, the city should have to remove its “We Support Our Troops” banner from a downtown bank. Continue Reading

Police clear tents from Occupy site in DC

February 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dozens of U.S. Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn today on one of the nation’s last remaining Occupy sites, with police clearing the grounds of tents that they said were banned under park rules. Continue Reading

Protesters arrested at Ron Paul’s campaign HQ

December 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Police have arrested five Occupy protesters outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of Republican presidential contender Ron Paul. The arrests were made today as demonstrators gathered to protest Paul’s proposal to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency if elected. Continue Reading

Osama bin Laden killing voted top news story of 2011

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union’s financial turmoil was No. 4. Continue Reading

Protesters halt operations at some Western ports

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they’re hurting wage earners. Continue Reading

Police evict Occupy Boston protesters; 46 arrested

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Police officers swept through Dewey Square early today, tearing down tents at the Occupy Boston encampment and arresting dozens of protesters, bringing a peaceful end to the 10-week demonstration.
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Authorities remove Occupy Minnesota property

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hennepin County authorities have removed tarps and chairs used by anti-Wall Street protesters from a plaza outside the government center in Minneapolis.
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Phil Krinkie, St. Paul, column: ‘Occupy’ movement gets a pass on permits

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Next year, maybe the Taxpayers League of Minnesota should skip the state’s application process and just “Occupy the Capitol” in order to exercise our right to assembly and free speech. Continue Reading

Occupy LA raid results in more than 200 arrests

November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a massive show of force, 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear stormed the Occupy Los Angeles camp early today, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave. Similar raids in Philadelphia led to 50 arrests, but the scene in both cities was relatively peaceful.
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