Skip to main content

ACLU accuses county of using trespass notices to squelch Occupy protest

The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing Hennepin County officials of issuing a rash of trespass notices to force OccupyMN protesters off Government Plaza. The county denies that claim and says it has only handed out trespass notices to some individuals because of misconduct.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing Hennepin County officials of issuing a rash of trespass notices to force OccupyMN protesters off Government Plaza. The county denies that claim and says it has only handed out trespass notices to some individuals because of misconduct.

Next Up

raiaing canes brooklyn park crop

After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens

The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.

st anthony armed robbery screengrab

Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup

He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.

red wing 6

Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M

The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.

Walz, Flanagan

Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget

It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."

Plow 2 (1)

Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow

A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.

unsplash - school classroom students

Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday

The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled

A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.

cats

Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold

The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.

metro mobility bus

Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus

The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.

Bell Ramsey Co. Jan 22 - crop

Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument

Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26

More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.

Related

More restrictions for Mpls. Occupy protesters

Hennepin County officials say due to winterizing at the Government Center plaza on Friday, OccupyMN protesters must consolidate their belongings or they will be confiscated, portable toilets will be limited to three, and overnight sleeping will be disallowed once temperatures drop below 25 degrees or a significant snowfall.

Hennepin County sued by Occupy Minnesota protester

Melissa Hill was the first Occupy Minnesota arrested outside the Hennepin County Government Center. The trespassing charges against her were eventually dropped. Now she's suing the county and Sheriff Rich Stanek, saying her Constitutional rights were violated.

Occupy protests test patience of some

A Hennepin County commissioner says he's hearing from downtown workers who are growing tired of protesters' belongings cluttering Government Plaza. Others worry about the costs.

Authorities enforce no camping rule at government center

Hennepin County authorities moved in on a group of OccupyMN protesters early Thursday morning at the Hennepin County Government Center, MPR reported. Protesters had set up tents in the southwest corner of the plaza in defiance of a county rule against structures on the property.

Occupy protesters plan to defy order against tents

Occupy Minnesota protesters plan to erect 99 tents at the Minneapolis plaza in defiance of a Hennepin County order. Organizers say they’ll put up the tents Wednesday and link arms around them.

ACLU asks Hennepin County to rescind OccupyMN restrictions

The ACLU of Minnesota sent a letter to Hennepin County commissioners after officials announced more restrictions on OccupyMN protesters downtown. The ACLU says the new restrictions "run afoul of the First Amendment."

ACLU sues Hennepin County over OccupyMN rules

Dozens of activists have occupied the Hennepin County Government Plaza since last month. But last week, new rules went into effect that prohibited protesters from posting signs or sleeping on country grounds.

OccupyMN protesters occupy foreclosed home

The TC Daily Planet is reporting some demonstrators connected to the OccupyMN movement have occupied a foreclosed home in north Minneapolis to keep the residents from being evicted. The protesters say they intend to stay in the home and in tents on the property until U.S. Bank agrees to renegotiate the mortgage. They say they will resist if authorities try to forcefully evict the residents.