Pipeline Protester Pleads Guilty

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(AP)-One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner protesting the Dakota Access pipeline from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Thirty-four-year-old Karl Zimmerman entered the plea for creating a public nuisance in Hennepin County District Court.

Misdemeanor counts of trespassing and burglary were dismissed.

The Star Tribune says he'll serve a year of probation and perform 30 hours of community service.

The other person who climbed to the rafters to unleash the banner, 28-year-old Sen Holiday, is currently on trial after she pleaded not guilty to the same misdemeanors.

The banner urged Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank to divest from the $3.8 billion pipeline.

Fans seated below the banner were evacuated.

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