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Police relied on news footage, Facebook posts to charge Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

MANDAN, N.D.—Authorities used news footage and social media, but did not interview protester witnesses, when they charged three men with endangering and terrorizing an armed pipeline security worker on Oct. 27. During a preliminary hearing on Monday, Bureau of Criminal Investigations Special Agent Scott Betz repeatedly referenced a KX News video and Facebook posts as he testified in support of charges against Brennon Nastacio, 36, and Michael Fasig, 46. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/crime/4241837-police-relied-news-fo...

Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years

BRAINERD, Minn. — Human remains found Saturday night in a wooded area off Business Highway 371 south of Brainerd have been identified as those of Marc Welzant, a developmentally disabled man who went missing over two years ago, ​Brainerd​ ​Police​ ​Chief Corky McQuiston stated in a news release. McQuiston stated the cause of death has not yet been determined but there are no preliminary indications that foul play is involved. Police said Welzant's remains were located on private property not far from the Mississippi River in a...

Pep Fest held at Red Lake High School - P11

A Pep Fest was held at Red Lake High School on Friday afternoon, March 10, 2017. The Red Lake Lady Warriors would be playing in the Section 8A Championship in Thief River Falls that evening with a chance to advance to their first ever state...

SKYWARN CLASSES

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management will be offering two Skywarn classes in April. Classes are free, open to the public and there are no pre-requisites. Classes last approximately 2-2.5 hours and participants need attend only one session. Classes offered in Beltrami County will be held at: Alaska Township – Tuesday, April 18th 7PM Alaska Volunteer Fire Department (just west of highway 89 on county 32) 28982 Alaska Ln NW Puposky, MN 56667 Beltrami County EOC – Thursday, April 20th 7PM Law Enforcement...

MDA launches new Cropland Grazing Exchange

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has just launched the Cropland Grazing Exchange. The new online tool seeks to connect crop farmers and livestock farmers to improve soil health. Livestock are an integral part of achieving optimal soil health. They convert forages to more available forms of nutrients and help break up residue material and stimulate soil microbial activity. As crop production has become more specialized, the lack of livestock impact has become evident in declining soil health. “The Cropland...

Farmers encouraged to participate in annual survey

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. This year the phone survey is directed at soybean and wheat producers. The data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides guidance to educational and research programs. The survey should begin April 3 and be completed by April 15. Questions will focus on the 2016 growing season and survey farmers on pesticide and fertilizer applications on soybeans...

Cass Lake man charged with soliciting child for sex

BEMIDJI -- A Cass Lake man was charged with a felony Friday after allegedly arranging to meet an undercover officer he believed was a 14-year-old child for sex. According to a criminal complaint, Justin Anthony Littlewolf, 21, was arrested March 23 after he responded to a classified advertisement posted by officers, in which the officer claimed to be a 14-year-old. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/4241914-cass-lake-man-charged-soliciting-child-sex#....

Charge: Fridley mother of 8 rang up $118K in welfare fraud in 1½ years

Long suspicious that a Fridley mother of eight was cheating the state out of various welfare benefits, authorities have charged her Tuesday receiving more than $118,000 in government aid over roughly a 1½-year period. Authorities say that as she collected benefits, Fozia S. Dualeh falsely claimed that the children’s father, who was gainfully employed, was not financially supporting or living with the family. http://www.startribune.com/charge-fridley-mother-of-8-rang-up-118k-in-welfare-fraud-i...

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

SPUR, Texas — Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. No damage was reported. http://www.startribune.com/big-hail-damaging-winds-in-forecast-for-texas...

Iron Eyes pleads not guilty to inciting a riot

Chase Iron Eyes pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of inciting a riot, and his attorney indicated he would argue at trial that Iron Eyes was not the leader nor did he encourage people to act out. "Going to that camp to take a stand is not asking people to riot," his Bismarck attorney Michael Hoffman said. "Maybe he's guilty of criminal trespass and maybe he's guilty of actually being part of the group that's taking a stand, but there's no evidence that this man did anything (to incite) a riot." http://bismarckt...

Report: 'Premature' death rate rising

DULUTH — Drug overdoses are contributing to a disturbing increase in premature deaths nationwide, according to an annual county-by-county report released today. Authors of the 2017 County Health Rankings Report, which uses the most recent available data, define a premature death as any death from any cause before the age of 75. The rate consists of the years of potential life lost in a county per 100,000 population. In St. Louis County, for instance, that rate was 6,500 in 2015; in Douglas County it was 6,700. Both are higher than the...

Red Lake stumbles in 93-46 loss to Minneapolis North in opening round of Class A State Tournament - P3

Class 1A Boys Quarterfinals Minneapolis North 83, Red Lake 46: Defending MSHSL Class A champion #1 Minneapolis North Community (30-2) advances to the state semifinals with a 93-46 win over Red Lake (25-5) on Thursday at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Polars, competing in the state tournament for the 21st time in program history, are seeking a seventh state title. They'll face the #5 Springfield / #4 Nevis winner in the semifinals on Friday at noon at Target...

Red Lake stumbles in 93-46 loss to Minneapolis North in opening round of Class A State Tournament - Set 2 - P3

Class 1A Boys Quarterfinals Minneapolis North 83, Red Lake 46: Defending MSHSL Class A champion #1 Minneapolis North Community (30-2) advances to the state semifinals with a 93-46 win over Red Lake (25-5) on Thursday at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Polars, competing in the state tournament for the 21st time in program history, are seeking a seventh state title. They'll face the #5 Springfield / #4 Nevis winner in the semifinals on Friday at noon at Target...

Red Lake Warriors win 4th Consecutive Section 8A Championship with 71-60 win over Stephen-Argyle - P7

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 71 vs. Stephen-Argyle 60 The Red Lake Warriors overcame a 33-29 halftime to defeat the Stephen-Argyle Storm and win their fourth consecutive Section 8A championship. The Warriors outscored the Storm 42-27 in the second half thanks in large part to a 16-3 run that Red Lake put together. Kendall Whitefeather came off the Red Lake bench to lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Rob McClain added 16 points as the Warriors picked up their eleventh win in...

Red Lake Warriors win 4th Consecutive Section 8A Championship with 71-60 win over Stephen-Argyle - Set 2 - P7

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 71 vs. Stephen-Argyle 60 The Red Lake Warriors overcame a 33-29 halftime to defeat the Stephen-Argyle Storm and win their fourth consecutive Section 8A championship. The Warriors outscored the Storm 42-27 in the second half thanks in large part to a 16-3 run that Red Lake put together. Kendall Whitefeather came off the Red Lake bench to lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Rob McClain added 16 points as the Warriors picked up their eleventh win in...

Lady Warriors hit slump in 71-41 loss to Cromwell-Wright - P7

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - #3 Cromwell-Wright (26-4) converted 13 three-pointers to snap Red Lake's (24-3) 15-game winning streak 71-41 in the Class A quarterfinals at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Cromwell-Wright made 9-of-16 three-pointers before the break and defended the arc well, holding the Warriors to 0-7 three-point shooting to mount a 46-15 lead at the half. The Cardinals were led by Chelsea Swatek with 23 points and nine rebounds as she delivered 4-9 from...

Lady Warriors hit slump in 71-41 loss to Cromwell-Wright - Set 2 - P7

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - #3 Cromwell-Wright (26-4) converted 13 three-pointers to snap Red Lake's (24-3) 15-game winning streak 71-41 in the Class A quarterfinals at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Cromwell-Wright made 9-of-16 three-pointers before the break and defended the arc well, holding the Warriors to 0-7 three-point shooting to mount a 46-15 lead at the half. The Cardinals were led by Chelsea Swatek with 23 points and nine rebounds as she delivered 4-9 from...

Red Lake Warriors 4-Peat East Sub-Section 8A Championship with 80-63 win over Cass Lake - P9

Section 8A East Championship – #2 Cass Lake/Bena 63 vs. #1 Red Lake 80 The Red Lake Warriors and Cass Lake-Bena Panthers met for the fourth time this season when the two teams played for the East Sub-Section 8A Championship Tuesday night in Thief River Falls. Of the the four meetings this season, Tuesday's game was by far the closest but ended with the same result as the Warriors held off the Panthers to claim the Sub-Section title. With the game tied at 57-57 with 7:10 remaining in the game, ...

Red Lake Warriors 4-Peat East Sub-Section 8A Championship with 80-63 win over Cass Lake - Set 2 - P9

Section 8A East Championship – #2 Cass Lake/Bena 63 vs. #1 Red Lake 80 The Red Lake Warriors and Cass Lake-Bena Panthers met for the fourth time this season when the two teams played for the East Sub-Section 8A Championship Tuesday night in Thief River Falls. Of the the four meetings this season, Tuesday's game was by far the closest but ended with the same result as the Warriors held off the Panthers to claim the Sub-Section title. With the game tied at 57-57 with 7:10 remaining in the game, ...

Lady Warriors make history by winning Section 8A title with 67-52 win over Sacred Heart - P11

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 67 vs. Sacred Heart 52 The Red Lake Girls basketball team was hoping to make history Friday night by winning their first ever Section 8A championship. The Lady Warriors made their dream of going to the State Tournament come true by defeating the defending Section 8A champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Eagles in Thief River Falls. Red Lake jumped out to a 7-0 lead and set the tempo to the game early. Sacred Heart would come back and take their first lead...

Lady Warriors make history by winning Section 8A title with 67-52 win over Sacred Heart - Set 2 - P11

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 67 vs. Sacred Heart 52 The Red Lake Girls basketball team was hoping to make history Friday night by winning their first ever Section 8A championship. The Lady Warriors made their dream of going to the State Tournament come true by defeating the defending Section 8A champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Eagles in Thief River Falls. Red Lake jumped out to a 7-0 lead and set the tempo to the game early. Sacred Heart would come back and take their first lead...

Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest

FARGO — For nearly 40 years, the federal government has subsidized commercial passenger flights to out-of-the-way towns like Devils Lake, N.D., and Thief River Falls, Minn. Proponents of the program, known as Essential Air Service (EAS), say it supports small airports and helps rural economies stay competitive. But it's often criticized as congressional pork. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4242109-subsidy-cuts-could-mean-death-spiral-small-ai...

More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers lost money in 2016

More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers lost money in 2016, according to a new analysis by the University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota State. The average Minnesota farm’s balance sheets are still strong — mainly because of record corn and soybean yields and farmers banking some surplus dollars from a few years ago — but there are obvious signs of financial stress, said Extension Economist Dale Nordquist. http://www.startribune.com/many-minnesota-farmers-i...

Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests

ST. PAUL—A batch of bills at the Minnesota Legislature geared toward cracking down on protesters have boiled down to one—a proposed rule to heighten criminal penalties against those that block "transit." Language added to the House's public safety omnibus bill—debated during a hearing Tuesday—would increase criminal penalties against anyone who obstructs the "operation of a transit vehicle" in a nonviolent manner. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4242234-minn-legislators-weigh-increasing-penalties-blocking-high...

Minnesota should not be affected by Trump's rescinding Clean Power Plan

President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back clean power standards will probably have a minimal effect on Minnesota, since state policy — combined with changing energy economics — has already been leading utilities away from coal. As expected, Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at rescinding former President Barack Obama’s climate-change initiatives, including the Clean Power Plan. http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-should-not-be-affected-by-trump-s-rescinding-clean-p...

Tribal Council gives itself stipend raise

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community increased stipends from $250 to $350 for council members who attend meetings to the end. President Chris Swartz was the tie-breaking vote, passing the motion after a debate. http://www.mininggazette.com/news/2017/03/tribal-council-gives-i...

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding its second business meeting of the 115th Congress. The panel already advanced nine bills at its first meeting in February. Five more are on the agenda this Wednesday: https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/03/27/senate-committee-on-indian...

Tribal leader sued for revealing secret fishing spot on social media

Two lawsuits around the tribal elver fishery were recently filed by members of the Passamaquoddy tribe, including one alleging that posting a harvester's landing reports on social media deprived that fisherman of future earnings by revealing his elver fishing locations. The Quoddy Tides reported that Chris Sepsa Altvater filed suit in tribal court against the Joint Tribal Council over its decision to retroactively impose a penalty on tribal members who did not turn in elver landing reports on time for the 2016 season. The penalty includes a...

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