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Christopher Ingraham is greeted by a dairy cow during his tour of Red Lake County, "the ugliest county in the country" , on Thursday, August 27, 2015, in Red Lake Falls, Minn. (Logan Werlinger/Forum News Service) A change of heart: Journalist who reported Minnesota county was worst place to live is moving there

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- A Washington Post journalist said he is moving to a Minnesota county he once reported as being "the absolute worst place to live in America." Christopher Ingraham, who writes about politics, drug policy and all things data, announced Saturday morning on his Facebook page he is moving in May to...

 

Ready to get to work. Local legislators expect adjustments in session with lower surplus

BEMIDJI -- Local legislators are expecting to hit the ground running when the Minnesota Legislature reconvenes in St. Paul on Tuesday. District 5A Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, said his calendar has already filled up for the opening week of the session. "I don't know if I've ever had as full a schedule as the first...

 

Little Falls teen who killed man, daughter while texting and driving sentenced to probation

ELK RIVER, Minn. -- A 17-year-old driver who killed a Becker, Minn., man and his 10-year-old daughter last summer after running a red light while texting was sentenced Friday to probation and a long-term residential program. Carlee Rose Bollig, 17, of Little Falls, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal...

 

Red Lake Nation Lacrosse Family Skills Camp

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Nation Lacrosse Family Skills Camp was held on Sunday, March 6 at the high school and middle school gyms. 27 camps from ages 4 to parents participated. All campers received a free Ojibwe-style wooden lacrosse stick. Programs are beginning in Red...

 

Minnesota researchers draw battle line in Mississippi to stop Asian carp

A team of University of Minnesota scientists thinks it has figured out how to keep invasive carp from migrating up the Mississippi River: Blow them back with jets of water and freak them out with loud noises, air bubbles and underwater lights. With preliminary blessings from state and federal agencies, they’re...

 

North Korea again threatens nuke strikes on US, South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate "pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice" on Washington and Seoul, this time in reaction to the start of huge U.S.-South Korean military drills. Such threats have been a staple of young North Korean leader Kim...

 

New rancor, tough talk in Clinton-Sanders Democratic debate

FLINT, Mich. — Ratcheting up the rancor, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled aggressively in a Democratic presidential debate Sunday night over trade, Wall Street influence and more, with Clinton accusing him of turning his back on the auto industry and Sanders countering that Clinton's friends on Wall Street...

 

Thurston County only precinct to host democratic caucus on Native American reservation

Thurston County in Nebraska was one of the last sites to host its democratic caucus. There were a total of 93 active locations within the state, but Thurston's site was one of a kind compared to the rest. "I'm very pleased that Nebraska Democratic Party and even the folks in Thurston County saw fit to put the caucus...

 

Niki Ashton sends plea to federal government following rash of suicides on Pimicikamak Cree Nation

Niki Ashton, member of Parliament for Churchill — Keewatinook Aski, is calling on the federal government to invest in First Nations youth following a rash of suicides on Manitoba's Pimicikamak Cree Nation. "We do have a new government and we've heard, certainly, pronouncements and interest in working with First...

 

Cultural discrepancy: Inadequate IHS funds may widen health care gap among Native Americans

Advocates for the Affordable Care Act argue that health care is a basic human right, but Native Americans and American Indians here in Oklahoma say this principle is often forgotten. For most Americans, the wait time to see a doctor is nearly 20 minutes, according to a recent study. Oklahoma State University student...

 

Youth from La Loche meet Bryan Trottier at Saskatoon Blades game

A group of youngsters from La Loche, Sask., were greeted with a thunderous standing ovation at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game Saturday night where they were special guests of the club. The youths were in the city for a few days to take in the hockey game. They also went bowling, swimming and went to a movie (the new...

 

How freaking cool is a national title for Quick Bear and the NHSC Ladystorm?

Don't have all of the details but the NHSC Lady Storm captured the AIHEC National basketball championship with a win over Northwest Indian College. HSCS - Nueta Hidasta Sahnish College is located in New Town North Dakota and Quick Bear is a freshman on that team. Quick Bear's Parents Janice and Brian Dillon can...

 

Puyallup Tribe operates first cannabis institute in United States

The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is operating what's being called the first cannabis institute in the nation. Medicine Creek Analytics is located at the Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center, the tribe's cancer center. It offers testing services for recreational and medical cannabis products, The Tacoma Weekly...

 

Former Solvay cop who pulled gun in bar is no longer working for Oneida Nation

ONEIDA INDIAN NATION -- A former Solvay cop who pulled a gun during a barroom scuffle is not employed by the Oneida Indian Nation Police Department anymore. Curt Francemone, 52, of Geddes, pleaded guilty earlier this week to second- degree harassment, a violation, for punching a man during a bar fight....

 

Akwesasne resident's tip leads to arrest of six from Dominican Republic in U.S. illegally, Border Patrol says

AKWESASNE – A tip from an Akwesasne resident resulted in the arrest of six alleged illegal aliens. Six citizens of the Dominican Republic were arrested in Hogansburg after being picked up on the U.S. side of the border on the evening of Jan. 29. At about 10 p.m. that night, a concerned Akwesasne community member...

 

Seattle priest, a known pedophile, was moved parish to parish

They described his “deviant behavior,” recorded his “abnormal attraction toward young girls,” even warned “he will either blow his brains out or cause a major scandal in the parish.” In letter after letter, supervising priests, the auxiliary bishop, even a noted psychiatrist alerted Seattle Archbishop...

 

White Earth man charged with fleeing officer in a vehicle

Anthony Randal-Ashley Villebrun, 37, of Box 382 White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor driving after his license was revoked, and misdemeanor obstructing the legal process. According to court records, on Feb. 24 about 10:45...

 

Drugs found in bedroom safe at DL residence

David Shawn Rock, 41, of 36708 Martin Drive, White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, a search warrant was executed at a Detroit Lakes residence on Feb. 23, based on alleged past drug sales. Officers allegedly found...

 

Frazee man charged in February drug sale within DL school zone

Ryan Keith Dibley, 29, of 606 Lake St., Frazee, has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of second-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, Feb. 22, 2015, he allegedly sold 1.6 grams of meth (with packaging) for $175 to a confidential reliable informant. The sale...

 

Dead Man Found at Pala Indian Reservation in Suspected Homicide

A man was found dead on Wednesday evening in a suspected murder at the Pala Indian Reservation. Deputies from the Valley Center Substation discovered the body at 11 p.m. after receiving a call directing them to a home at 1321 Robles Way, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s...

 

Indian Trust Asset Reform Act set to become law following house vote

WASHINGTON D.C.— With an apparently unanimous voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR-812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, Feb. 24, following several supporting statements from both Republican and Democratic representatives from across the country. “This word trust has two pretty distinct...

 

Another Minnesota treaty rights lawsuit lands in court

Two Leech Lake tribe members facing illegal deer hunting charges asked the Beltrami County District Court to dismiss their case Friday, arguing the state has no jurisdiction to charge them over hunting violations. According to the legal complaint, Tony Lee Morris and Randy Gregg Finn, both of Cass Lake, Minn., were...

 

First Nations chief files complaint after ceremonial pipe snafu at airport

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak announced Friday he has filed a human rights complaint against the national airport authority after he says airport security mishandled sacred objects in his carry-on luggage Feb. 8. In early February, The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) said they...

 

Judge: Women Can Sue Actor Accused of Giving them Herpes

A judge refused today to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two women who allege they were infected with herpes by an actor. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Linfield stated in a seven-page ruling that the women, identified only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, had provided sufficient details for the case to proceed...

 

State signs agreement giving tribal council jurisdiction over foster children

ANCHORAGE - An agreement signed on Wednesday in Juneau gives a tribal council in Southeast Alaska jurisdiction over tribal foster children's cases instead of the state. It's the second time an agreement of this kind has been reached in Alaska, according to officials. Leaders credit Tanana Chiefs Conference for paving...

 

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