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 By Michael Barrett    News    March 19, 2018 

Forty-two Red Lakers file for Tribal Office; 8 seats up for election on May 16, 2018

RED LAKE, MN – Forty-two Red Lake Band of Chippewa members filed for 8 seats up for election on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Seven seats are each 4-year terms, while the 8th seat is for the remaining term of the Little Rock Representative vacancy caused by the passing of...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Police seek info on shooting that left St. Paul teen dead in Minneapolis

Police are seeking information on a shooting in Minneapolis Friday night that left a St. Paul man dead. Officers responded to a report of a shooting near 43rd Street East and First Avenue South shortly after 10:30 p.m.

 News    March 19, 2018 

Sanford Research summit focuses on Native, rural health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The health of rural and Native American populations will be the focus of an upcoming summit with Sanford Health. The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health will host its annual summit April 16-18 in Sioux Falls. For the first time, the Center for Health Outcomes and Population...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Salmonella cases linked to consuming kratom

State officials are warning Minnesotans not to consume a plant called kratom in any form because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Minnesota Departments of Health (MDH) and Agriculture (MDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Are you helping your child with his homework too much or too little?

SALT LAKE CITY — Before you sit down to another evening of ninth-grade algebra after a long day at the office, consider this: Children whose parents help a lot with their homework may not perform any better on standardized tests than those who do it all by themselves. That's the finding of a recent global survey...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Arizona teacher posts salary: 'I need a college degree to make this?'

PHOENIX — Amid a nationwide debate about teacher salaries, a Phoenix-area teacher shared her salary — and her frustration — on social media this week. Whispering Winds Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich posted a photo of her salary on Facebook. Her salary is $35,490 per year. https://www.usatoda...

 News    March 19, 2018 

'More than your typical set of agency breakdowns': Audit pans NYC's handling of homeless students

Education officials have allowed many of New York City’s homeless students to miss large swaths of school without required intervention from city personnel, according to a scathing audit issued Thursday by Comptroller Scott Stringer. The report comes as city officials have struggled to address the growing student...

 News    March 19, 2018 

In Response to Mass Student Walkouts, Conservatives Largely Stay Silent

As thousands of students were preparing to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday, kicking off a day of youth demonstrations over school shootings, President Donald Trump tweeted about infrastructure and “unfair trade practices.” For the rest of the day, the president, known for sharing his thoughts on a wide...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Student Bullying Is Down Significantly

The percentage of students reporting that they've been bullied has dropped by more than a third since 2007, according to federal data released Thursday. The new figures say that 20.8 percent of students reported being bullied in 2015, continuing a downward trend that dates back to 2007, when 31.7 percent of students...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Kidnapping, sex trafficking charges lead from Treasure Island hotel room

An arrest warrant was issued for a Rosemount man earlier in March following an investigation of criminal activity at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in October of 2017. Thomas Lee Kirven, 29, was taken into custody March 7 on felony charges of kidnapping, first-degree sex trafficking, cause or permit child to ingest,...

 News    March 19, 2018 

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Celebrates 70 Years as Recognized and Trusted Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2018) – Celebrating 70 years of research and education supporting the mission of reducing roadway crashes, injuries and deaths, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has unveiled a new website – – focused on its four core traffic safety research priorities: emerging...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Judge dismisses 'absurd' case against Minnesota teen who 'sexted' boy

A southern Minnesota judge dismissed a child pornography charge against a 14-year-old girl who sent an explicit image of herself to a boy over Snapchat, saying that using the state’s child pornography statute to prosecute the girl produces “an absurd” result. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota made...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Company that designed collapsed Florida bridge also designed new I-35W bridge

The company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida is the same company that designed the new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, after the old span collapsed more than 10 years ago. The engineering company is FIGG Bridge Group. Its new pedestrian bridge in Miami was hailed as a technological...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Hugo man sentenced to 26 years for raping woman with disabilities

A man found guilty of repeatedly raping and abusing a Hugo woman who has developmental disabilities was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County District Court to 26 years in prison. Judge Greg Galler sentenced Omar Muhammad, 21, of Hugo, to twice what the sentencing guidelines recommend for first-degree criminal...

 News    March 19, 2018 

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days before retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he has fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump’s anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date. The move, which had been expected, was made on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Bemidji Pioneer: Officials, veterans praise opening of new Bemidji VA Clinic

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic’s move to a new location was made official with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Friday. The move was completed in February, as the clinic relocated from 705 Fifth St. NW to 1217 Anne St. The project to relocate the clinic into its new 10,000 square-foot home...

 News    March 19, 2018 

What Standing Rock Gave the World

At the height of the movement at Standing Rock, Indigenous teens half a world away in Norway were tattooing their young bodies with an image of a black snake. Derived from Lakota prophecy, the creature had come to represent the controversial Dakota Access pipeline for the thousands of water protectors determined to...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Elections Canada launching new initiatives to serve Indigenous voters

Elections Canada is planning early engagement initiatives and cultural training for staff to better serve Indigenous voters at the polls next year. This spring, returning officers in 28 electoral districts will contact leaders in Indigenous communities and start mapping out plans with them on how electoral services...

 News    March 19, 2018 

For warmth, some rural households still burn coal

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at a steady 75 degrees. "But we don't have any problem doing that with coal," Miller said....

 News    March 19, 2018 

A New Deal for poor African-American and Native-American boys

The U.S. is facing a national crisis. It is virtually guaranteed that if you are poor, male, African-American or Native-American, you have a disproportionally high likelihood of ending up in prison, unemployed, or both. In a new paper by my colleague, Adam Looney, and his co-author, Nicholas Turner, intended to...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Thunder Bay police board to decide whether to hold hearings for officers over Stacy DeBungee investigation

The police services board in Thunder Bay, Ont., is scheduled to meet next month to decide whether three officers who were involved in the investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee will face disciplinary proceedings under the Police Services Act. An investigation by Ontario's Independent Police Review Director...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation

A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action. Darcel Rae Featherman, who is a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of felony child abuse and neglect. She...

 News    March 19, 2018 

Native American Woman Sentenced to 45 Days For Assault Against Black Neighbor

A Native American woman in Portland, Oregon has been found guilty after hitting a neighbor in the head with a bottle and yelling racial slurs at the neighbor’s children. 58-year-old Brenda Mae Glenn was sentenced to 45 days in jail for the violent incident that occurred in September 2016. http://a...


Bemidji Pioneer: Foul play not suspected in Red Lake woman's death

RED LAKE—Red Lake police do not suspect foul play in the death of a woman found on the reservation Monday. Public Safety Director Bill Brunelle confirmed Thursday that Amy Dow's family members found her body in the area of Big Obaashing Road. Both Dow's family and law enforcement had searched the area after she was...


Should driver in crash that killed 2 Mounds View High girls be forced to unlock phone?

More than a year since an Arden Hills collision killed two teens and severely injured another, investigators think the answer to its cause may be locked in a cellphone. Since a Maple Grove woman’s SUV collided into the vehicle carrying three Mounds View High School students at an Arden Hills intersection,...


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