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Bemidji Pioneer: Red Lake man sentenced for sexual assault

MINNEAPOLIS—A Red Lake man has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexual assaulting a minor in 2016. Brandon Scott Cloud, 36, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on Tuesday by Senior Judge Michael Davis. According to a release from U.S. Attorney Gregory Booker, Cloud was charged in July and...

 

White nationalist posters removed in central Minnesota community

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — St. Joseph residents reported that at least a dozen white nationalist posters were displayed prominently in the city on Wednesday, according to the police department. An area resident reported the signs to the police department early afternoon. St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein said the posters...

 

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said...

 

Dog walker finds snowmobiler's body in East Bethel, police say

A dog walker on Thursday spotted the body of an East Bethel man who apparently died in a snowmobile crash, investigators said. The body had been there at least overnight, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/18/dog-walker-finds-dead-snowmobiler-in-east...

 

DNR approves renaming Minneapolis' Lake Calhoun, but opponents plan court fight

A popular Minneapolis lake named in honor of slavery supporter and former Vice President John Calhoun will get its original American Indian name back, Minnesota officials announced Thursday. Lake Calhoun will be renamed Bde Maka Ska, the Department of Natural Resources announced. The name, which is pronounced...

 

Minnesota county rejects state's free offer to test wells for pollution

NEW ULM, Minn. — A south-central Minnesota county rejected the state Department of Agriculture’s offer for free nitrate well tests. Brown County rejected the program in December after residents voiced fears that the data could be used to target farmers for additional regulations, Minnesota Public Radio reported....

 

More Than 90 Percent of Ed Dept. Staff Would Be Furloughed in Shutdown, Will Slow ESSA Plans, Hurt 'Impact Aid' Schools

A collision of deadlines and politics has given rise to that most perfect, and increasingly frequent, of D.C. storms: the impending government shutdown. Current funding runs out Friday. After that, only government employees performing “essential government functions” — like the military or food inspectors —...

 

Rural Schools Often Ignored in Research and Policy Discussions

The poverty, inequity, and isolation that students in rural schools must cope with are often overlooked in education research and policy discussions, according to a new report from the National School Board Association's Center for Public Education. The report argues that despite the fact that rural schools struggle...

 

Baltimore Schools' Heating Crisis A 'Day Of Reckoning' For The City And State

Baltimore public schools' heating crisis earlier this month was a "day of reckoning" for the system, the city, and the state said public schools CEO Sonja Santelises. The crisis, she said in an interview with WYPR Wednesday, exposed the truth that Baltimore city school buildings are less than functional. As many as 85...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 19, 2018 

2018 New Year's Eve Pow Wow held at the Red Lake Humanities Center - P14

New Year's Eve Gathering & Pow-wow 2017 Contest Winner's Golden Age Women (Combined) 1st Place$400.00= Vera Kingbird 2nd Place$300.00:=Donna Whitefeather 3rd Place$200.00= Hazel Joseph 4th Place$100.00= Ruby Whitefeather Golden Age Men (Combined) 1st Place$400.00=Ro...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 19, 2018 

Red Lake Elementary School second Holiday Concert held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - P25

The Red Lake Elementary School held their second Holiday Concert at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at RLES. The First and Second graders performed. On Tuesday, grades 3, 4 and 5, entertained the audience starting at 1:30 PM with their Holiday...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 19, 2018 

Red Lake Elementary School Holiday Concert held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - P26

The Red Lake Elementary School held their Holiday Concert at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at RLES. The Third, Fourth and Fifth graders performed. On Wednesday, grades 1 and 2, will entertain the audience starting at 1:30 PM....

 

State Supreme Court Overturns Sweeping Ruling In CCJEF Education Funding Lawsuit

The state Supreme Court has overturned a Superior Court judge’s controversial ruling that would have upended the state’s educational-funding scheme and mandated a vast overhaul of teacher evaluations, educational standards and special-education services. Fourteen months after Judge Thomas Moukawsher released his...

 

Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings

Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall with patches of high achievement, along with perennial struggles to improve on the part of states mired at the bottom. This is the first of three data-driven Quality Counts packages this year...

 

RespectAbility Submits Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the School to Prison Pipeline: Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities

Washington, D.C., Jan. 18 – RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, submitted testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in strong support of ending the disproportionate, unjust and counterproductive use of suspensions and expulsions...

 

New Public-Private Partnership Brings Together Precision Agriculture and Conservation to Improve Water Quality in Cedar River Watershed

St. Paul, MN - A first-of-its-kind Minnesota public-private partnership is helping improve water quality and address water resource challenges including flooding and sedimentation in the Cedar River Watershed in southern Minnesota. The Cedar River Watershed Project is a collaboration between CFS Cooperative, Land...

 

MnDOT seeks recommendations for Corridors of Commerce projects

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced that it is seeking project recommendations for Corridors of Commerce projects. The agency has $400 million set aside to fund projects over the next four years. “Corridors of Commerce has been an outstanding way to fund projects that...

 

Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December; Statewide unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, lowest level in more than 17 years

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December, with 8,700 of them coming from the private sector, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state gained 44,200 jobs during the calendar year, a growth rate of...

 

MDA Bolsters Local Companies at National Food Show

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host 17 food companies at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, January 21-23. The MDA’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) New Markets cost-share program will provide discounted booth space, on-site support, and other services...

 

Tension Builds Between Tribe And Law Enforcement After Bad River Teen's Death

Jason Pero should have been at school Wednesday, Nov. 8, but he left early that day because he wasn’t feeling well. Just before his classmates would file into the cafeteria to eat lunch, Jason was shot and killed by Ashland County Sheriff Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich. The shooting of the 14-year-old boy on the Bad River...

 

U.S. Secretary of the Interior meets with Kiowa tribe members

CARNEGIE, OK (KSWO) - United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was in Carnegie on Thursday to speak to members of the Kiowa tribe. Secretary Zinke said during his time as secretary, he's learned that every tribal Nation is different and he wants to reorganize some things. http://www.kswo.c...

 

Officials tout low-cost apartments for UNM Navajo students

Janalee Livingston is a senior at the University of New Mexico studying chemistry with the hopes of one day becoming a pharmacist. Livingston isn’t the only one from her family at UNM. https://navajotimes.com/edu/dorms-for-dine/...

 

American Indian Tribes Create an Agricultural Coalition to Impact the Next Farm Bill

The Farm Bill, which is passed every five years (or so—the last one, in 2014, was two years late), includes a lot of the stuff you might imagine—farm subsidies, crop insurance—but it also address a boatload of other issues, like the SNAP benefits (aka the food stamp program), rural assistance, employment help,...

 

The state officially changes Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska

It’s official, at least in Minnesota: Lake Calhoun, the biggest lake in Minneapolis, will now go by its original Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska. Tom Landwehr, commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, announced the DNR’s approval of the new name Thursday. Whether or not the U.S. Board of Geographic Names now...

 

Yellowstone Initiates Criminal Investigation On The Release Of Bison

The Yellowstone National Park has initiated a criminal investigation into the release of bison from a quarantine facility. Early Tuesday morning, park officials discovered 52 bison missing. Park officials said the bison were able to leave the containment area through a cut fence, suggesting someone explicitly freed...

 

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