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 News    April 20, 2018 

Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources. The potential $1 billion fine would be largest ever imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of...

 News    April 20, 2018 

AP source: Fired FBI deputy chief McCabe facing criminal referral

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. The referral to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia does not mean McCabe...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Minnesota gains 2,900 jobs in March. Here is who is hiring.

Minnesota’s unemployment rate remained steady at 3.2 percent as the state’s employers added 2,900 jobs in March. The state’s seasonally adjusted rate remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. But Minnesota’s job growth...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Bemidji Pioneer: A record class at BSU: Banquet honors school's largest group of American Indian graduates

BEMIDJI—A record number of American Indian students are set to graduate from Bemidji State University this spring. That was one of several highlights at Thursday night's 38th annual American Indian Student Awards Recognition Banquet, where BSU staff recognized 51 American Indian soon-to-be graduates....

 News    April 20, 2018 

Bemidji Pioneer: Police pursuit ends with car in Mississippi River

BEMIDJI -- A pursuit of two people by the Bemidji Police Department ended with the suspect’s car in the Mississippi River on Thursday afternoon. According to a news release from the Bemidji Police Department, the high-speed chase began after officers received a report at about 1:03 p.m. of an assault happening...

 By Michael Barrett    News    April 20, 2018 

Regular School Board Meeting held in Ponemah - P2

PONEMAH - On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 the Regular Monthly Red Lake School Board meeting was held at the Ponemah School starting at 2 PM. With all six board members present, Michael Barrett, Chairman, Chris Jourdain, Vice Chairman, Barb Thomas, Clerk, Roy Nelson,...

 News    April 20, 2018 

State Gains 2,900 Jobs in March

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 2,900 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED added that job cuts in February were revised from 1,300 jobs lost to 200 jobs lost. Over the past year, the state has...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Chickasaw Cultural Center hosting Native Pottery Market & Symposium April 21-22

SULPHUR, Okla. – Native potters from across the region will gather for the Native Pottery Market & Symposium Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road. The potters will have a wide variety of unique,...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Citizens urged to help stop use of animals in chemical safety tests

Ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is urging citizens to support modern research methods that could stop the use of thousands of animals in chemical safety tests in the United States. The public has until April 26th to comment on a proposed Strategic Plan publi...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Baltimore County school board votes to make Verletta White the next superintendent

The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to make Verletta White its permanent superintendent, following months of stalemate. White has been the interim superintendent for the past nine months, during which the school board’s ethics panel determined she had previously violated ethics rules as a schools...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Teacher in trouble for making pancakes for kids taking standardized test

A teacher in Pennsylvania said he got in trouble for making whole-grain pancakes for his eighth-grade students on an electric griddle while they were taking a standardized test. The teacher is Kyle Byler, 38, who told LancasterOnline he was suspended without pay on April 10 when an assistant principal stopped his...

 News    April 20, 2018 

The Teaching Force Has Grown Faster Than Student Enrollment-Except in These 4 States

Over the past two decades, the number of the teachers in U.S. schools has increased by 21 percent, while the number of students has only increased by 12 percent, according to an Education Week Research Center analysis of federal data. In other words, for 41 states and the District of Columbia, teachers are being hired...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Why More School Districts Are Holding Class Just Four Days A Week

The public school in Campo, Colorado, hasn’t required all its students to come to class on Fridays for nearly two decades. The 44-student district dropped a weekday to boost attendance and better attract teachers to a town so deep in farm country that the nearest grocery store is more than 20 miles away. “I think...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Louisiana Governor Pushing for Trained Officers in Schools

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards says he wants a trained officer in every Louisiana school in the wake of a massacre at a high school in Florida where 17 people were killed. The Democratic governor made the remarks Wednesday at the opening meeting of a group of educators and law enforcement officials...

 News    April 20, 2018 


Beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, all candidates in the May 16, 2018 General Election will be allowed one (1) Rotating Half Banner ad - 300w x 130h pixels on Red Lake Nation News ( ), of your design and choosing, free of charge. This banner...

 News    April 20, 2018 

In Uncomfortable Twist, Indigenous People and Italians Will Share Holiday

Four months after Columbus Day was renamed in honor of Native Americans, San Francisco supervisors voted to also name the same day in honor of Italian Americans. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 in favor of the naming the second Monday of October ‘Italian American Heritage Day.” After...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada's weed arrests

Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, according to a VICE News investigation based on police data obtained through freedom of information requests. It’s the first public set of statistics of...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Navajo Nation Opposes BIA Reorganization and the Removal of Current Navajo BIA Regional Director

WINDOW ROCK —The Navajo Nation strongly objects to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s planned reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and strongly opposes the reassignment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional director Sharon Pinto. The Navajo Nation issued its official position through the...

 News    April 20, 2018 

For first time, checking accounts offered on Pine Ridge

KYLE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - For the first time in the 129-year history of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents can open a checking account there. Before the Lakota Federal Credit Union opened its doors in Kyle in 2012, Pine Ridge residents had no bank on their reservation. In February the credit union began offering...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son

William Cash drove the yellow school bus back to the garage that afternoon after dropping off the last child. Shortly before 5 p.m., he drove his car back to Pine Ridge High School to catch the last few minutes of his 14-year-old son Waylon’s basketball game.

 News    April 20, 2018 

The Impact of Violence in Indian Country

Colonizers have long tried to crush the spirits of indigenous people through assimilation, aggression, and abuse. One of the most devastating practices to manifest itself up until the present day is sexual assault. Non-native men continue to rape Native women, and tragically, many of these assaults go unpunished. This...

 News    April 20, 2018 

Rattlesnake Fire grows to more than 11,000 acres in eastern Arizona

The Rattlesnake Fire in the eastern part of the state has scorched more than 11,300 acres as of Wednesday evening, officials said. That's more than four times the 2,600 acres the fire had engulfed as of Sunday.


As violence spikes at Oak Park Heights prison, the search for solutions grows urgent

One of Minnesota’s toughest prisons has seen a recent increase in attacks on employees and inmates. In a single weekend in March, assaults by inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights sent 10 employees to the hospital — more injuries than in the previous five years combined....


Why no car towing during winter storm? Seems St. Paul ran out of room

A funny thing happened when the city of St. Paul declared its sixth snow emergency of the season on Saturday. Virtually nobody got towed. Sure, a few cars parked in blatantly unsafe or illegal conditions got hauled away by tow trucks, which happens even when there’s no snow on the ground. But the city didn’t send...


Minneapolis man acquitted of most serious charge in UW-Stout student's murder

MENOMONIE, Wis. — The Minneapolis man charged in the beating death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia was found guilty of aggravated battery Tuesday night by a Dunn County jury. Cullen M. Osburn, 28, was acquitted of the more serious charge of felony murder for the October 2016 incident...


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