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Seniors surge to Minnesota vaccine registration site

Minnesotans 65 and older clogged phone lines and crashed a state website Tuesday as they sought to make appointments for a new, limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine at nine test sites. Online registration launched at noon but was disrupted within an hour as the website was overwhelmed with a peak of 10,000 hits per second. The...

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Some of Minnesota's youngest students go back to school

Principal Roberto Cantu donned his plastic face shield and greeted students by name as they jumped off the bus at Poplar Bridge Elementary School in Bloomington on Tuesday morning. Each student carried a backpack stuffed full of the items - tablets, art supplies and books - they had used for at-home learning. "It's like our...

Suspect charged in killing of 38-year-old man on Red Lake Reservation

A 36-year-old man has been charged with killing another man on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, authorities said. Ralph E. Cloud Jr., of Red Lake was indicted in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis last week in connection with the Sept. 12 death of Allen James Smith, 38, of Redby. Cloud remains in federal custody before a hearing on Friday. Cloud was charged on...

Statement on day-one progress with scheduling for vaccination pilot clinics

Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann issued the following statement today on progress made during the first day of scheduling appointments through a new website and call center for the state’s nine community vaccination pilot clinics. What we are seeing is extraordinarily pent-up demand for vaccine. Nearly 1 million Minnesotans age 65...

Trump Administration Announces BIE's New Construction on Its School Campuses

WASHINGTON —Thanks to the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will receive five percent of the annual funds to reduce or eliminate deferred maintenance and deficiencies at its schools. Many Farms High School and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School have been selected for GAOA projects that include major enhancements of current facilities and will...

Minnesotans 65 and older can schedule appointments for COVID-19 community vaccine clinics starting today at noon

At 12 p.m. today, some Minnesotans eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to sign up for appointments at one of the state’s nine community vaccination pilot clinics through a new website and call center launched today by the State of Minnesota. The clinics will initially serve adults age 65 and older, as well as prekindergarten through grade 12 educators,...

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MnDOT Announces Kim Collins as New Deputy Commissioner

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher today announced the appointment of Kim Collins as the agency's new Deputy Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer. Collins succeeds Scott Peterson, who retired from MnDOT in January after 29 years in state service. Deputy...

Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Creates Resources for In-Person, Hybrid and Online Learners

St. Paul, MN: As teachers and students adjust to new ways of learning in 2021, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) is responding to changing needs for K-12 education with the launch of Minnesota AgMag’s new stand-alone website. Long available to kindergarten through sixth grade students as a print publication, Minnesota AgMag now shares the story of agriculture...

Native American Agriculture Fund CEO Janie Hipp Congratulates Dr. Jewell Bronaugh on USDA Deputy Secretary Nomination

Fayetteville, Arkansas- On behalf of the Native Food and Agriculture Fund, I am absolutely thrilled to offer my complete support of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to serve as Deputy Secretary of USDA. Her nomination to serve as Deputy is truly historic - she will be the first African American woman to serve in that capacity. More importantly, Dr. Bronaugh is beyond well-equipped to...

Trump Administration Announces BIE's New Construction on Its School Campuses

WASHINGTON —Thanks to the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will receive five percent of the annual funds to reduce or eliminate deferred maintenance and deficiencies at its schools. Many Farms High School and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School have been selected for GAOA projects that include major enhancements of current facilities and will...

DEED Awards $3.9 Million in 10 Contamination Cleanup Grants Across Minnesota

St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $3.98 million in grants to nine cities across Minnesota to cleanup 10 contaminated sites approved for redevelopment. DEED’s Contamination Cleanup Grant Program awarded the funding, which will leverage more than $300 million in private investment and create or retain 178 jobs. The...

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Elders Are Our Memory Banks. Taking the COVID-19 Vaccine Can Save Them.

Native Americans in California and across the country lost two giants on the same day at the end of December-Joseph Myers and Chairman Marshall McKay. Both were my longtime friends. Their influence and fierce protection of our culture and traditions were invaluable. Mr. Myers was a leader in fostering legal justice and a...

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New-look state tournaments envisioned for Minnesota high school hockey, basketball

Familiar but not the same, Minnesota high school winter sports state tournaments are taking shape, bringing hope to those seeking glory and those starved for a bit of normalcy as well. Among the plans coming into view Tuesday during a Minnesota State High School League virtual meeting of its executive board members: Two-week...

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Red Lake Warriors lose home opener to Nevis 71-52

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors opened their 2020-21 season on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, hosting state-ranked Nevis under strict COVID-19 rules issued by the State of Minnesota recently. These rules included masks were required during games, temperatures of all fans would be taken at the door, bleachers were marked for...

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Red Lake's Junior Varsity loses in a one-half game, 18-14

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors opened their 2020-21 season on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, hosting state-ranked Nevis under strict COVID-19 rules issued by the State of Minnesota recently. These rules included masks were required during games, temperatures of all fans would be taken at the door, bleachers were marked for...

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MyPillow CEO shrugs off distancing by retailers, presses election-fraud claim

As many business leaders separated from President Donald Trump following the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the chief executive of Minnesota-based MyPillow Inc. leaned in. On Tuesday, with key retailers dropping MyPillow products, CEO Mike Lindell continued to promote debunked claims that election fraud cost Trump a second term...

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Canada in touch with Biden admin about disputed oil pipeline

TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that his officials have already made the case to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration for a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office. Trudeau said that over the last several days, including Tuesday,...

ICYMI: Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on "day one" in office

Washington Post energy and environment reporter Dino Grandoni reported that one of the president-elect’s first acts in office will be to cancel a key permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a project similar to Line 3. This is widely considered a victory for the climate and environmental justice. Grandoni writes: Attention is already turning east to another...

Biden marks nation's COVID grief before inauguration pomp

WASHINGTON — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the awful news that the U.S. death toll had surpassed 400,000 in the worst public...

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McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was "fed lies" and the president and others "provoked" those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden's election. Ahead of Trump's historic second impeachment trial,...

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Stunning 'Field Of Flags' Lights Up In National Mall Ahead Of Biden Inauguration

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, which will take place amid a devastating pandemic and war zone-like security levels, will look strikingly different from anything the nation has seen before. Close to 200,000 flags stand in the National Mall ahead of Wednesday's event in Washington, D.C. The display is intended to...

Tribes slam GOP lawmaker for trying to derail Haaland nomination

Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., who sits on the House’s subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, has been asking fellow lawmakers to join him in urging Biden’s transition team to withdraw Haaland’s nomination. In a draft of a letter obtained by NBC News, Stauber cites Haaland’s support for the Green New Deal and opposition to oil and gas drilling on public lands. “Nominating...

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Biden's Plan to Cancel Keystone XL is 'Vindication' for Indian Country

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline permit once he takes office tomorrow, eliciting a chorus of relief from the Indian Country and the tribes have long opposed the project. "We're all in favor of what's going to happen," said John Spotted Tail, chief of staff for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe....

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Schedule for Joe Biden inauguration and first actions in office as president

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The day is here. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. But unlike inaugurations past, in which Indian Country eagerly participated, very few will be able to witness the event in person. The threat of violence following the attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 6 has resulted in...

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REVENUE AUDIT CLERK - Seven Clans Casino – Thief River Falls, MN

** EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING ** REVENUE AUDIT CLERK RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casino – Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: January 19, 2021 CLOSES: Until Filled POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the direct supervision of the General Manager, Accounting Manager is responsible to conduct the daily audit of...

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INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST-ACCOUNTING - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN

** EXTERNAL OPENING ** INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST-ACCOUNTING RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: January 19, 2021 CLOSES: Until Filled POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager is responsible to oversee the shipping and...

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