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POTUS UPDATE - Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

BEMIDJI, MN: On Thursday, September 16, 2020, the US Secret Service expanded its exclusionary zonefor the POTUS visit to Bemidji. In addition to the exclusionary zone expansion announced yesterday,traffic will be restricted to local traffic only on Adams Ave (County Road 11) at 15th St NW (County Road 6) north to US #2. Where...

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Gov. Tim Walz lays out benchmarks for ending COVID-19 emergency in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz for one of the first times Thursday suggested benchmarks for ending Minnesota's peacetime emergency and the business and social restrictions to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Six months after issuing the emergency order, Walz said he is looking for declines in both the positivity rate of COVID-19 diagnostic testing...

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Minnesota launches four-week free COVID-19 testing

Minnesota health officials will begin a four-week push to offer free COVID-19 testing across the state, especially in places with workplace clusters, border towns and undertested areas. In some ways, the plan formalizes the ad hoc testing events that have been offered the past several months during outbreaks at food-processing...

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Two victims of Washington County plane crash are identified

Two of the three occupants of a small plane that crashed Sunday into a deep Mississippi River island quarry have been identified even as the search continues for a third person, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night. Larry Schlichting, 60, of Eagan, and Lucas Knight, 24, of North Mankato, Minn., were killed...

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Minnesota hits end of $300 weekly jobless bonus; jobs recovery sped up last month

Minnesota exhausted its share of funds from a temporary federal program providing a $300 weekly bonus to unemployment payments, officials said Thursday. That will affect most of the 320,000 Minnesotans who continue to collect jobless benefits six months into the pandemic. At the same time, new data released Thursday show...

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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

MUNCIE, Ind. - Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana's coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting...

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Brainerd man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on Red Lake reservation

A Brainerd man pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally killing a 700-pound black bear while trespassing on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Brett James Stimac, 41, entered the plea to misdemeanor wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian land after removing the head of the bear, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the...

Man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on reservation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A man accused of shooting a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota and removing its head pleaded guilty Thursday, although his lawyer alleges that only half of the federal government's story is accurate. Brett Stimac, 41, of Brainerd, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on...

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Beltrami Electric Touchstone Energy® Open Raises $10,455 for United Way of Bemidji Area

Bemidji, Minn. – The 16th Annual Beltrami Electric Touchstone Energy® Open was held August 21 at Castle Highlands Golf Course, and raised $10,455 for the United Way of the Bemidji Area. "Beltrami Electric Touchtone Energy Golf Tournament has been a staple event for the United Way of Bemidji Area. Not only has the...

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Announces Implementation of Distance Learning for BIE-operated Schools on the Navajo Nation

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs (AS-IA) Tara Katuk Sweeney recently announced that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools operating on the Navajo Nation will open for students via distance learning for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. The BIE operates 32 schools within the Navajo Nation and has worked closely with tribal leaders to...

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Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country - and even pushing into Mexico, Canada and Europe. While the dangerous plumes are forcing people inside along the West Coast, residents thousands of miles away in the East are seeing unusually hazy skies and remarkable...

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A Message from the Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club

We realize school is different for the Red Lake District this year. Distance learning has added more responsibilities and challenges for parents/guardians. We want to make your days easier and provide dinner for your kids. Feel free to stop in at the Red Lake and Ponemah Boys and Girls Clubs for a meal Monday-Friday 5-6 PM. We...

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The National Museum of Finland returned Pueblo Tribes' ancestral remains from its collection for reburial in Mesa Verde, Colorado

The ancestors and grave items, which are estimated to date back to the 13th century and were part of the National Museum of Finland's Mesa Verde collection, have been repatriated to the Hopi Tribe, the Pueblo of Acoma, the Pueblo of Zia, and the Pueblo of Zuni, indigenous tribes of the United States, to be reburied on Saturday...

Six Feature and Episodic Fellows Selected for 2020 Sundance Institute Indigenous Intensive

(LOS ANGELES, September 2020) — A new group of six Indigenous storytellers participated last month in the Sundance Institute Indigenous Intensive. Presented by WarnerMedia 150, the Intensive was held digitally on Sundance Co//ab, the Sundance Institute's digital learning platform. The weeklong program focused on launching the development process of the storytellers...

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Choctaw Nation Disaster Preparation Includes Drones

DURANT, Okla. – Week three of National Preparedness Month is "Prepare for Disasters." As part of the Choctaw Nation Office of Emergency Management's preparation, drones can be deployed to provide eyes in the skies during times of need. From the 10½ counties of the Choctaw Nation to the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas,...

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Lynx survive Mercury's final shot, move on to WNBA semifinals with 80-79 victory

She's done it all season long. From the start Crystal Dangerfield has saved her best for last, treating the fourth quarter as hers. Why should Thursday have been any different? Thursday the Lynx outlasted a tenacious Phoenix team 80-79 in a second-round playoff game at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. It was a game of runs,...

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Looking Back to September 2011 - Red Lake Warrior High Football against Kellhier-Northome - P5

Looking Back to September 2011 - Red Lake Warrior High Football against...

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Drugmaker Moderna lays out plans to test COVID-19 vaccine

The biotech company Moderna released a 135-page document Thursday that spells out the details of how it is conducting the late-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine, and how safety and efficacy will be determined. The document suggests that the first analysis of the trial data may not be conducted until late December, and that...

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Northern Minnesota in the spotlight for dueling campaign stops

Dueling presidential visits to northern Minnesota on Friday are setting up a high-stakes battle for support in a region that's shifted toward Republicans in recent elections and redefined Minnesota politics. Former Vice President Joe Biden's first trip to Minnesota as a presidential candidate will find him in Duluth for an...

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Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and blasting efforts to address systemic racism as divisive. The president's comments marking the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the...

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Rep. Peterson named Minnesota Milk Legislator of the Year

ST. PAUL - Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Rep. Collin Peterson as its 2020 Legislator of the Year. As congressman and current House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Peterson has been an agricultural advocate for 30 years serving the Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota. "He really listens to the concerns that...

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Trump parade held at Wilton Liquor Store

WILTON -- Trucks and cars were decked out with Donald Trump signs and flags Thursday night, Sept. 17, to take part in a Trump parade held at Wilton Liquor Store. The event lured a number of folks who were excited to exhibit their support for the president, prior to his historic visit to Bemidji the following day. In attendance...

Gillibrand, Sanders Reintroduce Postal Banking Act to Fund U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON, September 17 – Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a conversation on Facebook Live to announce the Postal Banking Act. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has faced repeated attacks by the Trump administration including denying emergency funding during the pandemic and putting postal workers at risk of losing...

Call for artists for Southeastern Art Show and Market

The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications now through 9 A.M. CDT, Sept. 21 for the 2020 Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and SEASAM Youth. Coinciding with the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival, SEASAM and SEASAM Youth will be going virtual. Artists from any federally recognized Southeastern or Woodland tribes are encouraged to enter the competition in...

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