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Minnesota could initially receive COVID-19 vaccine for 24,000 residents

The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to Minnesota could be enough for only about 24,000 people, but more will be on the way. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota health care workers and long-term care residents have been designated as being the highest priority for getting the shot, leaving state officials with tough...

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New jobless claims in Minnesota spike amid renewed restrictions

Minnesota saw nearly 50,000 new unemployment applications or account reactivations in the last half of November as restaurants and other businesses faced new restrictions because of the surge in COVID-19 cases. The state has not seen such a high volume of new jobless claims since early June when the economy began to emerge from...

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Pandemic weighs on EMS services in Minnesota

Paramedics thought the pandemic would mean emergency crews racing to help patients in respiratory distress. EMS traffic was slow in the spring. But in the fall, the second COVID surge boosted emergency runs and has now pumped up trips between hospitals to create space for those critically ill with COVID-19. "You would sit...

Launch Minnesota Awards nearly $750,000 in Innovation Grants for FY 2021

St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced that it has awarded $746,295 in the first half of fiscal year 2021; this follows the $1.6 million awarded in the first year of funding. Since July, we awarded 28 grants to 23 companies and seven entrepreneurs, of which 14 were target minority, veteran or woman-owned or located...

New Scams, old Scams, there always seems to be a scam.

BEMIDJI, BELTRAMI COUNTY, MN: The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that there seems to be a never ending and growing list of scams that continuously torment all of us. From owing back taxes, to having a warrant for your arrest, or a loved one is in jail and needs bail. A plethora of these scams are out there and unfortunately some of these...

Grants go to mental health providers to support those most in need

Minnesotans who need help coping with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will now have more support services available, thanks to grants from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. DHS has awarded a total of $1.68 million to 11 community agencies across the state for crisis counseling services to help people struggling with stress and anxiety as a result of the...

Minnesota Exports Down 14% in Third Quarter

St. Paul – Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products were valued at $4.8 billion in the third quarter of 2020, falling by 14%, or $803 million, since the third quarter of 2019, according to a report today released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports of goods fell 13% during this period. Reflecting...

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New report finds increase in 2020 overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths increased 31% during the first half of 2020 as compared to the first half of 2019, according to new statewide data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The first half of 2019 (January to June) showed 373 deaths while the first half of 2020 showed 490 deaths. Overdose deaths in 2020 started...

State announces new COVID-19 testing site in Blaine

Today, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced a new COVID-19 testing site in the Victory Links Golf Course Parking Lot at the National Sports Center in Blaine, part of a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Testing at this site will occur Monday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 12. The site will be set up as a drive-thru, with...

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Halloween in Red Lake 2020 - P45

Halloween in Red Lake 2020 Somewhat different, but still a lot of fun for kids and their...

More than $3.5 Million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grants Awarded to Organizations Statewide

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 38 historical and cultural heritage large grants (over $10,000) in 25 counties, totaling $3,578,731 in FY2021. The grants, awarded once each fiscal year, are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Grant applications were recommended for...

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Study Estimates Clean Air Act Has Saved 1.5 Billion Birds

Over the past 40 years, the improved air quality demanded by the United States' Clean Air Act saved the lives of roughly 1.5 billion birds across the country, according to a study published last week in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That whopping total equates to roughly one fifth of all birds...

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Minnesota prep winter sports target three start dates amid COVID-19 concerns

Facing another two weeks of youth sports on hold because of COVID-19, the Minnesota State High School League on Thursday approved a trio of dates for restarting winter sports, including one that would have games starting in the last week of January. The league set possible start dates for team practice of Dec. 21, Jan. 4 and...

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Lady Warriors lose set 3-0 to Kelliher-Northome - P23

The Red Lake Lady Warriors Volleyball Team lost their set 3-0 to Kelliher-Northome on Friday, October 30, 2020. The Junior Varsity also lost their match 2-0. They are scheduled to travel to Cass Lake on November 2nd, Laporte on November 5th and Blackduck on November...

Minnesota health professionals implore Gov. Walz to delay pending Line 3 construction in the face of COVID-19 crisis

ST. PAUL -- Health professionals gathered outside the Minnesota governor’s mansion to urge the Walz administration to stop the pending construction of the Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota. "As frontline healthcare providers my colleagues and I are already struggling under the weight of current cases. We can not endorse any activities that will potentially increase the...

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Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the nationwide mandate he's pushed before to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The move marks a notable shift from President Donald Trump, whose own skepticism of...

Trump Rushes To Lock In Oil Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden's Term

In a last-minute push, the Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final showdown with opponents before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The sale, which is now set for Jan. 6, could cap a bitter, decades-long battle over whether to drill in the coastal...

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Della Renee Prentice

Della Renee Prentice 1953 ~ 2020 (age 67) Della Renee Prentice, age 67, "Minwewewijiwanookwe" which means "Pleasant Sound of Water Flowing Woman" of the Turtle Clan from Redby, MN began her journey to the spirit world on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 from the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, MN. She was born in Red Lake, MN on...

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Richard Melchoir Thomas Jr.

Richard Melchoir Thomas Jr. Akicita Ma'ni (Walking Soldier) April 12, 1947 - November 21, 2020 Richard Melchoir Thomas Jr., 73 of Fort Totten, ND passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Richard was born on April 12, 1947 in Poplar MT to Richard Sr. "Boke" and Winifred "Weenie" (Buck Elk) Thomas. Richard grew up on the...

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Red Lake Tribal ID's available at Red Lake Nation Embassy in Minneapolis on Friday, December 4, 2020

Red Lake Tribal ID's available at Red Lake Nation Embassy in Minneapolis on Friday, December 4, 2020 9 AM - 4:30 PM - If you were recently enrolled at the November 2020 Tribal Council Meeting, please bring other identification w/ when getting your new Tribal ID. - CASH ONLY,...

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TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATOR (Dispatcher) - PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATOR (Dispatcher) PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT Open: December 4, 2020-Untill filled PRIMARY FUNCTION: Receives and prioritizes E911 and non-emergency telephone calls from the public. Dispatches appropriate emergency service agencies such as police, fire and emergency medical units....

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