April 25, 2024 Edition

Body camera video shows Minnetonka man shooting at deputies several times before dying in firefight

Law enforcement body-worn camera video released Wednesday afternoon shows a man with a high-powered rifle firing several volleys of gunfire at sheriff's deputies last week in a Minnetonka neighborhood before they took cover, returned fire and killed him. The firefight on April 10 left 28-year-old Clint Hoyhtya dead at the home where he lived, one deputy shot and wounded and another injured by shrapnel, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). The deputies were there with a...

U.S. Attorney's Office and the DEA Host Fentanyl Awareness and Prevention Summit

MINNEAPOLIS – The United States Attorney's Office along with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a community conversation focused on fentanyl awareness and prevention. Stakeholders from across the Twin Cities, including healthcare advocates, elected officials, outreach workers, community-based organizations, as well as families who have lost loved ones to fentanyl poisoning, convened today to raise awareness about the fentanyl epidemic. The summit included information on current...

Thousands Attend GigaZone Gaming Championship & TechXpo Team Mingle Master from Bemidji Wins Main Stage Rocket League Tournament

(Bemidji, MN) (April 24, 2024) – An estimated crowd of nearly 4,000 attended the GigaZone Gaming Championship & TechXpo on Saturday, April 20 at the Sanford Center. The event featured free gaming, numerous gaming tournaments, over 25 technology exhibitors, door prizes, and special guest Danielle Feinberg from Pixar Animation Studios. This one-of-a-kind regional gaming event showcases Paul Bunyan Communications' IT and web development team which custom built and integrated much of the online...

Rising threat at the water's edge

Along the Bay of Bengal, where nearly 1.4 billion people live, water has become perilously unpredictable. On the coast of India's Odisha state, repeated floods swallow villages. In Sri Lanka, a scarcity of water is carving cracks where ponds once formed and drying out paddy fields. In the mangrove swamps of the Sundarbans forest that straddles the border between India and Bangladesh, rising seas and cyclones are driving people inland, to congested cities like Kolkata for work. Climate change is...

Rare visit by House speaker to campus escalates tension at Columbia

NEW YORK CITY - House Speaker Mike Johnson and his Republican colleagues were met with boos, laughs and pro-Palestinian chants after parachuting into one center of the roiling protest movement against Israel's war against Hamas: Columbia University in New York City. Johnson and a group of GOP lawmakers landed on campus - where tensions are high between the university administration and students who have erected pro-Palestinian encampments - and demanded that Columbia's president, Nemat...

Innovative jail program to support children of incarcerated parents expands

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) have worked to more than double the number of Minnesota counties offering a program that helps children keep family ties to incarcerated parents. The work to support families continues with county jails in Carlton, Olmsted, Ramsey, Renville, Stearns, and Sherburne County, and is now launching in Brown, McLeod, Nicollet, Todd, Hennepin, St. Louis, Crow Wing and Scott County facilities. The expansion of the Minnesota...

Animal Sentience, AI: Why Subjective Experience is not the Basis of Consciousness

David Stephen

The New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness was recently published. The authors wrote, "the question here is which animals can have subjective experiences. This can include sensory experiences (say, the experience of a particular touch, taste, sight, or smell) as well as experiences that feel good or bad (say, the experience of pleasure, pain, hope, or fear). Subjective experience requires more than the mere ability to detect stimuli. However, it does not require sophisticated capacities...

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

You chamThis past year has been just incredible. For me, I literally ticked off all the policy priorities I've ever had - we got them done. That's a beautiful and powerful thing. Editor's Note: Peggy Flanagan is the Lt. Governor of the State of Minnesota. She is a tribal citizen of the White Earth Nation and is the highest elected Native American state official in the United States. This article was originally published by Minnesota Women's Press. Used with permission. All rights reserved. I...

40 years of Gathering of Nations

One of the largest powwows in the United States, Gathering of Nations, will be coming together again this year on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in Albuquerque, New Mexico for its 40th year. Powwow dancers and spectators will see the tremendous event that brings thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together that uplifts tribal traditions and the powwow way. The powwow also has contest categories with money on the line that often attracts the top Indigenous dancers. But the...

Attorney General Ellison sues used-car dealer for deceptive sales

April 23, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) — Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced that his Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Fridley used-car dealer Midwest Car Search and its owner, Scott Spiczka. The lawsuit alleges that Midwest Car Search: (1) misrepresents that its used cars are certified when they are not; (2) illegally adds expensive vehicle service contracts to consumers’ purchases without their consent; (3) refuses to provide warranties that it is required to provide...

Kingbird scores 2000th career point in Red Lake's 115-89 win over Kelliher-Northome on Friday night - P38

Michael Barrett, RLNN

Red Lake Youth Sports: Ogichidaag get the big win tonight over the Mustang's. Jack Brown led the way with 39 and Gerald Kingbird Jr. finished with 38 points. Kingbird became the 6th Warrior to join the 2,000 point club. Section 8A seeding will be done tomorrow to find out who will come to town on Thursday to begin the tournament. Shoutout to all our fans who packed the house tonight. Red Lake will host Bagley at 7 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 in the first round of the Section 8A boys...

Fertile-Beltrami shuts down Red Lake in Section 8A Championship game 92-67 at the REA in Thief River Falls - P53

Michael Barrett, RLNN

Fertile-Beltrami shuts down Red Lake in Section 8A Championship game 92-67 at the REA in Thief River Falls Fertile-Beltrami advances to represent Section 8A in the State Tournament this week FERTILE-BELTRAMI IMPRESSIVE AS THEY BEAT RED LAKE IN SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP By KROX Radio The Fertile-Beltrami Falcons played an outstanding all-around game to build a big lead to defeat the Red Lake Warriors in the Section 8A Boys Basketball Championship game, 92-67, on Friday at the Ralph Englestad Arena...

Lady Warriors Softball team opens season with loss to Bagley - P8

Michael Barrett, RLNN

The Red Lake Lady Warriors Softball team opened their 2024 season with a loss to Bagley on Monday, April 15,...

Red Lake Warriors Shutout by Lake of the Woods 13-0 on Monday - P3

Michael Barrett, RLNN

The Red Lake Warriors were shutout by Lake of the Woods 13-0 on Monday, April 22, 2024 in Red...

Warriors move on in Section 8A with 96-88 upset win over Win-E-Mac - P32

Michael Barrett, RLNN

Warriors move on in Section 8A with 96-88 upset win over Win-E-Mac Will play Mahnomen/Waubunat 7:45 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls Red Lake Youth Sports: Red Lake Warriors get the big win and advance to the east subsection championship game Wednesday against the Mahnomen/Waubun Thunderbirds at 7:45 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. Shoutout to all the fans who showed up and packed the Ralph. Shoutout to the team, especially our...

Warriors 8A Sub-Section Champions with thrilling 84-79 come-from-behind win over Mahnomen at REA in Thief River Falls - P37

Michael Barrett, RLNN

Red Lake Youth Sports: Your 8A East Subsection Champions, Red Lake Warriors. What a game. Shout-out to the fans for bringing the energy to fuel the epic comeback. And a huge shout-out to our opponent; the Thunderbirds brought their A-game and played their hearts out, leaving it all on the court. See also: Red Lake comes back from 17 down to claim Section 8A East championship https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/prep/red-lake-comes-back-from-17-down-to-claim-section-8a-east-championship Watch...

Red Lake High School Junior & Senior Prom 2024 held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 - P18

Michael Barrett, RLNN

Red Lake High School Junior & Senior Prom 2024 held on Saturday, April 13,...

Red Lake High School Junior & Senior Prom 2024 held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 - P17

Michael Barrett, RLNN

Red Lake High School Junior & Senior Prom 2024 held on Saturday, April 13,...

St. Cloud warehouse lays off hundreds of workers as Publishers Clearing House downsizes

Fulfillment Distribution Center plans to lay off 350 employees in St. Cloud this fall when the plant closes. The center said the Oct. 31 layoffs will come because the center's only customer, Publishers Clearing House, is discontinuing its mail-order commercial business. Publishers Clearing House announced its own layoffs in Jericho, N.Y., late last week, with 156 employees losing their jobs starting in July. New York-based Publishers Clearing House is known for mailing offers promoting...

A global study just revealed the world's biggest known plastic polluters

Every year, companies produce more than 400 million metric tons of plastic. Some of that plastic spills onto waterways or beaches, clogging streams or floating in huge gyres in the ocean. Some of it breaks down into tiny microplastics or nanoplastics that float in the air and enter human lungs, blood and organs. Sometimes it's hard to know which companies are behind all this plastic - but now, scientists have identified some of the largest contributors. A new study published Wednesday in the...

Tennessee passes bill to let teachers carry guns, a year after mass shooting

The Tennessee legislature passed a bill Tuesday that would allow teachers and school staffers to carry concealed handguns in schools, one of the most divisive steps taken by Republican leaders in the year since six people were killed by a shooter at a Nashville school. The House approved the measure as protesters shouted objections, nearly drowning out the proceedings with chants of "Not one more kid!" At least one person was kicked out of the gallery by House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R). The...

Aid to Ukraine seemed dead. Then secretive talks revived it.

House Speaker Mike Johnson had walked into something of an ambush. President Biden had called in the four congressional leaders - Johnson (R-La.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), along with Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) - to the Oval Office in late February ostensibly to talk about heading off a government shutdown. But Biden and the others had devised a plan to pressure Johnson to push through a Ukraine...

Study: Minnesota's sex offender system is 'failed investment'

Minnesota involuntarily commits more people for sex offenses than anywhere else in the nation per capita, but authors of a new report say the more than $100 million-a-year program fails to meaningfully address sexual violence or recognize the humanity of those it locks up. Twenty states civilly commit sex offenders. Among those, Minnesota is "notorious" for the number of people it confines, the duration of their commitment and a low rate of community reintegration, according to the report...

Arizona grand jury indicts 11 Republicans who falsely declared Trump won the state in 2020

PHOENIX - Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Rudy Giuliani are among those indicted in the Arizona election interference case. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below. PHOENIX (AP) - Eleven Republicans who submitted a document to Congress falsely declaring that Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in Arizona in the 2020 presidential election were charged Wednesday with conspiracy, fraud and forgery, marking the fourth state to bring charges against ''fake...

Meadows, Giuliani and other Trump allies charged in Arizona 2020 election probe

PHOENIX - An Arizona grand jury on Wednesday indicted seven attorneys and aides affiliated with Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign as well as 11 Arizona Republicans on felony charges related to their alleged efforts to subvert Joe Biden's 2020 victory in the state, according to an announcement by the state attorney general. Those indicted include former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, John Eastman and Christina Bobb, top campaign...

Minnesota Senate GOP files ethics complaint against Sen. Nicole Mitchell, citing burglary charge

Minnesota lawmakers grappled with the fallout of a state senator's burglary arrest on Wednesday, debating what should be done in response to a case that has cast uncertainty over the end of the legislative session. Democrats in the Senate pulled bills from the floor and canceled a morning rules committee hearing so they could huddle behind closed doors about Sen. Nicole Mitchell, who's been charged with felony first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into her stepmother's home to take some...

Biden Nominates Salish & Kootenai Tribal Attorney Danna Jackson for Federal Bench

WASHINGTON - Danna Jackson, a Kootenai descandant who grew up in Montana on the Flathead Reservation, was nominated by President Joe Biden on Wednesday to become a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Jackson is the fifth Native American President Biden has nominated to the federal bench. Jackson, who has spent much of her legal career focused on Indian law and natural resources, must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. If confirmed, Jackson would be the...

Shirley Mae Beaulieu

Shirley Mae Beaulieu June 22, 1945 - April 22, 2024 Shirley Mae Beaulieu, 78 of Bemidji, MN died Monday, April 22, 2024 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, May 3, 2024 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN. Shirley was born June 22, 1945 in Cass Lake, MN, the daughter of George and Ida (Fairbanks) Beaulieu. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, beading, painting, going to the races and the casino, rolling dice, watching her hummingbirds,...

Terrance "Terry" Lee Larsen

Terrance "Terry" Lee Larsen October 25, 1971 - April 13, 2024 (age 52) Terrance "Terry" Larsen, age 52, of Duluth, Minnesota, was born on October 25, 1971. He began his journey to the spirit world on April 13, 2024. Terry liked being outdoors in nature and riding his motorcycle. Terry was preceded in death by his mom Georgianna (Roy) McKissick, his dad Richard Larsen Sr., and his stepdad Joe McKissick. He leaves behind numerous siblings; and many other relatives and friends. Overnight Wake on...

Wayne Robert Littleghost

Wayne Robert Littleghost March 29, 1993 - April 18, 2024 Wayne Robert Littleghost "Weezy", of St. Michael ND passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. He was 31 years old. The Wake for Wayne will be on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at the St. Michael's Wellness Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a time of prayer and remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday from City Plaza, Devils Lake. The Funeral Service will be...

Sharon Star Rainbow

Sharon Star Rainbow June 12, 1973 - April 21, 2024 Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten ND beginning at 5:00 p.m. The procession will leave from City Plaza on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Rosary and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with burial in St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery. Sharon Star Rainbow, was born on June 12th, 1973 and went to her sacred home in Heaven on Sunday,...

NDN Entrepreneur Training with Asha Vasant

NDN Entrepreneur Training with Asha Vasant 3-Hour Class Every Wednesday for 8...

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