Cities across Minnesota prep for worst as spring, snowmelt add to flood threat

Schyler Martin stood on a frozen Mississippi River a couple of weeks ago, angling for some fish. But on Tuesday, he was leading the Prairie Island Indian Community in its fight to hold back the water. “We don’t know what to expect,” Martin, the community’s emergency management coordinator, told about 100...

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk. In Mozambique, the rapidly...

Britain could run short on water by 2050, official warns

LONDON – To the casual observer, Britain - an island nation that's no stranger to rain - could not get much wetter. But, as it turns out, that's a fallacy. And if preventive steps are not taken, in less than three decades, Britain might run out of water, the chief...

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year. But that's not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and fuel barrels away from...

BP: Bemidji City Council passes Tobacco 21 ordinance

BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council is now the 24th local government unit in Minnesota to raise the tobacco buying age from 18 to 21. In a 5-1 vote Monday night, the council approved an ordinance change in the works since January. With the passage, officials said the change will be effective late next month....

Enbridge Energy's record-breaking lobbying spend confirms widespread opposition in MN for Line 3

Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy set a record in 2018 by spending more on lobbying in Minnesota than any other organization has since the state started keeping records in 2007. A new state report says Enbridge spent $11.1 million in 2018 to promote its massive Line 3 tar sands pipeline project in Northern...

Governor Walz, Rural Finance Authority Clear Way for Disaster Loans

St. Paul, MN: The Rural Finance Authority Board today issued a Disaster Declaration for the State of Minnesota which now makes low interest loans available for Minnesota farmers whose operations suffered barn collapses or other damage due to the record winter snowfall. Governor Walz signed a bill yesterday allowing...

Stateline: Indian Child Welfare Act likely headed to Supreme Court

A case before a federal appeals court could upend an historic adoption law meant to combat centuries of brutal discrimination against American Indians and keep their children with families and tribal communities. For the first time, a few states have sued to overturn the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, which...

For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'

(THE CONVERSATION) Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the U.S.-Mexico border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to build his border wall. The traditional homelands of 36 federally recognized tribes – including the...

Flood preparations begin on Prairie Island

Flood preparations were underway this week on Prairie Island where officials are closely monitoring rising river levels. Dozens of volunteers were filling and stacking sandbags Tuesday, March 19, with more sandbagging events planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Prairie Island Police Chief Jon Priem said work also...

Meet the 2019 Bush Fellows

Introducing the 2019 Bush Fellows, 24 visionary leaders who are thinking big about how to invest in their leadership to creatively solve problems in their communities. The 24 Fellows hail from communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native...

Minneota defeats Red Lake 66-46 in first 1A quarterfinal - P5

It took some improvisation, but Minneota was finally able to pull away from Red Lake in the Class 1A quarterfinals Thursday at Maturi Pavilion. After falling behind by 10 points early in the first half, the Vikings made adjustments and rallied for a 66-46 victory over...

Minneota defeats Red Lake 66-46 in first 1A quarterfinal - P6

It took some improvisation, but Minneota was finally able to pull away from Red Lake in the Class 1A quarterfinals Thursday at Maturi Pavilion. After falling behind by 10 points early in the first half, the Vikings made adjustments and rallied for a 66-46 victory over...

Red Lake Warriors season ends as Cass Lake wins Section 8A East Championship 84-41 - P6

From KKCQ Radio Fosston 8A East Championship – #1 Cass Lake Bena 84 vs. #3 Red Lake 41 The Cass Lake-Bena Panthers never trailed as they advanced to the Section 8A Championship game. The Panthers closed the first half on a 32-4 run and took a 41-12 lead into...

Red Lake Lady Warriors overwhelm Stephen-Argyle Storm 74-59 in Section 8A Championship - P8

From KKCQ Radio: 8A Section Championship – #1 Red Lake 74 vs. #1 Stephen Argyle 59 The Red Lake Warriors took a 3-0 lead five seconds into the game and never looked back as they are headed to the State Tournament for the second time in three years. Gerika Kingbird...

Red Lake Warriors eliminate Blackduck 62-54 in first round of Boys 8A East Sub-Section Tournament - P9

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Warriors hosted their first round of the Boys 8A East Sub-Section Tournament on Thursday, March 7, 2019, playing against the Blackduck Drakes. Although Red Lake had defeated Blackduck twice during the regular season, the Drakes played well and...

Lady Warriors advance to 8A Section Championship, beating Fosston 58-47 - P11

From KKCQ Radio in Fosston 8A East Championship – #2 Fosston 47 vs. #1 Red Lake 58 The Red Lake Warriors jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never trailed enroute to the win over Fosston. The victory puts the Lady Warriors into the Section 8A championmship game on Friday,...

Lady Warriors advance with 75-34 win over Kelliher-Northome in 8A East - P12

FROM KKCQ SPORTS 8A East Semifinal – #5 Kelliher Northome 34 at #1 Red Lake 75 The top seeded Red Lake Warriors ended the first half on a 20-3 run enroute to their win over Kelliher/Northome. It was the third win for the Warriors over the Mustangs this season....

Lady Warriors advance in Section 8A with win over Blackduck 78-62 - P13

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted their first game of Section 8A East on Thursday, February 28, 2019 against the Blackduck Lady Drakes. Tip off was at 7 PM with Red Lake scoring first and never giving up the lead throughout the game. At the half Red Lake led...

Red Lake Warriors take down Walker-Hackensack-Akley 73-56 - P17

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Warriors hosted Walker-Hackensack-Akley on Friday, February 22, 2019, taking a 30-21 half-time lead and going on for the win, 73-56. Delwyn Holthusenn III led the Warriors with 28 points, Riley Chaboyea added 12 and Mark Kingbird Jr. put in 11....

Lady Warriors now 17-5 on season after 67-34 win over Blackduck - P20

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Lady Warriors played their last home game of the season on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, beating Blackduck 67-34. Angel McClain led all scorers with 18 points, Auhumn Holthusen added 14, Gerika Kingbird hit for 13 and Kelanna McClain had 11. Zoey...

Gov. Tim Walz takes his gas tax push on the road to Anoka

Gov. Tim Walz traveled to a hazardous railroad crossing in Anoka on Tuesday to push for his transportation package, which includes a 20-cent-a-gallon increase in the gas tax to fix and improve Minnesota roads and bridges. "The issue for Anoka is this one, but every...

Nathan Frank Yellowhammer

Nathan Frank Yellowhammer October 26, 1965 - March 15, 2019 Nathan F. Yellowhammer, 53 of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019. Funeral Services for Nathan will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bdecan Church in Woodlake, ND,...

Ronald Lee Lussier

Ronald Lee Lussier November 18, 1964 ~ March 14, 2019 (age 54) Ronald Lee "Migizi" Lussier left to begin his journey home on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, surrounded by family. He began his life on this earth on November 18,...

30 Times More People Receive Care in Their Own Homes than in Nursing Homes!

While there are 1.4 million people being cared for in nursing homes today, according to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, there are 43.5 MILLION people being cared for by caregivers in their own homes. That’s a multiple of 30 times more people receiving care at home than in nursing homes. How can that...

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