Seven Clans Casino-Warroad opens on time; Thief River Casino opened 10 hours late

At about 8 AM on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the message on Facebook read: Our Warroad location is now OPEN!! However, our Thief River Falls location is still experiencing technical difficulties. Please stay tuned for an update on that location. Another message read: Our...

Minneapolis police station on fire as Twin Cities protests grow

The Twin Cities continued to convulse Thursday in the wake of the Memorial Day death of George Floyd while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer, another chaotic chapter in America's - and Minnesota's - long reckoning with the killing of unarmed black men by...

'Flash looting' spreads to St. Paul; squad cars pelted with rocks, bricks

Unrest spilled into St. Paul's Midway district Thursday as looters ambushed stores and pelted police cars with rocks, bricks and liquor bottles, a violent outgrowth of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. Officers responded to the Target store on University Avenue...

George Floyd's death returns spotlight to Sen. Amy Klobuchar prosecutor past

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody this week has renewed concerns about Sen. Amy Klobuchar's time as a Hennepin County prosecutor as she is being vetted as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The selection of...

Protests and unrest continues across Twin Cities following death of George Floyd

Frenetic, racially charged protests erupted once again across the Twin Cities on Thursday over the death of George Floyd, marking the third day and night of sustained rage directed at Minneapolis police and politicians. Late Thursday, Minneapolis police' Third Precinct...

Protests could exacerbate COVID-19 spread in Minnesota

Health officials warned Thursday that mass protests over police brutality could exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and trigger a surge in an outbreak that has had a disproportionate impact on minorities. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said it is...

Long Prairie Packing latest Minnesota meatpacking plant to have COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak at yet another Minnesota meat plant, Long Prairie Packing, sparked a more than sixfold increase in COVID-19 cases in Todd County over the past two weeks. The county's case count stood at 296 Thursday, including 227 workers at the beef-processing plant in...

Manhunts after hundreds flee quarantine in Zimbabwe, Malawi

BLANTYRE, Malawi - Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed. In Malawi, more...

Looting and flames erupt in Minneapolis amid growing protests over George Floyd's death

Anger over the death of George Floyd under a police officer's knee spilled into the streets of Minneapolis for a second night Wednesday, intensifying well beyond Tuesday night's unrest with a shooting death, widespread looting and a fire that shrouded the Lake Street...

Minnesota Governor Activates National Guard Amid Protests Over George Floyd's Death

Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard to help restore peace following days of furor over a video showing a white police officer holding his knee on the neck of a black man who died. Local leaders urged Walz to...

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready? Top health officials say the end of this year would be a best case scenario. But scientists have never created a vaccine so quickly, and there's no guarantee any under development will ultimately work. Worldwide, testing recently...

How a South Dakota Native American Reservation Successfully Snuffed Out Coronavirus on Its Own Terms

The deadly coronavirus wasted no time laying siege to Native Americans as it disproportionately affected minorities across the country. The poor and disadvantaged suffer significantly more COVID-19 cases than white people. And Native Americans - many of whom have...

Looking Back to 2012 - Red Lake Girls Softball Vs. Laporte - P10

Looking Back to 2012 - Red Lake Girls Softball Vs....

Target closes 24 Twin Cities stores until further notice

Target has closed its 24 Twin Cities metro stores until further notice as rioting and looting following protests of George Floyd's death hit several of its stores. The Lake Street Target, which was nearly destroyed in overnight looting, is among the Minneapolis...

PINKY SWEAR FOUNDATION AND HY-VEE TO HOST VIRTUAL KIDS TRIATHLON TO RAISE MONEY FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

EDINA, MINN – MAY 28, 2020 – Pinky Swear Foundation is collaborating with long-time partner Hy-Vee, Inc. to host its first-ever, virtual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon event on a national scale to help kids battling cancer and their families. Participants of all ages and abilities will be invited to...

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Announced with fanfare, the...

Youth Care Provider(s) - Children's Healing Center

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE: Youth Care Provider(s) DEPARTMENT: Children's Healing Center REPORTS TO: Children's Healing Center Manager DURATION: Full-Time, All shifts available OPEN: May 27, 2020-Until Filled PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Children's Healing Center provides and...

Attendance Secretary - Red Lake Schools #38

POSTED: 05/28/20 – 06/09/20 Position Description: Attendance Secretary Supervisor: Principal Bargaining Group: Minnesota School Employees' Association Terms: 9 month employee Position Overview: To provide secretarial and clerical assistance, including principal and...

Peterson Opinion: Regional Restrictions Would Ease Unequal Hardships

While Minnesotans across the state have felt the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, our students, small businesses, hospitals, long-term care facilities and others have carried much of the weight of this pandemic. We all feel a responsibility to keep our vulnerable populations safe and we think about how our local...

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