Primary Election Day is today, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Primary election A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election. 2020 Primary dates Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 11. Vote by mail or in person June 26 through August 10. Register in advance by July 21 to save time on Election Day. What is a primary election? A...

625 new Minnesota COVID-19 cases contribute to weekend surge

Minnesota has reported more than 2,300 infections with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 over the last three days - a level of viral activity that approximates the first peak of the pandemic in the state in late May. The three-day total includes 625 lab-confirmed infections reported Monday by the Minnesota Department...

Minnesota Health officials issue strict new guidance for visits to senior care facilities

Faced with an alarming resurgence of the coronavirus in senior living facilities, state health officials are recommending strict new guidelines around when and how these facilities should further open their doors to outside visitors. The Minnesota Department of Health released detailed guidance Monday for the reopening of...

6 inches of rain, hail the size of baseballs in Twin Cities west metro

Bloomington and other parts of the south and west metro were cleaning up Monday after severe storms overnight toppled large trees and dropped hail as large as baseballs. Most of the storms had subsided by midmorning Monday, with showers continuing in southeastern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. The diminishing...

New Zealand marks 100 days of virus elimination

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease. Life has returned to normal for many people in the South Pacific nation of 5 million, as they attend rugby games at packed stadiums and...

Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shooting

CHICAGO - Hundreds of people descended on downtown Chicago early Monday following a police shooting on the city's South Side, with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said. Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters...

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

HONG KONG - Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semi-autonomous region's free press. Police were seen carting away boxes of what they said was evidence at Lai's pro-democracy Next Digital...

Red Lake Band Road Construction in Red Lake should be completed in August 2020 - P3

One lane access and temporary road closure from Junction of Highway 89 and Highway 1 to Red Lake High School Alternate Route: Walking Shield Road to Heart Lake Road (Signs will be posted) *Hwy. 1 - Pike Creek Project & Bike Path See also: https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2020/06/08/news/red-lake-ba...

FDA won't 'cut corners' to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, commissioner says

(CNN) - Safety will not be compromised for a Covid-19 vaccine, the US Food and Drug Administration commissioner said Monday. Dr. Stephen Hahn made the declaration in a video briefing with the American Medical Association. More than 5 million Americans have been infected with coronavirus, and more than 163,000 have died,...

A MESSAGE FROM RED LAKE TRADING POST

Dear Community Members, Thank you for your patronage of the Red Lake Trading Post. Trading Post. Store hours will change this week Monday thru Saturday from 7 AM to 9 PM and Sunday from 8 AM to 7 PM. As we learn to live with our new normal and ensure practices that keep us all safe, the hours have been expanded. Store hours at...

Poll: 2 in 3 teachers want to start the school year remotely

Dive Brief: • A recent teacher poll shows most K-12 teachers are concerned about returning to the classroom this fall, and two-thirds want to start the school year remotely, NPR reports, noting an additional NPR/Ipsos poll showing 66% of parents want to start the year with distance learning models. • Seventy-seven percent...

Destructive European Chafer Beetle Discovered in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN: The European chafer beetle (Amphimallon majale), an insect that can cause major damage to turf grass, has been found for the first time in Minnesota. A resident of south Minneapolis first noticed large swarms of beetles in their yard at dusk and reported the find to a University of Minnesota Extension entomologist...

Weighing education against increasing COVID-19 risks

Schools across the country are struggling to come up with plans to adequately educate students while also protecting them from the coronavirus. As the first day of class nears, there’s a growing list of K-12 schools that are at least starting with online-only education. But that plan leaves a lot of Native students at a disadvantage since they are statistically less likely...

PHOTOS: Virus Revs Engine As Thousands Of Maskless Bikers Attend SD Rally

Tens of thousands of bikers have descended upon the South Dakota city of Sturgis in recent days for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - virus be damned. Scenes from Sturgis show bikers stuffed into every nook and cranny of the small city. The event, which runs from Aug. 7–16, marked its 80th anniversary this year....

Grand slam turns Twins around

MILWAUKEE – The Twins benefitted from having a stopper and a starter on Monday. They needed a good outing from one of their starters, so Randy Dobnak played the stopper's role with five strong innings. And they needed a position player to start doing something at the plate. That was Eddie Rosario, who blasted his fourth...

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a "shooting" outside the White House that was "under control." "There was an actual shooting...

In Case You Missed It: The Trump Administration is Working to Make Tribal Communities Safer

The prevalence of violence, drugs, and illicit activities disproportionately affects Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Using the tools at his disposal, President Trump is working alongside American Indians and Alaska Natives to change that. Genuine strides are being made to make these communities safer, stronger, and more prosperous. As the assistant secretary for...

Minnesota Natives seek offices at all levels

A packed January county commission meeting in rural northern Minnesota with racial undertones against refugees caught the attention of many locally and others well beyond the state. The controversial topic also caught the attention of Christian Taylor-Johnson, a social justice advocate and college student, and motivated him to seek a seat on the nonpartisan Beltrami County...

Jennifer Jane Jenkins

Jennifer Jane Jenkins September 4, 1978 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 41) Jennifer Jane Jenkins, 41, of Bemidji, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 from her home. She was born on September 4th, 1978 to Susan (Littlewolf) and Louis Jenkins, Sr. in Cass Lake, MN. Jen was the youngest of eight children....

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