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  • Brandon "Bucco Man" Lee Cloud

    Feb 21, 2024

    Brandon "Bucco Man" Lee Cloud March 14, 1975 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 48) Brandon "Bucco man" Lee Cloud, age 48, journeyed to the spirit world on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in Minneapolis, MN. He was born on March 14, 1975, in Minneapolis, the son of Diane Cloud. Brandon was a very comical person with a good sense of humor. He "glowed" when he was around family. He was a very smart man, excelled in school, especially in creative writing and poetry, where he won awards for his work. Brandon...

  • Bradley Allen LaCroix-Cloud

    Feb 20, 2024

    Bradley Allen LaCroix-Cloud November 2, 1970 - February 17, 2024 A full obituary will be published soon. All-night Visitation: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 7:00 P.M. Sisseton Wahpeton Community Center Old Agency Village, South Dakota South Dakota Funeral Service: Thursday, February 22, 2024 11:00 A.M. Sisseton Wahpeton Community Center Old Agency Village, South Dakota Interment: Tribal Traditional Burial Grounds Sisseton, South Dakota...

  • Leonard "Beboy" Charles Losh

    Feb 20, 2024

    Leonard "Beboy" Charles Losh August 21, 1942 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 81) Leonard "Beboy" Charles Losh of Cass Lake, MN, started his journey on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024, from Sandford Medical Center in Bemidji, MN. He was born on August 21, 1942, to Charles and Irene (Johnson) Losh in Bena, MN. He attended school in Bena and Federal Dam, MN. Leonard joined the US Navy after graduating high school and proudly served for 4 years. Later in life he enjoyed dancing, going to the casino,...

  • Minnesota tribal colleges to boost science offerings with $5 million in grants

    Feb 20, 2024

    Two Minnesota tribal colleges recently won millions in grant money from the National Science Foundation to offer more opportunities for Indigenous students to study sciences. Red Lake Nation College and White Earth Tribal and Community College, both two-year schools, will each receive $2.5 million over five years. Officials at Red Lake plan to invest in training students in health and behavioral sciences, while White Earth will create an associate degree in natural sciences covering biology,...

  • Frozen embryos are children, Ala. high court says in unprecedented ruling

    Feb 20, 2024

    The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that frozen embryos are people and someone can be held liable for destroying them, a decision that reproductive rights advocates say could imperil in vitro fertilization (IVF) and affect the hundreds of thousands of patients who depend on treatments like it each year. The first-of-its-kind ruling comes as at least 11 states have broadly defined personhood as beginning at fertilization in their state laws, according to reproductive rights group Pregnancy...

  • Capital One to acquire Discover for $35.3 billion in all-stock deal

    Feb 20, 2024

    Capital One is purchasing Discover Financial Services for $35.3 billion, the banking giant announced Monday - an all-stock deal that brings together two of the country's largest credit card companies. The two financial giants combined would become the biggest credit card lender in the nation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence. Discover, based in Riverwoods, Ill., has a market value of nearly $28 billion, while McLean, Va.-based Capital One is valued at about $52 billion....

  • Biden, Trump campaign efforts in Michigan show a sharp contrast in tone

    Feb 20, 2024

    MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - The Biden-Harris pep rally at a union hall here was thrown together quickly, not wanting Donald Trump's visit to Oakland County the next day to go unchecked. The two events could not have been more different, either in scale or in tone. A small community of Democratic activists came Friday, seeking the jolt of energy they felt their campaign lacked, and their anxiety was palpable, both for the difficulties of winning and the consequences of failure. Then on Saturday, a...

  • Iran, wary of wider war, urges its proxies to avoid provoking U.S.

    Feb 20, 2024

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran, eager to disrupt U.S. and Israeli interests in the Middle East but wary of provoking a direct confrontation, is privately urging Hezbollah and other armed groups to exercise restraint against U.S. forces, according to officials in the region. Israel's brutal war on Hamas in Gaza has stoked conflict between the United States and Iran's proxy forces on multiple fronts. With no cease-fire in sight, Iran could face the most significant test yet of its ability to...

  • Biden administration weighs slowing the shift to electric vehicles

    Feb 20, 2024

    The Environmental Protection Agency is considering relaxing one of its most significant climate change rules - tailpipe emissions limits for cars and trucks - by giving automakers more time to boost sales of electric vehicles, according to two people familiar with the matter. Rather than mandating a rapid increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales in the coming years, the agency could delay these requirements until after 2030, the two people said. The individuals spoke on the condition of...

  • Suspect in shooting of Burnsville officers and medic had violent past, lost right to own guns

    Feb 20, 2024

    The man suspected of fatally shooting two Burnsville police officers and a Fire Department medic had a previous criminal conviction, had been accused of violent outbursts against two women with whom he shared children, and was barred for life from owning firearms. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Monday that Shannon Cortez Gooden, 38, was the suspect in the killing of three emergency responders inside a Burnsville home early Sunday. Authorities say he then took his own life. The...

  • Teachers approve new contract in Anoka-Hennepin school district

    Feb 20, 2024

    Teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district have approved a compensation package that will eat up virtually all of the money the district received from the Legislature last year as part of a $2.2 billion boost for public education. Under a compromise agreement reached through mediation last month, the district's 3,200 teachers would see average pay climb by 5% in the first year of the new two-year contract and 3% in the second year. The deal is retroactive to June 30, when the last contract...

  • Driver accused of being drunk, causing collision on I-694 that killed couple

    Feb 20, 2024

    Officials have identified the driver accused of drunkenly causing a collision in Arden Hills last week that killed two people in one of the other vehicles. Luis Tipantuna, 31, of Minneapolis remains held in the Ramsey County jail in connection with the crash that occurred about 8:45 a.m. Friday on Interstate 694 and killed Karin Leigh O'Connor, 74, and Curtis John O'Connor, 76, a couple from New Brighton, the State Patrol said. Jail records indicate that Tipantuna is being held on suspicion of...

  • What's passed and what's yet to come at the 2024 Minnesota Legislature

    Feb 20, 2024

    Last year's legislative session, with the DFL in control of both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature and the governor's office for the first time in a decade, saw a huge wave of new laws in Minnesota, from abortion protections to banning conversion therapy to legalizing recreational cannabis. Leaders are promising a quieter session this year. Still, the Legislature is expected to tackle a few big topics. Here's a list of the key issues we're tracking and where they are in the legislative process. This page will be updated throughout the...

  • Woman shot and killed in Brooklyn Park apartment complex

    Feb 20, 2024

    A woman was shot and killed Monday afternoon in a Brooklyn Park apartment complex, and police say they have arrested a suspect. Brooklyn Park officers responded a little after 2 p.m. to reports of an active shooter at the Brooks Landing apartments, at 5825 74th Av. N., according to a police news release. The officers went inside and found a woman who was dead with several gunshot wounds, the department said. While searching for a suspect, the officers found a second crime scene on another floor of the building, police said. Brooklyn Park's...

  • Astronomers find what may be the universe's brightest object with a black hole devouring a sun a day

    Feb 20, 2024

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day. The record-breaking quasar shines 500 trillion times brighter than our sun. The black hole powering this distant quasar is more than 17 billion times more immense than our sun, an Australian-led team reported Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy. While the quasar resembles a mere dot in...

  • Minnesota Revenue to reissue 128K tax rebate checks that have gone uncashed

    Feb 20, 2024

    The Minnesota Department of Revenue is making a third attempt to get one-time tax rebate checks to thousands who have not received them or failed to cash the ones they previously got. Replacement checks to recipients who met income guidelines will start going out in the mail next week. They should all be out by the middle of March, the state's tax agency said in a news release on Thursday. Previous rounds of checks were sent by a vendor called Submittable Holdings, Inc. based in Missoula,...

  • More than 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war, Gaza Health Ministry says

    Feb 20, 2024

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Israel's assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory's Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue the offensive until ''total victory'' against Hamas after the militants' Oct. 7 attack on Israeli communities. He and the military have said troops will move soon into the...

  • Scientists increasingly worried that chronic wasting disease could jump from deer to humans

    Feb 20, 2024

    Each fall, millions of hunters across North America make their way into forests and grasslands to hunt deer. Over the winter, people chow down on the venison steaks, sausage, and burgers made from the animals. These hunters, however, are not just on the front lines of an American tradition. Infectious disease researchers say they are also on the front lines of what could be a serious threat to public health: chronic wasting disease. The neurological disease, which is contagious, rapidly...

  • Disrepair and property damage plague Bemidji apartments, leaving tenants feeling unsafe and frustrated

    Feb 20, 2024

    BEMIDJI — Images of an apartment complex with broken windows, unsecured entrances and vandalism, are the last thing that anyone in Bemidji wants to see. But as tenants and housing advocates draw attention to the deteriorating conditions at Pine Ridge and Century Apartments it’s getting harder and harder to look away. The situation at the apartment complexes, one located on Pine Ridge Avenue Northwest and the other on Washington Avenue South — both operated by Tandem Property Management out of Moorhead, Minn. — has been declining for at...

  • Interior Department Announces New Regulations to Increase Clarity and Transparency for Indian Gaming Compact Approval Processes

    Feb 20, 2024

    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a final rule to update the federal regulations regarding Class III Indian gaming compacts. The Indian gaming industry remains one of the most significant drivers of Tribal economic development in Indian Country. The updated regulations provide clearer guidance for Tribes and states to negotiate gaming compacts required by the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act, and a more transparent and orderly processes for Tribes who are seeking the Department’s approval of their compacts with sta...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces $10 million from President's Investing in America Agenda for Tribal Irrigation and Power Projects

    Feb 20, 2024

    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a $10 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to upgrade and modernize Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-owned irrigation projects and power utilities serving Tribal communities. The funding for fiscal year 2024 is part of a five-year, $50 million investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The President’s Investing in America agenda – a key pillar of Bidenomics – is deploying record investments to provide affordable high-speed internet,...

  • Bemidji State University accounting students offering free tax help starting Feb. 21

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    With tax season just around the corner, Bemidji State University prepares to host its annual VITA tax assistance program. Bemidji State University’s Department of Accountancy is set to host its annual tax assistance program beginning Feb. 21. With support from the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the university is prepared to offer free and accessible assistance to eligible tax-filers. The program aims to provide for assistance for taxpayers that make under $60,000 a year, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and those who...

  • California MMIP Summit Convenes Tribal Leaders to Address Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples

    Feb 20, 2024

    For Yurok tribal member Billee Willson, the loss of her mother shaped her life. Her mother, Willson said, adored children. She had six of her own and taught at a Hoopa Valley elementary school. She loved jewelry making and doing beadwork and was exploring basket weaving. She was loved and cared for in her community. In 1972, when Willson was 15 years old, her mother was shot and killed by her ex-husband. The death of her mother left Willson and her siblings without an identity. She described...

  • US Presidents in Their Own Words Concerning American Indians

    Feb 20, 2024

    Editor's Note: This article was previously published in Native News Online on prior Presidents' Days. It was updated to include works concerning American Indians made by the current president of the United States. Today, some tribal offices and federal government offices are closed to commemorate Presidents' Day. American Indians have a different worldview than do non-Indians of the federal government including American presidents. That is not to say, American Indians are anti-American or even...

  • RECAP: National Congress of American Indians opens winter session

    Feb 20, 2024

    Following the State of Indian Nations on Monday, the National Congress of American Indians hosted top U.S. government officials and key lawmakers for its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C. Here's a social media recap from the opening day of the meeting on Tuesday, held at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown, hotel. Opening honor song by Lance Fisher (Northern Cheyenne) and Giovanna Gross (Oglala Lakota) as @NCAI1944 opens executive council winter session in Washington DC....

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