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  • Janice Lynn Fairbanks

    Jan 9, 2024

    Janice Lynn Fairbanks January 9, 1974 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 49) Janice Lynn Fairbanks, age 49, of Bemidji, Minnesota, began her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, January 4, 2023 at her residence. Janice was born on January 9, 1974 to Roy Beaulieu and Barbara Fairbanks. She graduated from the Bug School in 1993 and worked at Sportsman Pizzeria and as a Personal Care Assistant. She worked at the Fairbanks Café in Red Lake for three years. The last few years she worked at Cedar Lakes...

  • RikkiLyn Koppang

    Jan 9, 2024

    RikkiLyn Koppang September 4, 1969 - January 3, 2024 RikkiLyn Koppang, age 54, of Mahnomen, MN, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at her home. RikkiLyn Marie Lund was born on September 4, 1969, in St. Paul, MN, to Harry and Denise (LaDoux) Lund. Rikki attended school in St. Paul before transferring to Fargo South High School, Fargo, ND, where she proudly graduated with the class of 1987. Following graduation, she kept busy working in housekeeping and other occupations. Fate intervened when...

  • Newly sworn Minneapolis City Council takes on Israel-Hamas war

    Jan 9, 2024

    At its first meeting under new leadership, the Minneapolis City Council Monday dove headlong into one of the most polarizing topics of the day: the bloody Israel-Hamas war. In their first meeting after being sworn in for two-year terms, council members voted to discuss a symbolic resolution on the conflict - amid chants from a crowd of people critical of Israel's continued bombardment of the Gaza strip following Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel. The council did not vote to take a formal position....

  • From one to all

    Jan 9, 2024

    When St. Paul's new City Council is sworn in on Tuesday, all of its seats will be filled by women for the first time in the city's 170-year history. Some say that St. Paul may well be the largest American city to ever elect an all-female council or legislative body. "I think we've been writing this story for a while," Hwa Jeong Kim said after winning election to the council in November. "To place yourself in the middle of this timeline, it feels very historic." Like her six colleagues, Kim has...

  • Using ankle monitor data, Feds nab man accused in armed robberies of Twin Cities mail carriers

    Jan 9, 2024

    Federal charges have been filed in a pair of back-to-back armed robberies of Twin Cities letter carriers late last year, twin harrowing encounters that were the focus of a weekend rally in downtown Minneapolis. Prosecutors last week charged Rubin David Adams, 26, of St. Paul, with robbing two mail carriers in November less than 24 hours apart in Edina and Brooklyn Center. He is also awaiting trial in Georgia on identity theft and fraud charges. The two armed robberies received heightened...

  • 3M freezing pensions for nonunion employees in 2028

    Jan 9, 2024

    3M is freezing pension plans for nonunion U.S. employees at the end of 2028, the latest cost-cutting move for the Maplewood-based company. The change, announced Monday, applies to 3M employees and those at the health care company it is spinning off this year. 3M started moving toward 401(k) retirement plans in 2009 when it cut off access to the U.S. pension plan for new hires and rehires. The company said it has fewer than 9,000 active participants in the pension plan. https:...

  • Getaway driver sentenced to about a decade in prison in fatal north Minneapolis shooting of 15-year-old

    Jan 9, 2024

    A Brooklyn Park man will spend about a decade behind bars for his role in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old in north Minneapolis last year. Shawn K. Goodloe, 19, appeared in Hennepin County District Court on Monday for sentencing in front of his family and the family of victim Dwayne Scott Dzubay-Percy, a freshman at Patrick Henry High School and member of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Dzubay-Percy's loved ones wore baby blue T-shirts with images of the teen and his nickname "Dweezy" displayed across the chest. Meanwhile, the accused...

  • Man crossing against red light at St. Paul intersection is hit by pickup and killed

    Jan 9, 2024

    A pedestrian crossing against a red light at a St. Paul intersection was hit Monday morning by a pickup truck driver and killed, officials said. The incident occurred about 7:30 a.m. at W. 7th Street and W. Maynard Drive, police said. The pickup was heading east on W. 7th just east of S. Davern Street when it struck the pedestrian, according to police. https://www.startribune.com/man-crossing-against-red-light-at-st-paul-intersection-is-hit-by-pickup-and-killed/600333225/...

  • Long sentence for man who broke into St. Paul home, fatally shot dog and stole $7,600 in silver bars

    Jan 9, 2024

    A man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for two shootings hundreds of miles apart, one of them occurring when he broke into a St. Paul home, fatally shot a man's dog and stole thousands of dollars worth of silver bars. Ladarius J. Snipes, 27, of Cleveland, Miss., was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in St. Paul after pleading guilty to various firearms-related felonies in connection with the illegal purchase of a gun, the St. Paul break-in and an attempted armed robbery of a restaurant in his home state. Prosecutors...

  • Israeli strike kills an elite Hezbollah commander in the latest escalation linked to the war in Gaza

    Jan 9, 2024

    BEIRUT - An Israeli airstrike killed an elite Hezbollah commander Monday in southern Lebanon, the latest in an escalating exchange of strikes across the border that have raised fears of another Mideast war even as the fighting in Gaza exacts a mounting toll on civilians. The strike on an SUV killed a commander in a secretive Hezbollah unit that operates along the border, according to a Lebanese security official who spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with regulations. The commander,...

  • Pope Francis calls for a universal ban on surrogacy. He says it exploits mother and child

    Jan 9, 2024

    ROME — Pope Francis called Monday for a universal ban on what he called the ''despicable'' practice of surrogate motherhood, as he included the ''commercialization'' of pregnancy in an annual speech listing threats to global peace and human dignity. In a foreign policy address to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, Francis lamented that 2024 had dawned at a time in which peace is ''increasingly threatened, weakened and in some part lost.'' Citing Russia's war in Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, the issue of migration, climate crises and...

  • Biden condemns white supremacy in a campaign speech at a church where Black people were killed

    Jan 9, 2024

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Courting Black voters he needs to win reelection, President Joe Biden on Monday denounced the ''poison'' of white supremacy in America, declaring at the site of a deadly racist church shooting in South Carolina that such ideology has no place in America, ''not today, tomorrow or ever.'' Biden spoke from the pulpit of Mother Emanuel AME Church, where in 2015 nine Black parishioners were shot to death by the white stranger they had invited to join their Bible study. The...

  • Winter load increases begin Jan. 11 in North seasonal load limit zone

    Jan 9, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin winter load increases on unrestricted highways in the North seasonal load limit zone at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. Seasonal load limit zones and restricted routes can be found on the MnDOT load limits map. Start and end dates and other load limit information are shown at mndot.gov/loadlimits. Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during the winter load increase period. However, trucks...

  • St. Paul Man Charged for Armed Robbery of Postal Employees

    Jan 9, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A St. Paul man has been charged in a federal criminal complaint for armed robbery of postal employees on two separate occasions, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on November 18, 2023, Rubin David Adams, 26, approached a USPS letter carrier in Edina, pointed a handgun at them, and demanded the “mailbox key,” which the victim did not have. Instead, the victim handed over two sets of USPS vehicle keys. The following day, Adams approached another USPS letter carrier in Brooklyn Center. Adams...

  • Inmate Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy Inside Stillwater Prison

    Jan 9, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – An inmate has pleaded guilty to conspiring with a corrections officer to distribute methamphetamine inside the Stillwater prison, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, Axel Rene Kramer, 36, an inmate who is currently serving a 288-month sentence for second degree murder, conspired with Faith Rose Gratz, 26, a former Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)-Stillwater corrections officer, to distribute methamphetamine within MCF – Stillwater, Minnesota’s largest high security prison...

  • Attorney General Ellison sues large dairy farm for millions in wage theft

    Jan 9, 2024

    January 8, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Today, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit in Stearns County District Court against Evergreen Acres Dairy, Evergreen Estates, Morgan Feedlots, and the dairy operations’ owners Keith Schaefer and Megan Hill (collectively “Evergreen”). Attorney General Ellison alleges Evergreen has systematically deprived its vulnerable, low-wage dairy employees of millions of dollars in wages they earned by shaving both regular and overtime hours from workers’ paychecks, not paying wages owed at the b...

  • Minnesota's climate-deception lawsuit to finally proceed in state court after SCOTUS denies review of lower-court ruling

    Jan 9, 2024

    January 8, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the State of Minnesota’s lawsuit against major actors in the fossil-fuel industry may proceed in state court. Without comment, the Court denied the petition of defendants ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute, and three Koch Industries entities to review lower-court decisions that remanded the case to state court. The order indicates that Justice Kavanaugh would have accepted the petition. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison first sued defendants in June...

  • Two in five Minnesota homes have high radon levels posing cancer risks

    Jan 9, 2024

    More than 40% of Minnesota homes have dangerously high radon levels. That concerns health officials, because radon — an odorless, colorless radioactive gas — is the leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. Together with public health organizations across the country, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the American Cancer Society, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and the American Lung Association urge homeowners and renters alike to test their home for radon in January, during National Radon Action Month. “The...

  • Lily Gladstone (Blackfeet/Nimíipuu) Wins Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Golden Globes Award

    Jan 9, 2024

    History was made on Sunday night when Lily Gladstone (Blackfeet and Nimíipuu) became the first Indigenous person to win a Golden Globe. She won the award for her portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon. During her acceptance speech, the 37-year-old actress spoke in Blackfeet, then said in English, "I love everyone in this room right now, thank you. I don't have words. I just spoke a bit of Blackfeet language, the beautiful community nation that raised me, that encouraged me...

  • South Dakota City Asks Oglala Sioux Tribe to Waive Sovereign Immunity to Fulfill Records Request

    Jan 9, 2024

    The City of Martin, S.D., wants the Oglala Sioux Tribe to either waive its sovereign immunity or pay an unknown amount of attorneys and administrative fees upfront to receive public records related to the city's new redistricting map. A statement from the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) says the city's action is an attempt to intimidate the Tribe into withdrawing its request for documents that could shine light on any new Voting Rights Act violations that could prevent Native Americans from...

  • Indian Country celebrates historic day for Native film

    Jan 9, 2024

    Indigenous people continued this week to celebrate Lily Gladstone's historic win Sunday. While she received a standing ovation at the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday night, a room of Osage elders, young men and women, and Two-Spirit people gave a standing ovation at a Golden Globes watch party held at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "With excitement and gratitude, we congratulate Lily Gladstone on her historic Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – drama," the Osage Nation...

  • Army Private First Class Reina June Strong Honored by O'bahsheeng Three Star Warrior Society at Oshkiimaajitahdah Event Center - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 9, 2024

    A dinner and honoring of Army Private First Class Reina June Strong was held at the Oshkiimaajitahdah Event Center on Thursday, December 28, 2023 by the O'bahsheeng Three Star Warrior Society, a veteran's organization and honor guard serving the Red Lake Nation. which included presenting her with an eagle feather to help her through her new journey and challenges. Reina is stationed at Fort Novosel in Alabama, where she is training to become an Aviation Operation Specialist. According to their w...

  • Red Lake Elderly Nutrition Christmas Party held at Seven Clans Casino Event Center - P11

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 9, 2024

    The Red Lake Elderly Nutrition Christmas Party was held at Seven Clans Casino Event Center on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event, which attracted a packed house of Red Lake Nation Elders, featured gifts to the elders, a limited amount of candy bags, a walleye and buffalo dinner, and live entertainment by Elvis entertainer Travis LeDoyt. Some photographs by Mary Omen and Vickey Fineday....

  • Nevis' Offense and Defense too much for Lady Warriors in 72-20 loss at home - P13

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 9, 2024

    Nevis' Offense and Defense too much for Lady Warriors in 72-20 loss at home on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Red Lake's Junior Varsity also take a loss 39-13 in the early game. The Lady Warriors won't see action again until January 11, 2024 when they host Pine River, travel to FDL on January 13th and travel to Mahnomen on January 15th. Red Lake Lady Warriors Basketball 2023-2024 Schedule: https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2023/12/11/sports/red-lake-lady-warriors-basketbal...

  • Cookies with Corrections Youth Walk-Thru Event held on Thursday, December 14, 2023 - P16

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 9, 2024

    The "Cookies with Corrections" Youth Walk-Thru Event was held on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Red Lake Community Center....

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