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Lori Lynn Sayers-McGregor

Lori Lynn Sayers-McGregor May 20, 1973 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 46) Lori Lynn Sayers-McGregor, age 46, of Red Lake, Minnesota began her journey on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. She was born the daughter of Mary Mae (Jourdain) and Eugene Joseph Sayers, Jr. on May 20th, 1973 in Red Lake,...

 

House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

WASHINGTON - In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained anew it was all a "hoax," even as fresh...

 

Cancer cases prompt Cottage Grove teachers to demand investigation

When Megan Diediker was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34, the high school geometry teacher wondered whether something in the environment could have played a role. But she eventually let the questions go, she said, to focus on getting better. http://www.startribune.com/cancer-cases-prompt-cottage-g...

 

Gov. Tim Walz proposes record $2 billion public works plan

DFL Gov. Tim Walz unveiled the final phase of a $2 billion state bonding package Wednesday, laying out the details of an ambitious public works plan that Republican lawmakers immediately criticized as bloated and costly. The money would pay for a record number of local projects around the state, from repurposing a monorail...

 

Forecast says 6-12 inches of snow on Twin Cities' doorstep starting Friday

Up to a foot of snow is expected in the Twin Cities starting Friday and continuing into Saturday. Six to 12 inches of snow could fall, with gusty winds leading to blowing/drifting snow, according to Mike Griesinger, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. http://www.startribune.com/for...

 

Minnesota law gives green light to safety surveillance cameras in senior homes

At 2 a.m. on a November morning, Shirley Breitman began to scream for help from the bed of her assisted-living facility in St. Louis Park. Her pained cries were streamed live to the smartphones of Breitman's two adult children - Richard in Minneapolis and Laurie in Los Angeles - through an internet-connected camera placed in...

 

The impeachment is about politics, but not all about politics

The fix is in. The jury is anything but impartial. The verdict is pretty much foreordained. But that isn't what this trial will be about. http://www.startribune.com/the-impeachment-is-about-politics-but-not-all-about-politics/567022042/...

 

Hibbing Community College Women fall to Northland 72-46; Now 6-5 on the season

Hibbing Community College Women fall to Northland 72-46 in Thief River Falls; Now 6-5 on the season 2019-20 Schedule: https://hibbing.edu/athletics/womens-basketball/schedule/ Photographs by Nicole Desjarlait...

 

The Vikings in 2020: Who's back, and who's gone?

A return to the playoffs - and a wild-card win over the Saints - helped the Vikings rebound from a disappointing 2018 season and put themselves among the NFC's final four teams in 2019. Still, change could be in the air for a team facing decisions on a number of 30-something starters while trying to regroup for back-to-back...

 

After Trump's order on refugee resettlement is blocked, agencies, Minnesota counties wait and see

A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday barring enforcement of President Donald Trump's executive order that gave state and local jurisdictions the final decision on whether to accept newly admitted refugees. The effect, at least for now, is that local debates - such as the heated exchanges in...

 

Iran warns Europe as diplomat says officials 'lied' on crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians "were lied to" for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported to show two surface-to-air missiles 20 seconds apart shred the airplane and kill all 176...

 

Minnesota creators of 'Mass Shooter Database' sharing work with politicians, educators, police

Two Minnesota professors who have compiled a comprehensive database of mass shootings in the United States are taking their work to lawmakers, school leaders and law enforcement officials in hopes of preventing future tragedies. Hamline University Prof. Jillian Peterson and Metropolitan State University Prof. James Densley are...

 

6 to 10 inches of snow expected Friday into Saturday in Twin Cities

The Twin Cities could see 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation over 24 hours starting Friday afternoon. KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said we can expect a winter storm to start rolling through the state around noon Friday and linger late into Saturday morning. The timing of the snow could heavily affect school bus routes and...

 

Fargo woman charged after leaving kids with dead body

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A Fargo woman is being charged with child neglect after leaving her children alone inside a home with a dead body. Amber Barrett is facing charges not only for child neglect but also for failing to report the death, according to documents filed Wednesday at Cass County District Court. Fargo...

 

A major winter storm targets Minnesota with heavy snow by Friday

Another blast of cold air spreads across Minnesota Tuesday, then a major snow storm with heavy snow and high winds hits by the end of the week. Additionally, because of breezy conditions on Tuesday, most of the state will feel at least another 10 degrees cooler than the air temperature due to wind chill. Wednesday's snow and Thu...

 

Operation Round Up® helps local programs

Bemidji, Minn. –Thanks to the generosity of Beltrami Electric Cooperative members, the Beltrami Electric Cooperative (BEC) Trust Board for Operation Round Up® met in January and awarded grants to 16 area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $21,390.06. The BEC Trust receives money for grants from the Operation...

 

Federal Court Dismisses Case Allowing Banishment of Tribal Members

In 2018, the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the United States violated federal law by treating reservation lands “as though they were owned by the United States (US) outright, rather than in trust for the Tribe.” The Northern Ute Tribe (Tribe), as they are commonly known by, claimed the US wrongfully...

 

Federal judge blocks Trump order allowing states to refuse to settle refugees

A federal judge in Maryland temporarily blocked an executive order signed by President Trump that would allow state and local governments to refuse to accept refugees. Judge Peter J. Messitte of the Maryland District Court granted a motion from refugee groups to temporarily stay the order while their legal challenge against the president plays out. https://t...

 

Paul Bunyan Communications 5th Annual Pick-it Bowl Challenge Winners

(Bemidji, MN) (January 15, 2020) - Paul Bunyan Communications is excited to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Pick-it Bowl Challenge, a free online contest for participants to pick the winners for the 2019-20 College Bowl games for a chance to win a credit on a Paul Bunyan Communications account. There were 425...

 

Supreme Court affirms Red Lake officer acted within authority

The state’s highest court has affirmed that Red Lake Tribal Police officers have the authority to arrest and expel those being unlawful within the reservation’s boundaries. In an opinion published today by the Minnesota Supreme Court, the decision affirmed that a Red Lake officer acted within his authority when he arrested Randy Thompson in 2017 for driving under the...

 

Peterson Cautiously Optimistic about Phase One China Deal

WASHINGTON (January 15, 2020) – Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement Wednesday after President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the first phase of a trade deal between the two countries. “My district produces everything from dairy, meat and poultry, to feed and pet food, to alfalfa and ethanol....

 

The Real Cost of Smoking by State

Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet. Tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. Even those around tobacco smokers aren’t safe from its harmful effects. Since 1964, smoking-related illnesses have claimed...

 

Minnesota lakes and streams need a low-salt diet

As the snow and ice arrive, so does the recurring battle to manage paved surfaces. Salt – used to de-ice our paved surfaces – is commonly over-applied. We scatter an estimated 445,000 tons of chloride-laden salt in Minnesota each year. More than 70 percent of that mixes with stormwater and ends up in our lakes, rivers, and streams, where it is toxic to fish and other...

 

REMINDER: Grant Money Available to Minnesota Livestock Owners for Prevention of Wolf Attacks

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding livestock producers that new money is available to help prevent wolf attacks. A total of $60,000 will be awarded through the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants. Applications are due January 31, 2020, to the MDA. The grants provide reimbursement for costs of approved practices to prevent...

 

MDA Issues Updated Maps on Groundwater Protection Rule

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued updated maps that will help farmers across the state comply with the Groundwater Protection Rule. The Groundwater Protection Rule will reduce the risk of nitrate from fertilizer impacting groundwater in areas of the state where soils are prone to leaching and where drinking water supplies are threatened....

 

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