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In a landmark move, St. John's Abbey releases files on accused of abuse monks

St. John’s Abbey, long the subject of sex abuse allegations, opened up its clergy files to public scrutiny for the first time on Tuesday. The files were immediately labeled incomplete by victims’ advocates. The abbey in Collegeville, Minn., released its personnel files on 18 monks credibly accused of sexually abusing minors as part of a legal settlement reached by a St....

 

Mayo survey finds 30-somethings less optimistic about aging

Matt Vlahos is pretty sure he’ll age better than his parents — what with the kickboxing, the yoga and the pickup hoops that consume the 30-year-old’s lunch hours at Life Time Athletic in downtown Minneapolis. But the big generational difference, as he sees it, is awareness of healthy foods. “Our parents’ generation … uh, well they were raised more on microwave...

 

The American diet: Engage brain before operating mouth

Recently, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O’Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket. “Can I ask you why you’re buying fat-free half-and-half?” I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, or more than milk, less than cream. “Because it’s fat-free?” she responded. “Do you know what they replace the fat...

 

World's best cities prepare for more urban, older populations

Two mega-trends — the rapid urbanization of the world’s population and the aging of that same population — will soon collide. By 2030, more than 1 billion people (one in eight) will be aged 65 or older, and by 2050, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. What’s needed between now and then, according to a new report from McGraw Hill...

 

UN report: Iraqi civilians dying at a 'staggering' rate

BAGHDAD — Iraq witnessed a sharp increase in civilian deaths following the fall of large swaths of territory to the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014. Now despite a string of recent battlefield losses for IS, civilians in Iraq continue to die at a "staggering" rate, according to a new United Nations report. At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245...

 

House DFL offers funding plan for greater Minn. housing, transportation

Minnesota House DFLers announced a $400 million plan aimed at outstate residents on Tuesday, a direct appeal to rural voters who live in areas that are already shaping up to be the defining battleground in the fight for control of the House. The DFL plan, which shares a few similarities with Republican ideas, would spend money on rural broadband and roads, stepped-up oil-train...

 

Tribe recalls rout of KKK

MAXTON — Nearly 100 Lumbee tribal members ignored the cold on Monday to honor the bravery of those who took on the Ku Klux Klan during a rally near Hayes Pond 58 years earlier to the day. “This is a part of who we are,” Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. said during a ceremony at Hayes Pond, near Maxton. “We drove the KKK out of Robeson County and they haven’t came...

 

Hundreds gather in Portland park to protest wildlife refuge occupation

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hundreds of public lands supporters gathered at a Portland park Tuesday afternoon to support the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which is now occupied by an armed group of protesters. The group, led by the Audubon Society of Portland, met in Holladay Park at noon. They chanted, "Birds not bullies!" and condemned the armed group as criminals. "We hope that...

 

The Oregon Militia Is Turning Out To Be Its Very Own Worst Enemy

In what is starting to look like a genius move, the federal government and local law enforcement have mostly kept their distance in the two weeks since an unknown number of out-of-town, rag-tag militiamen stormed the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and vowed to stay until the federal government turned over its land to local ranchers. So far authorities have declined to...

 

Red Lake Nation's portrayal in art focus of new exhibit

Examining the ways the Red Lake Nation has been viewed through art, "Singing Our History: People and Places of the Red Lake Nation" features work by a number of artists including Jerome Liebling, Charles Brill and Patrick Desjarlait, whose painting "Red Lake Fisherman" will be on display. The exhibition is a joint collaboration...

 

ore than 1 in 5 off-reserve aboriginal adults have contemplated suicide, StatsCan says

More than one in five aboriginal adults living off-reserve say they've contemplated suicide at some point in their lives, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday. The prevalence of suicidal thoughts was higher among First Nations people living off-reserve, Métis and Inuit adults than among non-aboriginal adults, with the exception of Métis men, whose tendencies closely mirrored...

 

Crimes against Native American women raise questions about police response

A recent spate of cases involving Native American women from northern Minnesota being murdered or going missing has raised questions about how seriously such disappearances are taken by the police and other authorities. As Duluth, Minnesota, marks trafficking awareness month, local activists say some of the disappearances and deaths are linked to this issue, and argue that the...

 

Haskell announces scholarship money for environmental science, indigenous studies majors

The Richard David Stutzke Foundation has given $50,000 to Haskell Indian Nations University to fund scholarships for students seeking degrees in environmental science or indigenous and American Indian studies, Haskell announced this week. “The concept of interconnectedness between humankind and environment is universally recognized among indigenous people and is the basis...

 

Lawsuit claims Kamehameha Schools' psychiatrist molested 26

HONOLULU (AP) — Twenty-six former students alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that they were repeatedly sexually abused by a now-deceased psychiatrist at a private school for Native Hawaiians. The plaintiffs are suing Kamehameha Schools and the estate of psychiatrist Robert Browne, who they say molested them during therapy sessions between 1958 and 1985. Kamehameha Schools...

 

Lady Warriors win at Walker-Hackensack-Akley 72-43

In basketball action on Tuesday, January 19, the Red Lake Lady Warriors had no problem with Walker-Hackensack-Akley, winning 72-43. The girls JV were also victorious 51-39. The Warriors, however, after answering a 20-10 Nevis start, came back to take the lead at the half 37-33, but couldn't hold on as they were defeated 78-66....

 

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