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Articles from the January 20, 2022 edition

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  • Minnesota sues two companies over suspect COVID-19 testing

    Jan 20, 2022

    Two companies that collected nasal swabs but allegedly failed to provide timely or accurate COVID-19 test results are being sued by the state of Minnesota. State Attorney General Keith Ellison said the Illinois-based companies Center for COVID Control and Doctors Clinical Laboratory took advantage of Minnesotans' urgency to seek COVID-19 tests during the latest pandemic wave and rise of the omicron variant. "I'm holding these companies accountable that sent back false or inaccurate results,...

  • On their first day, vaccine mandates for Minneapolis and St. Paul restaurants met with grim resolve, temporary closures

    Jan 20, 2022

    On the first day Minneapolis required restaurateurs to check that dine-in customers are vaccinated, Frank Gambino had all the tables and chairs stacked in his four Andrea Pizza restaurants. For now, it's takeout and delivery only. After the pandemic devastated the downtown lunch business and cut his revenue by two-thirds, Gambino could barely staff his kitchen and had no money to hire someone to check vaccination cards at the door, he said. "We're already getting killed," Gambino said. "As much...

  • Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

    Jan 20, 2022

    WASHINGTON - Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, coming at the tumultuous close to his first year in office. Despite a day of piercing debate and speeches that often carried echoes of an earlier era when...

  • Biden says nation weary from COVID but rising with him in WH

    Jan 20, 2022

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that the pandemic has left Americans exhausted and demoralized but insisted at a news conference marking his first year in office that he has "outperformed" expectations in dealing with it. Facing sagging poll numbers and a stalled legislative agenda, Biden conceded he would likely have to pare back his "build back better" recovery package and instead settle for "big chunks" of his signature economic plan. He promised to further attack...

  • The elephant in the Vikings interview rooms wears No. 8

    Jan 20, 2022

    Virtual interviews for the Vikings' general manager position are continuing this week. There is an elephant in those Zooms, a conundrum that hovers over the organization and cannot be pushed aside to a later date. It might not be the first question posed to candidates, but somewhere in the first half-hour of those conversations between the search committee and GM hopefuls, the topic must be broached. The Kirk Cousins Conundrum.

  • Unions representing 3,500 Hennepin County workers file intent to strike in 10 days

    Jan 20, 2022

    Social service and clerical workers could go on strike in as soon as 10 days unless Hennepin County and union leaders reach an agreement before then. Represented by two bargaining units of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), workers filed their intent to strike on Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Reformer. Leaders of AFSCME Local 34 and Local 2822 are asking for 5% annual increases over the next three years, a $200 monthly stipend for home office...

  • Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

    Jan 20, 2022

    WASHINGTON - In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Trump's lawyers had hoped to prolong the court fight and keep the documents on hold. Following the high court's action, there is no legal impediment...

  • Hundreds of Minnesotans take advantage of state's tuition-free nursing assistant training

    Jan 20, 2022

    Hundreds of Minnesotans are answering a call from state leaders to become certified nursing assistants and help alleviate staffing shortages in long-term care facilities and veterans' homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Gov. Tim Walz announced in December a goal of recruiting and deploying 1,000 new nursing assistants by the end of January, more than 500 Minnesotans have enrolled in state training programs; 435 are training at schools in the Minnesota State college system and 76 are being...

  • Once upon an Ojibwe story time in Duluth

    Jan 20, 2022

    Stop me if you've heard this story before. This is the story of how the porcupine got its quills. Or maybe it's a book about puppies at a summer powwow. Maybe we'll learn how to draw maple sugar from the trees. Or read the adventures of a little girl named Mai, walking around Lake Superior with her family to try to protect its waters from pollution. This is Ojibwe Story Time. Every Wednesday, children gather around storyteller and museum assistant Abby Johnson in the Depot, an old train...

  • UnitedHealthcare partners with Walmart on free at-home COVID tests

    Jan 20, 2022

    UnitedHealthcare has agreements with Walmart and a growing list of retailers to make available free at-home COVID-19 tests when subscribers present their ID cards at pharmacy counters. The benefit is available to more than 26 million people with UnitedHealthcare commercial insurance, a group that primarily consists of those covered by employer-sponsored health plans. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealthcare, which is the nation's largest health insurer, has seen in recent weeks a 10% decline in...

  • Minnesota House DFL proposes spending $1B of surplus on climate plan

    Jan 20, 2022

    ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Democrats are proposing the state use $1 billion of its projected, record-breaking $7.7 billion budget surplus for a wide range of legislation aimed at curbing the effects of human-caused climate change. At a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 19, the House Climate Action Caucus previewed its proposals for the 2022 session, which include hundreds of millions of investment in renewable energy, clean transportation and weatherization for homes. The caucus also says the proposal will create jobs, particularly through its h...

  • Smithsonian Names New Director of National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, & the Cultural Resources Center in Maryland

    Jan 20, 2022

    The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is getting its first ever Native female director: Cynthia Chavez Lamar (San Felipe Pueblo). Chavez Lamar will oversee the museum's three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the museum's George Gustav Heye Center in Manhattan, and the Cultural Resources Center in Maryland, which houses the museum's collections and its repatriation offices. Chavez Lamar has worn many hats at the museum, beginning as a...

  • Tribes in Oklahoma Take to Social Media to Criticize Oklahoma Governor Stitt's MLK Jr. Comments

    Jan 20, 2022

    Tribes in Oklahoma have taken to Twitter to condemn Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt's comments made at the Oklahoma History Center during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. event on Monday. Gov. Stitt, a member of the Cherokee Nation, used a speaking opportunity to denounce the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt decision, saying Martin Luther King, Jr. would be "disgusted" by it. "I believe that freedom fighters like Dr. King would be astounded, maybe even disgusted by the McGirt ruling," said Oklahoma...

  • Native America Calling: Remembering Clyde Bellecourt

    Jan 20, 2022

    Clyde Bellecourt is among the handful of true giants of the American Indian Movement. He devoted his life to challenging injustices and building a more equitable world for Native Americans. From his early years patrolling the streets of Minneapolis to curb police brutality against Native residents, to his work helping establish job, education and health centers, Bellecourt formed a foundation that all Native people can now stand on.

  • More Details Released on Onamia Girl Struck and Killed by Vehicle

    Lakeland News|Jan 20, 2022

    More details have been released on how a six-year-old Onamia girl was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday, January 13 in Mille Lacs County. According to the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened near Mino Bimaadiziwin, a transitional housing facility for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Deputies responded to the accident at 10:45 PM and the girl, Unique Sincere Beaulieu, was pronounced dead at the scene. Before the incident, Unique’s mother was seen taking the trash out on surveillance video while her daughter stayed ins...

  • Attorney General Ellison files lawsuit against COVID-19 testing sites, lab for deceiving consumers

    Jan 20, 2022

    January 19, 2022 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced that he has filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County district court against two Illinois-based companies — Center for COVID Control, LLC and Doctors Clinical Laboratory, Inc. — that collected samples from Minnesotans for COVID-19 testing, but either failed to deliver test results, or delivered test results that were falsified or inaccurate. The Attorney General received numerous complaints from Minnesotans who submitted COVID-19 tests at pop-up sites aroun...


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  • Lady Warriors edge Pine River 57-53 - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Pine River-Backus on Thursday, January 13, 2022, and battled it out right from the start. The Lady Warriors led 25-23 at the half mark, and outscored the Tigers 32-30 in the second half to edge them out, 57-53. Rose McClain led all scorers with 17 points, TeAndra Pemberton-Kingbird added 12 and Lily Pemberton finished with 11. Ramsey Tulendoik led Pine River with 16 points, while Cate Travis hit 10. Red Lake ended a 2-game losing streak and are...

  • Warriors drop to 4-6 with 69-42 loss to Nevis at home - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    Warriors drop to 4-6 with 69-42 loss to Nevis at home JV Warriors come up short in their 69-56 set-back in Red Lake...

  • JV Warriors come up short in their 69-56 set-back in Red Lake - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    JV Warriors come up short in their 69-56 set-back in Red Lake Warriors drop to 4-6 with 69-42 loss to Nevis at home...

  • Red Lake Warriors drop 4th game in a row to North Woods 80-43 - P11

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    Red Lake Warriors drop 4th game in a row to North Woods 80-43 Warriors Junior Varsity show much promise in their 81-50 set-back...

  • Warriors Junior Varsity show much promise in their 81-50 set-back to North Woods - P11

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    Red Lake Warriors drop 4th game in a row to North Woods 80-43 Warriors Junior Varsity show much promise in their 81-50 set-back...

  • Red Lake New Year's Eve Contest Pow Wow held on Friday, December 31, 2021 - P15

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    Red Lake New Year's Eve Contest Pow Wow - December 31, 2021 Grand Entry 1 PM nd 7 PM - Red Lake Humanities Center

  • Red Lake Lady Warriors outpaced in second half, lose 65-57 at home to Clearbrook-Gonvick - P25

    Dawson Peterson, KKCQ Sports|Jan 20, 2022

    Red Lake, MN - The Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears earned their third victory of the season after an extremely physical and hard fought game versus the Red Lake Warriors, 65-57. The game started off with the Red Lake Warriors jumping out in front thanks to their usual run and gun style of offense. The Bears appeared to be a step behind and their energy was flat leading to Warriors TeAndra Pemberton-Kingbird to take advantage scoring 14 first half points. In the last eight games between the Bears and...

  • Red Lake "Treat Street" held on Sunday - P53

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 20, 2022

    Red Lake "Treat Street" was held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 with numerous Programs participating in the event, which started at 2 PM and was scheduled to end at 4 PM....

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