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NFL responds to report by saying investigation into deflated footballs is ongoing

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated Press that the "investigation is currently underway and...

 

Twin Cities integration districts, their schools ready for big changes

Skip and Julia Singer never really considered enrolling their sons in Minneapolis public schools even though they were assigned to some of the district’s best schools. Instead, the Singers chose the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School for its emphasis on the arts and its efforts to enroll a racially diverse group of students from across the west metro...

 

Obama in State of the Union: Tax the wealthy, help the middle class, no surrender to GOP

WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans....

 

Cheaper fuel will help airlines pad profits; passengers unlikely to share through lower fares

DALLAS — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full. Instead, the airlines will use their windfall to pay down debt and reward shareholders....

 

Dayton proposes child-care tax credit expansion

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Republicans on Tuesday offered divergent proposals that would provide tax breaks for vastly different constituencies — families with young children and Minnesota retirees. Dayton outlined details of a $100 million expansion of the state’s child-care tax credit in a news conference just before Senate Republicans called for eliminating the...

 

Senate GOP: Eliminate state income tax on retirees' Social Security

Minnesota Senate Republicans unveiled a plan to eliminate the state income tax on Social Security in order to keep retirees from leaving the state. The “Retire in Minnesota Act” would reduce Minnesota’s income tax on Social Security income by 10 percent annually until it is completely phased out in a decade. Although leaders acknowledge it will reduce seniors...

 

TransCanada files eminent domain petitions against holdout landowners opposing Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN — The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline took legal action Tuesday to secure remaining right of way from a group of holdout Nebraska landowners....

 

Commentary: Tribe trust land agreement would benefit city, mayor says

Scott County Commissioner Barbara Marschall wrote an excellent column last week on a very complex issue. She laid out the history of fee-to-trust actions by the SMSC, her reasons for opposition on philosophical and political grounds, her understanding of the motivation by the SMSC for expansion of tribal lands and the pragmatic rationale by the County Board for remaining...

 

Manitoba apologizes to First Nation for environmental damage

A northern Manitoba First Nation has received a long-awaited apology from the province for environmental and social harm caused by the Jenpeg hydroelectric dam over the past four decades. Premier Greg Selinger delivered the apology after meeting on Tuesday with Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief Cathy Merrick and other members of the community, also known as Cross Lake, located...

 

Obama's New Agenda Gives Hope to Native Youth

Earlier in my career, I worked in the tribal criminal justice system on reservations in the Southwest. Tribal courts were often ground zero for seeing the day-to-day challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) youth as well as the consequences of failed policies and underinvestment in their communities....

 

Blood Tribe police form task force in response to drug problems

Members of the Blood Tribe of Alberta say their reserve is suffering from a major drug problem. The Blood Tribe Police Service won't confirm whether any recent deaths can be attributed to a fake prescription drug known as Oxy 80. But the agency has formed a task force that will be dedicated solely to drug-related issues....

 

Homelessness 3 times more likely among state's black, Native American kids

OLYMPIA — As speakers and protesters here celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some sobering new numbers are out on student homelessness in Washington state. Black and Native American K-12 students in Washington state are three times more likely to be homeless than white students, according to numbers by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instru...

 

Struggling LCO language immersion school merges with LCO tribal school

HAYWARD, Wis. (NNCNOW.com) --- The Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion school, located in Hayward, Wis., has been facing a financial deficit and struggling to survive. In late November 2014 a call for help was sent out, stating, if the school did not receive funds then the program would be cut....

 

Questions remain in Kimmirut after 5 arrested, none charged

A Kimmirut man says he's concerned about the actions of RCMP last December, when about 15 officers were sent to the community to arrest five people based on information they were planning to harm police. Those five people were later cleared of any wrongdoing....

 

Campbell River arson could be hate crime, say RCMP

The RCMP's hate crimes team in B.C. is investigating a suspicious fire last week at a First Nation's band office in Campbell River, on Northern Vancouver Island. The fire late last Tuesday caused about $40,000 in damage to the Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em band office....

 

Shots fired at off-duty tribal police officer; authorities capture suspect

ST. IGNATIUS – A man with multiple outstanding felony warrants allegedly fired a shot at an off-duty tribal law enforcement officer who recognized him and tried to apprehend him Tuesday afternoon in St. Ignatius. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal policeman T.J. Hanes dove to the ground and rolled as the .22 handgun was fired and was not hit, Lake County Sheriff Don...

 

Fond du Lac homicide suspect to get mental health evaluation

The suspect in a Fond du Lac Indian Reservation homicide case will undergo a mental health evaluation, putting the criminal proceedings on hold. Lydia Marie Barney, 21, was ordered to undergo an evaluation in an order filed last week by 6th Judicial District Judge Sally Tarnowski, according to court records....

 

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