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Articles from the January 24, 2022 edition

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  • Jeannette Marie Swaser-DeGarcia

    Jan 24, 2022

    Jeannette Marie Swaser-DeGarcia December 12, 1978 - January 17, 2022 Jeannette Marie Swaser-DeGarcia, age 43, of St. Paul Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, January 17, 2022 at her residence. She was born on December 12, 1978 in St. Paul the loving `daughter of Gabriel Isidore DeGarcia and Lynette Cora Swaser. Jeannette was the glue of her family. She was the first and oldest grandchild. She enjoyed hosting taco parties. She was a Dj and enjoyed playing old school music, she was a...

  • Red Lake Nation College Migizi fall to OHCC Wolfpack 98-82 on Friday night

    Floyd Buck Jourdain|Jan 24, 2022

    The Red Lake Nation College Migizi fell to OHCC Wolfpack 98-82 on Friday night, January 21, 2022 in Red Lake. They are scheduled to host Sisseton Wahpeton College on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, travel to Turtle Mountain on Saturday, January 29 and host Leech Lake Tribal College on Wednesday, February 2, 2022....

  • Taryn Frazer breaks Cass Lake-Bena scoring record in clutch win

    Jan 24, 2022

    BARRETT, Minn. -- Taryn Frazer is a name that will never be forgotten in Cass Lake-Bena lore. And now her name is officially etched in the record books as the all-time leading scorer in CLB girls basketball history. Frazer reached the milestone with 16 points in Saturday's thrilling 70-69 win over West Central Area in Barrett. Frazer, a senior guard, had 2,194 career points coming into Saturday's tilt and needed just five points to surpass Amanda Gehrke on the all-time list. Frazer tied...

  • Red Lake Warriors Basketball Schedule 2021-2022

    Jan 24, 2022

    Red Lake Warriors Basketball Schedule 2021-2022 Date Opponent Location Time 12/03/21 Nashwauk-Keewatin Away 6:00 p.m. 12/10/21 Cass Lake Away 6:00 p.m. 12/11/21 FDL Away 12:00 p.m. 12/16/21 Laporte Away 6:00 p.m. 01/04/22 Northwoods Home 6:00 p.m. 01/06/22 W-H-A Away 6:00 p.m. 01/10/22 Mahnomen Away 6:00 p.m. 01/11/22 Nevis Home 6:00 p.m. 01/18/22 Goodridge/Grygla Home 6:00 p.m. 01/20/22 Blackduck Away 6:00 p.m. 01/22/22 FDL Home 12:00 p.m. REVISED Updated Boys BB Schedule 01/25/22 Pine River...

  • Minnesota schools look at staff shortages, rather than COVID infections, in deciding school closures

    Jan 24, 2022

    A COVID surge fueled by the emergence of the highly transmissible although less lethal omicron variant in early January led three of the state's largest districts to shift into remote learning. Officials in Minneapolis, Osseo and Rochester cited educator absences as everyone from teachers to bus drivers either fell ill or had to care for sick family members. But several other districts largely have kept classrooms open. A survey of isolation, masking and remote-learning policies across the...

  • Minnesota Republicans cite natural immunity in debate over COVID vaccine mandates

    Jan 24, 2022

    Minnesota Republicans are turning to natural immunity from COVID-19 as a way to push back on vaccine mandates, arguing that hospitals, businesses and public institutions should consider past infection in exempting some from requirements. The idea is gaining traction in Republican-led legislatures around the country, despite pushback from public heath officials who say protection from infection varies dramatically from case to case. Studies show vaccines can cut the risk of infection even for...

  • Weekend violence marks a bloody start to the year for the Twin Cities

    Jan 24, 2022

    A shooting at a funeral in Minneapolis and back-to-back homicides in St. Paul over the weekend have loved ones and investigators grappling with ongoing violence across the Twin Cities in the new year. Within about 24 hours in St. Paul, two women were killed in separate incidents in the North End neighborhood. One woman was fatally shot during an argument and another woman was beaten to death. Suspects have been arrested in both cases. St. Paul police have reason to believe both cases were a result of domestic violence with arguments leading up...

  • US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

    Jan 24, 2022

    WASHINGTON - The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. It also said that non-essential embassy staff could leave Ukraine at government expense. The move came amid rising tensions about Russia's military buildup on the Ukraine border that were not eased...

  • Anti-vaccine activists march in D.C. - a city that mandates COVID vaccines - to protest mandates

    Jan 24, 2022

    Thousands of protesters from across the country - including some of the biggest names in the anti-vaccination movement - descended on the nation's capital Sunday for a rally against vaccine mandates. Almost two years into a pandemic that has killed more than 860,000 Americans, the gathering on the Mall was a jarring spectacle: A crowd of demonstrators, many unmasked, decrying vaccine mandates in the middle of a city that has adopted mask and vaccine mandates to reduce sickness and death from...

  • Minnesota's child-care providers face staff shortages, rising costs

    Jan 24, 2022

    New Horizon Academy, the largest child-care provider in Minnesota, has dozens of classrooms sitting empty and hundreds of families waiting for a spot in one of them. The missing link: teachers and aides. New Horizon is looking for 500 of them to work at its 70 child-care centers around the state.

  • Russia sets another daily virus record amid omicron surge

    Jan 24, 2022

    MOSCOW - New coronavirus infections in Russia reached an all-time high on Sunday, the third consecutive daily record as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country. The national coronavirus task force reported 63,205 new infections tallied in 24 hours - a spike of more than 25% since the record set on Friday. The task force reported 679 deaths, similar to other daily death counts in the past week. The omicron variant has been detected in 64 of the country's 89 regions and...

  • Omicron cases appear to peak in U.S., but deaths continue to rise

    Jan 24, 2022

    CHICAGO - New coronavirus cases have started to fall nationally, signaling that the omicron-fueled spike that has infected tens of millions of Americans, packed hospitals and shattered records has finally begun to relent. More and more states have passed a peak in new cases in recent days, as glimmers of progress have spread from a handful of eastern cities to much of the country. Through Friday, the country was averaging about 720,000 new cases a day, down from about 807,000 last week. New...

  • U.S. Rep. Angie Craig faces midterm headwinds

    Jan 24, 2022

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Angie Craig is heading into her most difficult re-election fight yet, defending a suburban battleground district amid a formidable series of challenges burdening Democrats across the country The fate of Craig and other Democrats is closely tied to President Joe Biden, who is facing sagging approval ratings, a raging pandemic, soaring inflation, growing tensions over Russia and a stalled agenda on Capitol Hill. As a result, anxiety is rising among Democrats over the p...

  • COVID positivity rate reaches all-time high in Beltrami County

    Jan 24, 2022

    BEMIDJI — New positive case counts for the coronavirus have passed 500 in the last two weeks according to local health officials. The week of Jan. 13 Beltrami county recorded 558 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, but Megan Heuer, the county’s Public Health director, says the number of cases in the community is likely even higher. “We know that our local positivity rate is significantly higher than it has been in the past several months,” Heuer said. “We also know that many people are using at-home tests, which do not get reported...

  • Man arrested after woman found beaten to death in St. Paul

    Jan 24, 2022

    A man is in custody after a woman was found beaten to death early Sunday morning in St. Paul's North End neighborhood. Police responded to a report of a death investigation around 12:30 a.m. at a home on the 1400 block of Dale Street North. There was a "disturbing scene inside," and a 67-year-old woman was found "badly beaten," police said. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

  • FBI raids Twin Cities businesses suspected of 'massive fraud' in child food programs

    Jan 24, 2022

    Jan. 22—A Twin Cities nonprofit and a web of business operators stole tens of millions of dollars in federal funds that were supposed to help feed needy children while schools were closed during the coronavirus pandemic, according to court records. More than 200 agents of the FBI and other state and federal agencies raided over a dozen locations Thursday, including the St. Anthony offices of Feeding Our Future and the Rosemount home of its director, Aimee Bock. The FBI alleges in search warrant affidavits that Feeding Our Future, the state's l...

  • Red Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

    Jan 24, 2022

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Red Lake man has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats. According to court documents, on May 5, 2021, Brennon Allen James Sayers, 21, was arguing loudly with his girlfriend in a vehicle outside a residence in the Ponemah area of the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Victim J.L.Z., who lived across the street, came out of his residence and began telling Sayers to stop arguing and fighting with his girlfriend. Victim C.T.G., who was walking down t...

  • From Indian bar bouncer to humanitarian

    Jan 24, 2022

    BEMIDJI, Minnesota — The offices of the Indigenous Environmental Network are located in the corner of a huge, old railroad building tucked away in an industrial corridor. A small sign with the letters, “IEN,” discreetly marks the red door to the office. Tom Goldtooth, Dine and Dakota, chief operating officer and one of the founders of the Indigenous Environmental Network, is running late. He pulls up in his truck with the near-constant dings of incoming alert messages on his mobile phone. Several people are waiting for him in the gravel parki...

  • MREA recognizes Beltrami Electric Cooperative employee for Commitment to Safety LIFEGuard on Duty Award encourages living a commitment to safety in the community

    Jan 24, 2022

    Employees from Minnesota's 50 electric cooperatives brave the elements every day to maintain the grid infrastructure necessary to deliver safe, reliable, and affordable electric service to homes and businesses across all 87 counties of the state. The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) recognizes safety as a core value and encourages co-op employees to make a commitment on and off the job with the LIFEGuard on Duty Award. MREA presented the LIFEGuard on Duty Award to Trevor Gwiazdon, a s...

  • The following incidents resulted in seizures & arrests during the 4th Quarter of 2021 by Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force,

    Jan 24, 2022

    (see complete Quarterly Snapshot posting at A narcotics investigation from January through December 2021 subsequently led to a traffic stop on two subjects traveling in tandem to the Cass Lake/Bemidji/Hubbard County areas. A vehicle search warrant was executed and law enforcement seized:  35 tabs of LSD/Acid  41.5 miscellaneous prescription pills  471 Ecstasy pills weighing 186 grams  1 vehicle held pending administrative forfeiture  Charges forwarded to the Hubbard County Attorney on 1 adult male and 1 adult f...

  • "We need you. Come join us" – A Message from Minnesota's Health Care Employers

    DEED Commissioner Steve Grove|Jan 24, 2022

    I was honored to lead a robust roundtable discussion yesterday featuring representatives of the hospital, long-term care, and disability services industries, along with labor, employer and worker representatives, as well as leaders of the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development, Education, Health, Human Services, and the Office of Higher Education. We engaged in a very candid, hopeful, and I would even say inspiring discussion about the health care workforce shortage and what can be and is being done about it. The...

  • Lady Warriors edge Pine River 57-53 - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 24, 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 - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 24, 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 - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 24, 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 - P13

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jan 24, 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...

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