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Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition


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  • Red Lake Nation Council hands off daily operation of tribal-owned dispensary

    Feb 1, 2024

    The Red Lake Nation Tribal Council announced Wednesday that it would no longer handle day-to-day operations of its tribal-owned marijuana dispensary NativeCare, the first recreational dispensary in Minnesota. The move comes after an employee alleged that a Tribal Council member stole a large amount of cannabis byproduct. According to the band's news release, an employee from NativeCare's grow facility alleged that Tribal Secretary Sam Strong removed a significant amount of "trim" - the leaf...

  • Minnesota hospitals say 65,000 days of care were avoidable if patients had somewhere to go

    Feb 1, 2024

    One in six days of inpatient care is unnecessary now in Minnesota hospitals - a level of inefficiency that is causing backlogs in emergency departments and leaving patients waiting hours to receive treatment. The Minnesota Hospital Association issued that finding Wednesday after surveying 101 hospitals across the state and discovering that a backlog, which emerged during the pandemic, is becoming a permanent problem. Patients spent 65,000 more days in inpatient hospital beds than needed in the...

  • Supreme Court reverses accomplice's conviction in kidnapping, killing of Minneapolis real estate agent

    Feb 1, 2024

    A woman who received a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole for aiding the kidnapping and murder of a Minneapolis real estate agent is entitled to a new trial, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. Elsa E. Segura's conviction was reversed and remanded back to Hennepin County District Court but she remains at the Shakopee women's prison. Segura, 31, a former Hennepin County probation officer, was charged in the deadly 2019 New Year's Day kidnapping of Monique Baugh, a...

  • New Minneapolis Third Precinct police station could open in early 2025, commissioner says

    Feb 1, 2024

    A new Minneapolis Third Precinct police station - and adjoining "community safety center" - could open before the end of March 2025, city officials said Wednesday. "It is aggressive," Community Safety Commissioner Todd Barnette said of the timeline in a media briefing Wednesday. The task of finding a new, permanent home for police officers serving the southeast portion of the city dates back to the aftermath of George Floyd's murder in 2020, when demonstrators and rioters stormed the previous...

  • Mike Lindell, other Trump allies back effort to recall Wisconsin Assembly speaker from office

    Feb 1, 2024

    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's continued pursuit of baseless election fraud theories is taking him to Wisconsin this weekend, where he will throw his support behind an effort to recall the state's staunchly conservative Assembly speaker from office. Lindell and some other allies of former President Donald Trump are backing a petition to recall Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. The petition cites a past comment from Vos opposing Trump and his reluctance to impeach Wisconsin's top elections official....

  • About a dozen people hurt in hangar collapse on grounds of Boise airport, officials say

    Feb 1, 2024

    BOISE, Idaho - A hanger under construction on the grounds of the airport in Boise, Idaho, collapsed Wednesday, injuring about a dozen people, officials said. Authorities responded at about 5 p.m. to a private business located at the Boise Airport for a steel framed hangar that collapsed, Boise Fire Department Operations Chief Aaron Hummel said during a news briefing. Everyone who had been at the site had been accounted for as of Wednesday evening, he said. Hummel wouldn't comment on the...

  • House passes bill to enhance child tax credit, revive key tax breaks for businesses

    Feb 1, 2024

    WASHINGTON — The House accomplished something unusual Wednesday in passing with broad, bipartisan support a roughly $79 billion tax cut package that would enhance the child tax credit for millions of lower-income families and boost three tax breaks for businesses, a combination that gives lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle coveted policy wins. Prospects for the measure becoming law are uncertain with the Senate still having to take it up, but for a House that has struggled to get bills of consequence over the finish line, the tax...

  • Willmar man died after shock from deputy's Taser in eviction attempt over late rent, officials say

    Feb 1, 2024

    A man who was shocked by a Taser fired by a sheriff's deputy this week while wielding a knife in an apartment in Willmar, Minn., has died, officials said Wednesday. Michael James Yanacheak, 75, was tased Monday morning while officers were attempting to evict him from his home in the 1600 block of SW. 5th Street, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said. The BCA said in a statement that the cause of Yanacheak's death, including whether tasing was a factor, "is undetermined pending...

  • Child fatally struck by Metro Transit bus in Brooklyn Park

    Feb 1, 2024

    A Metro Transit bus fatally struck a child on a busy highway Wednesday morning in Brooklyn Park. The bus driver called authorities to report the collision in the northbound lanes of County Road 81 near 71st Avenue N. just before 6 a.m., said Metro Transit police spokeswoman Nikki Muehlhausen. Paramedics joined by Metro Transit and Brooklyn Park police, Brooklyn Park Fire Department and the State Patrol arrived and attempted life-saving efforts. But the pedestrian died at 6:13 a.m., Muehlhausen said. https://www.startribune.c...

  • US blames group of Iran-backed militias for deadly drone attack in Jordan as it weighs reprisals

    Feb 1, 2024

    WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday attributed the drone attack that killed three U.S. service members in Jordan to the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iran-backed militias, as President Joe Biden weighs his options to respond to the strike. Iran threatened to ''decisively respond'' to any U.S. attack on the Islamic Republic after the U.S. said it held Tehran responsible. The U.S. has signaled it is preparing for retaliatory strikes in the Mideast in the wake of the...

  • Russia and Ukraine swap scores of POWs despite tensions over a plane crash last week

    Feb 1, 2024

    KYIV, Ukraine - Russia and Ukraine have exchanged about 200 prisoners of war each, the countries said Wednesday, despite tensions stemming from last week's crash of a military transport plane that Moscow claimed was carrying Ukrainian POWs and was shot down by Kyiv's forces. After the Jan. 24 crash of the Il-76 plane in Russia's Belgorod region near the border with Ukraine, some Russian officials had publicly questioned the possibility of future POW swaps. Russia's Defense Ministry said the...

  • Victim's mother says central Minnesota school threat was racially motivated

    Feb 1, 2024

    WADENA, Minn. - What would you do if a student threatened to kill your child or harm others? Kristy Higgins, of Wadena, said she alerted authorities about Snapchat photos sent by a Wadena-Deer Creek student on Jan. 21 that did just that - threats from a classmate with a history of harassing her interracial daughter. "He Snapchatted my daughter and told her that he was going to kill her and all her Black friends and then was going to shoot the school and sent his pictures of the guns," Higgins...

  • BCA identifies sheriff's deputy who deployed Taser in Willmar

    Feb 1, 2024

    ST. PAUL — The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died after a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy shocked him with a Taser during an attempted eviction. The incident happened Jan. 29 in Willmar. The cause of death of Michael James Yanacheak, 75, of Willmar, is undetermined pending further investigation by the medical examiner. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating this incident and has identified the Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy who deployed his Tas...

  • Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Honors Justice Department Employees and Partners for the 70th and 71st Annual Attorney General's Awards

    Feb 1, 2024

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today announced the recipients of the 70th and 71st Annual Attorney General’s Awards, honoring Justice Department employees and others for extraordinary contributions to the enforcement of our nation’s laws. Recipients from both 2022 and 2023 were selected from a group of more than 800 nominees. “Each of today’s recipients has served with distinction, and in so doing, they have enabled the Justice Department to advance its work on behalf of the American people,” said Attorney General...

  • Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Combined 70th and 71st Annual Attorney General's Award

    Feb 1, 2024

    Thank you, Deputy Attorney General Monaco. Let me just say I have a big smile on my face. You guys are all so terrific. And it is so terrific to have all of you here. It is wonderful to be able to present the Combined 70th and 71st Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony. The Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work of our colleagues to advance the Department’s mission. It also gives us the chance to reflect on that mission, which I repeat so often that you must all now know it...

  • Legislation to Strengthen the Office of Native American Affairs at SBA Clears Key Hurdle

    Feb 1, 2024

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Small Business Committee approved H.R. 7102, the Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act. The bill passed unanimously. Long a priority for The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, the bill formally authorizes the Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to elevate its importance and expand its reach. Similar, statutorily established offices already exist at the Departments of Interior, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Agriculture,...

  • Minnesota Woman Charged for Embezzling More Than $1 Million from Employer

    Feb 1, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – An Eden Prairie woman has been indicted for embezzling more than $1 million from her employer, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, Monica Svobodny, 51, worked as the Supply Chain and Engineering Manager at Sico, Inc, a furniture and home furnishing manufacturing company located in Edina, Minnesota. Svobodny used her position to embezzle funds and convert them to her own use and benefit. According to court documents, Svobodny regularly used company credit cards for unauthorized personal...

  • Minneapolis Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Arson of Target Corporation Headquarters

    Feb 1, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in the arson of the Target corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Minneapolis experienced arson, rioting, and looting following the suicide of a suspect in a homicide, and in response to false rumors surrounding the man’s death. Leroy Lemonte Perry Williams, 37, and his co-defendants...

  • Red Lake Warriors take down Clearbrook-Gonvick 100-58 on Tuesday - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports Ogichidaag get the big section win tonight over the (Clearbrook-Gonvick) Bears. Andrew Roy comes up big after being called up for a starting role. Jack Brown added some nice drives and assists to his 6 connections from downtown. Great team defense and work on the boards helped the squad control the paint. Shoutout to all the fans, we will see you all back Thursday night for the huge conference and section matchup against Cass Lake/ Bena....

  • Warriors lose to Mountain-Iron-Buel on Saturday afternoon, 87-73 - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: The Mountain-Iron-Buel Rangers come in and got the sweep with 3 wins on Saturday, January 27, 2024 , and show why they are a powerhouse in Minnesota basketball. Varsity Boys MIB over Red Lake, 87-73 Varsity Girls MIB 103-22 over Red Lake JV Boys fall to MIB earlier. Best of luck to both their teams on the rest of their seasons, and safe travels home to them. Thank you to all the fans who showed up to support the Warriors. The boys host Clearbrook/Gonvick Tuesday and a key...

  • Lady Warriors out-played in 103-22 loss to Mountain-Iron-Buel on Saturday afternoon - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: The Mountain-Iron-Buel Rangers come in and got the sweep with 3 wins on Saturday, January 27, 2024 , and show why they are a powerhouse in Minnesota basketball. Varsity Boys MIB over Red Lake, 87-73 Varsity Girls MIB 103-22 over Red Lake JV Boys fall to MIB earlier. Best of luck to both their teams on the rest of their seasons, and safe travels home to them. Thank you to all the fans who showed up to support the Warriors. The boys host Clearbrook/Gonvick Tuesday and a key...

  • Bagley Lady Flyers come out on top of Lady Warriors 72-64 on Friday night - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    The Bagley Lady Flyers came out on top of Lady Warriors 72-64 on Friday night, January 26, 2024 in Red Lake. Red Lake's JV also lose 37-19 to Bagley....

  • Warriors roll over Pine River-Backus 83-55 - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: Red Lake 83 Pine River 55 After a slow start that got a 34-21 halftime lead, Four Warriors finish in double figures to improve to 12-3. Red Lake Youth Sports· Exciting finish in the JV game, nice second half run by the Tigers before Izaiah Villiard come up with two big steals in the final minute on their hot shooter who finished with 32! For the Warriors it was a great team victory, led by Meech Harris with 24 Red Lake hosts PRB - video https://fan.hud...

  • Red Lake Lady Warriors clip Lake of the Woods 46-37 - P9

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    Red Lake Lady Warriors clip Lake of the Woods 46-37 Red Lake's Junior Varsity unable to connect in their 45-29 loss...

  • Lady Warriors downed by Pine River on Thursday Evening 75-29 - P14

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 1, 2024

    Lady Warriors downed by Pine River on Thursday Evening 75-29 Red Lake's JV also lose 71-15...

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