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  • Aaliyah Ironcloud-Brown

    Feb 5, 2024

    Aaliyah Ironcloud-Brown May 2, 2004 - February 2, 2024 Aaliyah Iron Cloud-Brown, age 19, of Mahnomen, MN, died Friday, February 2, 2024, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Aaliyah Renae Iron Cloud, born on May 2, 2004, in Bemidji, MN, to Shalene (Iron Cloud) Brown and Troy Aamodt, was a resilient soul who found her place in the world through determination and love. Lovingly raised by Shalene and Reginald Brown, she navigated life's challenges with strength and grace. Her...

  • Larry Wind

    Feb 5, 2024

    Larry Wind May 20, 1947 - February 1, 2024 Nezhikewaasang, Larry Wind, age 76, of Onamia, MN, passed away on February 1, 2024. Visitation will begin at 6 PM on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Monday, February 5, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation, with Nazhike officiating. Interment will be in the Vineland Burial grounds. Larry was born on May 20, 1947, to...

  • Ella Mae Netland

    Feb 5, 2024

    Ella Mae Netland 1949 - 2024 Ella Mae (Couture) Netland Born June 1, 1949 to David and Catherine (Church) Couture. She passed away peacefully February 1, 2024 at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN after a brief illness. Ella is proceeded in death by her parents, siblings, and many other family members. She is survived by her daughters Terri Redding (Shaun Naalsund), Gidget Netland and Kim Seacord, her granddaughters Noel Redding (Derek Rengo), Taylor Netland and Brooke Seacord, her great-grandson...

  • Rep. Dean Phillips a distant third in South Carolina Democratic presidential primary

    Feb 5, 2024

    Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips came in third in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary Saturday. Phillips, the third-term Democrat who represents many western Twin Cities suburbs in Congress, got 1.7% of votes to Biden's 96.2% and Marianne Williamson's 2.1%, with nearly all results in on Sunday morning. Phillips had 2,239 votes. "Cracking four digits never felt so good! Congratulations, Mr. President, on a good old fashioned whooping," Phillips wrote in a post on X. "See you in...

  • Senators release a $118 billion package that pairs border policies with aid for Ukraine and Israel

    Feb 5, 2024

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators on Sunday released a highly anticipated $118 billion package that pairs border enforcement policy with wartime aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, setting off a long-shot effort to push the bill through heavy skepticism from Republicans, including House Speaker Mike Johnson. The proposal could be the best chance for President Joe Biden to resupply Ukraine with wartime aid - a major foreign policy goal that is shared with both the Senate's top Democrat, Sen....

  • Students reported her for a lesson on race. Then she taught it again.

    Feb 5, 2024

    CHAPIN, S.C. - Mary Wood walked between the desks in her AP English Language and Composition classroom, handing out copies of the book she was already punished once for teaching. Twenty-six students, all but two of them White, looked down at Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me," a memoir that dissects what it means to be Black in America - and which drew calls for Wood's firing when she tried to teach it last year in her mostly White, conservative town. Wood crossed to a lectern and...

  • Willmar, Minnesota, police shoot man, BCA investigating

    Feb 5, 2024

    A police officer shot and wounded a man who allegedly charged him with a knife Sunday morning in Willmar, Minn., authorities said. The officer had confronted the suspect just after 8 a.m. in the 300 block of Fourth Street SW. while responding to a 911 caller who said he was being threatened by a man with a knife, according to a police news release. As the officer spoke to the caller, the release said, "the suspect suddenly exited a nearby doorway and charged at the officer with a knife." When the man ignored repeated commands to stop, the...

  • Blaine woman charged with sexually assaulting youth hockey teammates at Roseville hotel

    Feb 5, 2024

    Prosecutors say a Blaine woman sexually assaulted two teenage boys from Colorado who were in Roseville last month to play in a hockey tournament. Allison Schardin, 38, was arrested Thursday on charges of third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and was scheduled to appear in court Monday. She allegedly assaulted the 15-year-old youth hockey team members, while a third teen watched. According to the charges: While in a hotel hot tub with the teens on the evening of Jan. 14, Schardin told them she had marital problems. After the boys...

  • US warns of further retaliation if Iran-backed militias continue their attacks

    Feb 5, 2024

    JERUSALEM — After a weekend of retaliatory strikes, the United States on Sunday warned Iran and the militias it arms and funds that it will conduct more attacks if American forces in the Mideast continue to be targeted, but that it does not want an ''open-ended military campaign'' across the region. ''We are prepared to deal with anything that any group or any country tries to come at us with,'' said Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden's national security adviser. Sullivan said Iran should expect ''a swift and forceful response'' if it ...

  • New affordable housing complex serves Native tenants as a response to encampment evictions

    Feb 5, 2024

    Joseph Maxwell lived in his car and various shelters for the last six years, staying alert for danger even as he slept. Noise made by others kept him awake at night, as did staffers at one shelter checking on him every three hours. Now that has all changed. Maxwell is one of the first to move into Bimosedaa, an affordable housing complex in downtown Minneapolis that offers supportive services with a special focus on the needs of Native American tenants. Eighteen residents currently live at...

  • Shakopee luxury apartment residents furious at forced move to new building next door

    Feb 5, 2024

    Janice Gilliland loved her apartment in a gated community next to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, where she'd lived for three years. She intended to stay for the rest of her life. "She planned on leaving out of here in her urn," said Jessica Gilliland, her daughter. But along with dozens of other residents, Janice Gilliland, 73, was told she would have to move this winter so the Doran Group, developer and owner of the Triple Crown Residences at Canterbury, could replace the sprinkler system there...

  • A woman stole a memory card from a truck. The gruesome footage is now key to an Alaska murder trial

    Feb 5, 2024

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman with a lengthy criminal history including theft, assault and prostitution got into a truck with a man who had picked her up for a ''date'' near downtown Anchorage. When he left her alone in the vehicle, she stole a digital memory card from the center console. Now, more than four years later, what she found on that card is key to a double murder trial set to begin this week: gruesome photos and videos of a woman being beaten and strangled at a Marriott hotel, her...

  • INJURY CRASH

    Feb 5, 2024

    Bemidji Township, Beltrami County, MN - On Wednesday, January 31st 2024 at approximately 7:00AM the Beltrami County 911 Communications Center received a report of a two vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Monroe Ave SW and North Plantagenet Rd at the Beltrami County/Hubard County line. Beltrami County Deputies and emergency responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, Deputies learned that the driver and sole occupant of a 2003 Chevrolet Envoy was trapped in his vehicle. Stephen Nelson (81) of Laporte, MN...

  • Minneapolis Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Three Armed Carjackings

    Feb 5, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 121 months in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,100 in restitution to the victims of three violent carjackings committed within a 24-hour period in March 2023, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. “This individual put several lives at risk by going on an armed carjacking spree and evading law enforcement by driving 120 miles per hour through a residential neighborhood,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger. “This case offers a snapshot of a...

  • Bloomington Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

    Feb 5, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Bloomington man has pleaded guilty to his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, Jesus Martinez Salazar, 32, and his co-defendant, Derrick Dammons, 45, of Minneapolis, agreed to sell 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine for $3,750 to an individual who, unbeknownst to them, was an undercover law enforcement officer. On January 10, 2023, Dammons retrieved the methamphetamine from Martinez Salazar before meeting with the undercover officer to...

  • Federal Jury Finds White Earth Man Guilty of Production of Child Pornography on the Red Lake Reservation

    Feb 5, 2024

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A federal jury found a White Earth man guilty of production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to the evidence presented at trial, in December 2020, Ryan Edward Thompson, 34, a.k.a. “Ryan Edward Wayne Townsend,” knowingly used a minor in sexually explicit activity to produce pornography images. Using her school-issued laptop to message the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the 13-year-old victim disclosed that the defendant, whom she had recently moved in with, began...

  • Attorney General Ellison announces $350 million settlement with multinational marketing firm Publicis over role in opioid epidemic

    Feb 5, 2024

    February 2, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Attorney General Ellison today announced a $350 million national settlement with Publicis Health to resolve investigations into the global marketing and communications firm’s role in the prescription opioid crisis. Minnesota will receive roughly $4,450,000 from the settlement to help address the opioid crisis. This brings the total Minnesota has recovered in opioid-related settlements to $564 million. In agreeing to the terms of the settlement, Publicis recognized the harm its conduct caused, and the...

  • Attorney General Ellison reaches voluntary settlement requiring environmental charity to improve governance

    Feb 5, 2024

    February 2, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced that he has reached a voluntary settlement with environmental charity Honor the Earth that requires the organization to continue strengthening its governance in the wake of past governance issues uncovered during an investigation by the Charities Division of the Attorney General’s Office. Honor the Earth voluntarily complied with that investigation after a 2023 jury verdict held Honor the Earth liable for sexual harassment and retaliation against a...

  • Manufacturers Report Improved Outlook for Business in 2024

    Feb 5, 2024

    St. Paul – Respondents to the annual Minnesota Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, reported a cautiously optimistic outlook in their business indicators for 2024 compared to how their businesses performed against those indicators in 2023. Conducted between November and December, the random sample survey of Minnesota manufacturers asked respondents to rate the outlook for their business in 2024 compared to...

  • Fifteen Navajo Preparatory School Students Awarded $15,000 in Scholarship

    Feb 5, 2024

    A nonprofit working to promote health and wellness in Indian Country has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 15 Navajo students attending Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico. The scholarships come from Eve's Fund for Native American Health Initiatives, a 501(c)3 that sponsors community programs in injury prevention, literacy and education for at-risk Native youth. Seven of the students are receiving the scholarship for the first time, and eight students are continuing from...

  • Residential School Documentary 'Sugarcane' Wins Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival

    Feb 5, 2024

    A critically acclaimed film spotlighting Canadian residential schools took home The Directing Award: U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this week. Filmmakers and journalists Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen) and Emily Kassie created an investigative documentary, "Sugarcane," which chronicles past abuses and a current search for missing children at an Indian residential school in British Columbia, nearby Sugarcane Indian Reserve. The film examines NoiseCat's...

  • 'Sending them home to die'

    Feb 5, 2024

    George Little Wound was gravely ill when he was sent home to Pine Ridge from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1889, just three years after arriving at the notorious boarding school. Little Wound, the son of Chief Little Wound, was among a group of three Pine Ridge students shipped home together with what the school physician described as "incipient consumption" and "scrofula," a disfiguring infection of the skin and lymph nodes caused by the same bacteria as tuberculosis, according to...

  • Dominic Fairbanks 49 points leads Cass Lake over Red Lake 94-81 - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 5, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: A good game went down in Red Lake tonight; shout-out to all the fans who packed the stands to support their teams! Ogichidaag came storming out the gates to take an early lead with Gerald Kingbird, Jr leading the way offensively for his team. The Panthers responded to take it back and were up 3 before a 3-pointer off the board at the halftime buzzer gave them the lead going into the half. In the 2nd half birthday boy Dave Dudley, Jr's strong effort cut a 10 point deficit...

  • Red Lake Warriors take down Clearbrook-Gonvick 100-58 on Tuesday - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 5, 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 - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 5, 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...

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