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  • Judith "Judy" Elaine (Branchaud) Brummond

    Feb 6, 2024

    Judith "Judy" Elaine (Branchaud) Brummond August 26, 1942 - February 2, 2024 Judith Elaine (Branchaud) Brummond, age 81, passed away on February 2nd, 2024 surrounded by family and friends. Judy was born on August 26th 1942 in Red Lake, Minnesota to Irvin and Frances Branchaud (Cook). She married Billy Brummond on October 1st, 1977 and they would go on to raise eight children together. Judy worked various jobs in her life including, Red Lake Bingo, Jourdain Perpich Nursing Home, and St. Mary's...

  • Bobby Weaver

    Feb 6, 2024

    Bobby Weaver June 1, 2001 - February 2, 2024 Bobby Weaver, age 22, of Naytahwaush, MN, died Friday, February 2, 2024, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Bobby John Weaver was born June 1, 2001, in Detroit Lakes, MN, the son of Shelly Weaver and Tracy Zornes. Bobby was lovingly raised by his mom and father figure, Joseph "Chico" Sudar. He attended school at St. Michael's, Naytahwaush Elementary, Waubun High School and Mahnomen High School. He had a special relationship with Chico...

  • Minnesota rolls out rebates of up to $2,500 for EV buyers

    Feb 6, 2024

    With the debut of a state rebate this week, Minnesotans who buy or lease electric or hybrid vehicles could get up to $10,000 off the purchase price in combined government incentives. Minnesota consumers purchasing or leasing new electric or hybrid vehicles may receive a state rebate up to $2,500. For used electric vehicles, the rebate is up to $600. Vehicles must have been purchased or leased on or after May 25, 2023, and titled in Minnesota. New vehicles must have a base manufacturer's...

  • Crime jumped 32% on Metro Transit trains, buses in 2023

    Feb 6, 2024

    Reported crimes aboard Metro Transit trains and buses increased 32% in 2023 over the previous year, the agency announced Monday. But officials say that a beefed-up presence of police, community service officers, security guards and others throughout the transit system is starting to pay off. "Metro Transit has a lot to be happy about, especially in the year 2023," said Metro Transit Police Chief Ernest Morales III in a news conference Monday. But, he added, "We need people to return; we're...

  • Charges: Minnesota woman wanted twin to 'take the fall' for crash that killed two Amish kids

    Feb 6, 2024

    A 35-year-old woman was charged Monday with trying to deceive law enforcement into believing her identical twin was actually the SUV driver who hit an Amish buggy last fall in southeastern Minnesota, killing two of the four children on the horse-drawn vehicle. Samantha Jo Petersen, of Kellogg, Minn., was charged in Fillmore County District Court with eight counts each of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation, two gross misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of...

  • How to get free tax help and receive Minnesota's new $1,750 child tax credit

    Feb 6, 2024

    Nearly 300,000 Minnesota families can receive up to $1,750 per child in new tax credits this year - the highest child tax credit in the country. On Monday, Gov. Tim Walz joined state leaders to boost awareness about the tax credit, which DFLers tout could cut poverty in Minnesota by a third by helping families financially. "That's how we get to reducing childhood poverty in Minnesota by a third," Walz said. "If this works right, by the end of the year, Minnesota should have the lowest childhood...

  • Minnesota woman prosecuted for exposing breasts in public loses case on appeal

    Feb 6, 2024

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected a bid by a woman who sought to overturn her indecent exposure conviction on the grounds that she has the same right to expose her chest in public as men. Eloisa Plancarte, 27, of South St. Paul was arrested by Rochester police in July 2021 after they responded to a call about a disturbance in a convenience store parking lot. She was later charged and convicted in Olmsted County District Court with indecent exposure and cocaine possession. An indecent exposure charge is warranted when someone "willfully...

  • Court filing: Man was swinging knife while standing over Willmar cop before officer shot him

    Feb 6, 2024

    The officer who shot and wounded a man in Willmar, Minn., got off multiple shots while on his back as his attacker stood over him and repeatedly swung a knife, according to court records filed Monday. Jerry Bernard Jones was shot Sunday shortly after 8 a.m. in the 300 block of SW. 4th Street SW. The officer was responding to a 911 caller who said he was being threatened by a man with a knife, according to a police statement. Jones was taken to HCMC with unspecified injuries, according to a...

  • Duluth man dies in rollover on Skyline Parkway

    Feb 6, 2024

    DULUTH — A 26-year-old Duluth resident died after his car rolled early Sunday on the West Skyline Parkway, according to the Duluth Police Department. Logan Woock, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The Duluth Police Department responded to a call that a vehicle had left the road on the 1400 block of West Skyline Parkway at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Woock was alone in the car. https://www.startribune.com/duluth-man-dies-in-rollover-on-s...

  • A tiny Hennepin County town gets a jump on cannabis business

    Feb 6, 2024

    Officials in Osseo want to open a city-run dispensary when recreational cannabis sales start in Minnesota next year. "Our goal is to be the first facility to open in the Twin Cities, municipal or otherwise," City Council Member Mark Schulz said at a council work session in late January. "We are way further along than anybody else, which is a really good thing." An ad-hoc committee has been exploring the idea for months. In January, the council passed a resolution paving the way to join the...

  • At least 6 Kurdish fighters are killed in a drone attack on a Syrian base housing US troops

    Feb 6, 2024

    BEIRUT - A drone attack on a base housing U.S. troops in eastern Syria killed six allied Kurdish fighters late Sunday, in the first significant attack in Syria or Iraq since the U.S. launched retaliatory strikes over the weekend against Iran-backed militias that have been targeting its forces in the region. The U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said Monday the attack hit a training ground at al-Omar base in Syria's eastern province of Deir el-Zour, where the forces' commando...

  • Storm dumps record rain on LA, unleashing floodwaters that damage homes and homeless encampments

    Feb 6, 2024

    LOS ANGELES — A storm of historic proportions dumped a record amount of rain over parts of Los Angeles on Monday, sending mud and boulders down hillsides dotted with multimillion-dollar homes while people living in homeless encampments in many parts of the city scrambled for safety. About 830,000 people statewide were without power Monday afternoon. The storm was the second one fueled by an atmospheric river to hit the state over the span of days. https://www.startribune.com/historic-storm-sends-debris-through-las-hollywoo...

  • Six months after legalization, marijuana is still not widely available in Minnesota

    Feb 6, 2024

    Marijuana is legal in Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean it is widely available in all its forms. At least not yet. While products derived from Delta 8 THC and CBD have been on the market in the state since 2022, recreational marijuana in its pure form has only been legal for the past six months. Minnesota’s Office of Cannabis Management is taking steps to make sure recreational dispensaries will be ready to open in 2025. “A lot of progress has been made to ... really get under way with rulemaking,” said Charlene Briner, interim director...

  • 2024 GigaZone Gaming Championship & TechXpo Announces Main Stage Tournament: Rocket League

    Feb 6, 2024

    (Bemidji, MN) (February 5, 2024) – The 2024 GigaZone Gaming Championship and TechXpo will be Saturday, April 20 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. The event features free gaming on various console and arcade games, numerous tournaments, door prizes, and more. All the fun is free. For the first time, this year's main stage tournament will feature Rocket League on the esports stadium style stage in the GigaZone Championship Arena. It will be a 3-person team competition with 32 team maximum....

  • U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges Against 10 Additional Defendants in Feeding Our Future Fraud Scheme

    Feb 6, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota today announced federal criminal charges against 10 additional defendants for their alleged roles in the fraud scheme that exploited a federally-funded child nutrition program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10 defendants are charged across two separate indictments and one criminal information with charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, and bribery. As outlined in the charging documents, the defendants...

  • Oglala Sioux Tribe Bans South Dakota Governor From the Pine Ridge Reservation

    Feb 6, 2024

    The Oglala Sioux Tribe has banned South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after the governor gave an incendiary speech about immigration to the South Dakota legislature last Wednesday. In the speech, Noem stated she wants to send razor wire and security personnel to Texas to stop immigration to the U.S.-Mexico border. She also stated that a gang–allegedly tied to a cartel, calling themselves the Ghost Dancers are bringing drugs onto the reservation. The...

  • Quaker Groups Pays Alaska Native Village $93,000 in Reparations for Its Part in Forced Assimilation

    Feb 6, 2024

    A religious group responsible for the forced assimilation of Native youth in Alaska has paid $93,000 in reparations to the Organized Village of Kake, a tribe in Southeast Alaska that was once the site of a Quaker assimilation school for Native kids. Members of the Alaskan branch of a Quaker group that ran a mission school in Kake from 1819 to 1912 (when the Presbyterian's took over) delivered the check in person on Jan.19, accompanied by a four page apology. The Quakers, also called "Friends",...

  • House takes up tribal homelands and Udall Foundation bills

    Feb 6, 2024

    The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve two bills of interest in Indian Country. The measures are due to be considered under a suspension of the rules, according to the House Majority Leader’s calendar. The process is typically used for legislation that is considered non-controversial and for bills with broad bipartisan support. The bills are: • H.R.2882, the Udall Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2023. The bill reauthorizes the Udall Foundation through 2028. The Udall Foundation, named after former U.S. Congressmen Mo and...

  • Dominic Fairbanks 49 points leads Cass Lake over Red Lake 94-81 - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 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 - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 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 - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 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 - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 2024

    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 matchup with Cass Lake...

  • Bagley Lady Flyers come out on top of Lady Warriors 72-64 on Friday night - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 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 - P10

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 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 - P12

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 6, 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...

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