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Articles from the February 7, 2022 edition


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  • John J. Gordon

    Feb 7, 2022

    John J. Gordon January 17, 1955 - February 01, 2022 John J. Gordon, age 67, of Mahnomen, MN, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes, MN. John Joseph Gordon was born on January 17, 1955 in White Earth, MN, to Harold Sr. and Christine (Clark) Gordon. John grew up in the Lengby/Pine Bend and rural Mahnomen area and attended school in Mahnomen. Following an accident in 1968, John's life was forever changed. John continued to live in rural...

  • Clarence Roy Boyd

    Feb 7, 2022

    Clarence Roy Boyd August 9, 1940 - February 2, 2022 Zaagaajiiw, Clarence "Tarz" Boyd age 81, of Brainerd, MN died on February 2, 2022. Visitation will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation with Nazhike officiating. Interment will be in the Boyd Burial Grounds....

  • Vina M. (Wells) McDonald

    Feb 7, 2022

    Vina M. (Wells) McDonald March 25, 1941 - February 5, 2022 VINA M. WELLS MCDONALD - "Wocekiye Winyan" (Prayer Woman) Our precious and loving wife, mother, grandmother, relative and friend, Vina Wells McDonald, began her sacred journey Home in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 5th, 2022 at Sanford Fargo. Our parents were both hospitalized at the same time, both diagnosed with Covid. Dad was discharged and released to a nursing home. He was able to visit and pray with Mom the day she...

  • Cass Lake-Bena Boys Basketball Takes 1st Loss of Season, Falls to B-B-E

    Feb 7, 2022

    Cass Lake-Bena Boys Basketball Takes 1st Loss of Season, Falls to B-B-E...

  • Walz budget proposal would eliminate college application fees, expand financial aid for students

    Feb 7, 2022

    Minnesota students could file college applications for free and receive more financial aid if state lawmakers support a slew of higher education proposals included in Gov. Tim Walz's spending plan. Walz's proposed supplemental budget would establish a college application fee waiver program, expand some state grant programs, fund new scholarships at the University of Minnesota and freeze tuition at colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system, among other things. "This pandemic has...

  • Ottawa declares state of emergency over COVID-19 protests

    Feb 7, 2022

    TORONTO - The mayor of Canada's capital declared a state of emergency Sunday and a former U.S. ambassador to Canada said groups in the U.S. must stop interfering in the domestic affairs of America's neighbor as protesters opposed to COVID-19 restrictions continued to paralyze Ottawa's downtown. Mayor Jim Watson said the declaration highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government. It gives the city some additional powers around procurement and how it delivers...

  • Top Biden aide says Ukraine invasion could come 'any day'

    Feb 7, 2022

    WILMINGTON, Del. - White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday that Russia could invade Ukraine "any day," launching a conflict that would come at an "enormous human cost." The senior adviser to President Joe Biden offered another stark warning the day after U.S. officials confirmed that Russia has assembled at least 70% of the military firepower it likely intends to have in place by mid-month to give President Vladimir Putin the option of launching a full-scale invasion of...

  • Minnesota leaders debate how to tackle state's historic workforce shortage

    Feb 7, 2022

    Minnesota's economy is rebounding from COVID-19, but its recovery is still missing a key ingredient: workers. The most recent data show more than 205,000 job vacancies across Minnesota, a record high over the past two decades and a problem that's touching every sector. Worker shortages are particularly acute in health care, food service and other industries hit hardest by the pandemic. "It's really universal. There's not a business that I talk to in the state that is not facing a workforce...

  • Hail to the rename: Indigenous advocates welcome new Washington team name

    Feb 7, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Native American advocates welcomed the announcement Wednesday that Washington's pro football team will now be called the Commanders, ending a yearslong fight to get rid of a name many deemed racist. It was also a turnaround for team owner Daniel Snyder, who had said he would never drop the name, which the team had been called since before moving to Washington in 1937. But mounting corporate and public pressure after the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020 started the...

  • The balance of new Indigenous leadership

    Feb 7, 2022

    It’s official, the Washington NFL football team is now known as the Commanders. The change comes after a half century of work by Native rights advocates who urged team owners to abandon its former derogatory name. Red Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen and political commentator Holly Cook Macarro reflects on this decision. She is a partner with Spirit Rock Consulting. With the Super Bowl just around the corner, the Walker River Paiute in Nevada will be cheering on the Los Angeles Rams, and watching tribal citizen Austin Corbett play in the big...

  • 'Amir Locke's life mattered… I promise to conduct a fair and thorough review guided by accountability and transparency'

    Feb 7, 2022

    February 4, 2022 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued the following statement about the death of Amir Locke and partnering with the Hennepin County Attorney’s office: "Amir Locke's life mattered. He was only 22 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. His family and friends must now live the rest of their lives without him. "I promise the Locke family and all Minnesotans that we will work with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office to conduct a fair and thorough review of the BCA investigation and that we...

  • Red Lake COVID-19 Update - Friday, February 4, 2022

    Feb 7, 2022

    Red Lake Tribal Council Friday, February 4, 2022 – COVID-19 Update Red Lake Nation: Active cases: 68* *29 in Red Lake *19 in Redby *1 in Little Rock *16 in Ponemah *3 who reside off-res but tested at RL IHS Of the 68 active cases: *20 are minors *29 individuals are fully vaccinated *23 tested positive with an at-home test kit *3 are in the hospital Total cases: 2043 Total Recovered: 1,975 Deaths: 18 (Updated numbers as of 9:00 a.m. on 2/4/2022 – Please note that the District #'s may change...

  • Grants Available for Value-Added Agricultural Processing

    Feb 7, 2022

    St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for its Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Value-Added Grant program. The program offers designated grants to help Minnesota processors add value to Minnesota agricultural products by investing in the purchase of equipment, production capacity, market diversification, and market access for value-added products. Applicants must: • Be an individual (including farmers), business, agricultural cooperative, or a local unit of government...

  • Minnesota's STEM Internship Program Turns 10

    Feb 7, 2022

    Since its launch in February 2012, the SciTech Internship Program has helped over 2,250 college STEM interns connect with 555 companies in 142 cities state-wide. This month, SciTech turns 10 and is celebrating the people and companies who’ve made the program such a success. Check out this week’s stories and videos here. Designed to build and retain Minnesota’s STEM workforce, especially with women and students of color, SciTech doubles as a free resource for both employers and students. Minnesota small businesses get help finding talent...

  • Cass Lake ups their record to 15-0 with 82-69 win over the Warriors in Red Lake - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    Cass Lake-Bena pulls away from Red Lake for rivalry win RED LAKE -- You may be able to stay with the Cass Lake-Bena boys basketball team for one half. You might even be able to stay attached for part of the second half. But over 36 minutes, it's tough to keep up with the Panthers. CLB reminded onlookers of that on Thursday at Red Lake High School, as Kaydin Lee and Leroy Fairbanks IV helped the Panthers pull away from Red Lake in the second half. While the Warriors trailed by just two points at...

  • Red Lake's Junior Varsity victorious over Cass Lake JV 57-45 in early game on Thursday - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    Red Lake's Junior Varsity victorious over Cass Lake JV 57-45 in early game on Thursday Cass Lake ups their record to 15-0 with 82-69 win over the Warriors in Red Lake...

  • Lady Warriors run out of gas in second half, lose to Nevis 58-45 - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    The Red Lake Lady Warriors run out of gas in the second half, losing to Nevis 58-45 at home. Red Lake led 34-24 at the half. Nevis did not bring a JV team for some reason. In other action, in Nevis, Chris Jourdain reported: "Nevis looked good tonight, played our Warriors tough and got the wins, (Varsity and Junior Varsity). Josh Graves lead the team with a strong game all around and finished with 20 points."...

  • Red Lake Warriors lose a nail-biter to Kelliher-Northome 65-62 on Friday night - P-6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    The Red Lake Warriors lost a nail-biter to Kelliher-Northome 65-62 on Friday night. Junior Varsity had no trouble with Kelliher-Northome in their 58-25 win at home....

  • Junior Varsity has no trouble with Kelliher-Northome in 58-25 win at home - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    Junior Varsity had no trouble with Kelliher-Northome in their 58-25 win at home. The Red Lake Warriors lost a nail-biter to Kelliher-Northome 65-62 on Friday night....

  • Pine River comes on strong in second half to beat Red Lake 78-54 - P9

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    Pine River comes on strong in second half to beat Red Lake 78-54 Red Lake JV rolls over Pine River 61-27...

  • Red Lake JV rolls over Pine River 61-27 - P9

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    Red Lake JV rolls over Pine River 61-27 Pine River comes on strong in second half to beat Red Lake 78-54...

  • Lady Warriors edge Pine River 57-53 - P16

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 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...

  • Red Lake Warriors drop 4th game in a row to North Woods 80-43 - P23

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 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...

  • Red Lake New Year's Eve Contest Pow Wow held on Friday, December 31, 2021 - P27

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 7, 2022

    Red Lake New Year's Eve Contest Pow Wow - December 31, 2021 Grand Entry 1 PM nd 7 PM - Red Lake Humanities Center https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-...

  • February Weed of the Month: 2021 New County Finds of Prohibited Eradicate Noxious Weeds

    Emilie Justen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture|Feb 7, 2022

    A noxious weed is defined by the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law as an annual, biennial, or perennial plant that the Commissioner of Agriculture designates to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property. Noxious weeds are categorized into four regulatory categories: Prohibited Eradicate, Prohibited Control, Restricted, and Specially Regulated. The highest priority weeds are Prohibited Eradicate. To prevent these species from becoming widespread th...

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