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  • Melinda Marie Whiteman

    Feb 8, 2024

    Melinda Marie Whiteman July 25, 1988 - February 1, 2024 Melinda Marie Whiteman, 35 of St. Michael ND passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. There will be a Wake on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the St. Michael's Wellness Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a time of prayer and remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Friday at 3:00 p.m. from City Plaza, Devils Lake. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 10,...

  • Lutsen Lodge owner addresses financial challenges and calls out arson rumors

    Feb 8, 2024

    The owner of fire-ravaged Lutsen Lodge has been dogged by allegations in an escalating number of lawsuits for failing to meet financial obligations that total hundreds of thousands of dollars and continued to grow even as the last embers of the historic Lake Superior getaway still smoldered. Bryce Campbell acknowledged Wednesday that he owes roughly $150,000 to several people who own cabins and condominiums near the lodge that he managed for rental. Some have sued Campbell, alleging he withheld...

  • 2nd twin charged with swapping identities to conceal blame for fatal Amish buggy crash in Minnesota

    Feb 8, 2024

    A 35-year-old woman joined her twin Wednesday and was charged with concocting an identity-swapping plot to deceive law enforcement into believing she was the SUV driver who hit an Amish buggy last fall in southeastern Minnesota, killing two of the four children inside. Sarah Beth Petersen, of Kellogg, Minn., was charged in Fillmore County District Court with eight counts each of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation in connection with the crash shortly before 8:30 a.m....

  • Feeding Our Future leader alleges Minnesota Department of Education cover-up hid, mislabeled documents

    Feb 8, 2024

    Federally indicted Feeding Our Future leader Aimee Bock is alleging that the Minnesota Department of Education purposely misspelled words and mislabeled and deleted documents to prevent computer searches from revealing them in a civil lawsuit, violating state law. The Education Department sued Bock, 43, of Apple Valley and the now-defunct Feeding Our Future a year ago, seeking to recoup legal fees after the nonprofit sued the department in 2020 over stopped payments. Bock - who is charged in...

  • Many Minnesotans with disabilities earn far less than minimum wage. A push for equal pay continues.

    Feb 8, 2024

    DULUTH - Josh Haug patiently folded each towel from a massive green bin at Essentia Health's fitness center in Duluth on Tuesday, stacking them in neat piles. The 41-year-old, who has an intellectual disability, spends two shifts a week laundering and delivering clean towels to gym-goers - and earning more than minimum wage. It's a dramatic departure from the nearly two decades when he received "pennies on the dollar" to complete menial tasks at a segregated facility alongside dozens of other...

  • Student hospitalized after stabbing at Minnetonka High School

    Feb 8, 2024

    A 16-year-old student at Minnetonka High School remains in intensive care after being stabbed by another student Tuesday near the end of the school day, according to family members and district officials. The school said the injured student was hurt when a classmate attacked him with an "art tool." Family members said the boy was stabbed in the back by the other student while he was bending over.

  • Man dies after being struck by plow truck in northeast Minneapolis

    Feb 8, 2024

    A man is dead after being struck by a slow-moving Hennepin County plow truck that left a northeast Minneapolis gas station Wednesday. Officers responded to E. Hennepin Avenue, between SE. 6th and 7th streets, for a hit-and-run crash at around 2:30 a.m. They found the man near a Holiday gas station entrance, where police said it was apparent he was run over. Emergency medical personnel declared him dead at the scene.

  • Trump's presidential bid hangs in the balance in a Supreme Court case that's broken new legal ground

    Feb 8, 2024

    WASHINGTON — The fate of former President Donald Trump's attempt to return to the White House is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Thursday, the justices will hear arguments in Trump's appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that he is not eligible to run again for president because he violated a provision in the 14th Amendment preventing those who ''engaged in insurrection'' from holding office. Many legal observers expect the nation's highest court will reverse the Colorado ruling rather than remove the leading contender for the...

  • Cottage Grove couple's son died on a basketball court. Now they hope to save others.

    Feb 8, 2024

    With a CPR mannequin laid out on a table next to him, Cottage Grove Fire Captain Nick Arrigoni on Wednesday told a few dozen East Ridge High School basketball players how to save a life when someone's heart stops. His voice rising above the din of other athletes working out in the school's gymnasium, Arrigoni told the players how to assess the victim, call 911 and set their phone on speaker mode, and then quickly begin chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 beats per minute. "You might...

  • McDonald's eggs are now 100% cage-free with assist from Cargill and a Minnesota grower

    Feb 8, 2024

    NEW YORK CITY - Every Egg McMuffin sold in the U.S. now uses cage-free eggs after McDonald's and supplier Cargill achieved the milestone two years ahead of schedule. McDonald's last year bought 2 billion eggs, all from Cargill. Many of those eggs come from Minnesota. Forsman Farms invested millions to build a cage-free facility in Renville, Minn., to help meet the pledge McDonald's set in 2015 to use 100% cage-free eggs at its U.S. locations.

  • US drone strike in Baghdad kills high-ranking militia leader linked to attacks on American troops

    Feb 8, 2024

    BAGHDAD - A U.S. drone strike blew up a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing a high-ranking commander of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia who is responsible for ''directly planning and participating in attacks'' on American troops in the region, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The precision blast hit a main thoroughfare in the Mashtal neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, attracting a crowd as emergency teams picked through the wreckage. It came amid roiling tensions in the...

  • On live TV, Guardian Angels rough up a man in Times Square then misidentify him as a 'migrant'

    Feb 8, 2024

    NEW YORK — Members of the Guardian Angels roughed up a man during a live interview on Fox News Tuesday night, then misidentified him as a ''migrant'' in a primetime segment meant to highlight disorder and crime caused by new arrivals to New York City. The bizarre altercation played out as Curtis Sliwa, founder of the anti-crime patrol group, was speaking to Sean Hannity from Times Square, flanked by volunteers in their signature red berets and bomber jackets. As some Guardian Angels began leaving Sliwa's side to attend to an off-screen...

  • US Marine helicopter with five aboard goes missing in California

    Feb 8, 2024

    Rescue crews in California were searching for a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter with five crew members aboard that went missing overnight, military officials said on Wednesday, after days of torrential rains in Southern California. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was reported overdue when it failed to reach the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California, near San Diego, after departing Creech Air Force Base in Nevada about 40 miles (60 km) northwest of Las Vegas on Tuesday night, the...

  • Iron Range 'Razz Queen' pleads guilty to illegal gambling

    Feb 8, 2024

    HIBBING, Minn. — A woman who called herself the "Razz Queen" has pleaded guilty to running an illegal lottery that reportedly brought in more than $117,000 in less than 10 months. Kathryn Jean Deblack, 39, of Hibbing, was placed on one year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine — the statutory maximum — after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor gambling charge last week in State District Court. Deblack, according to court documents, defied warnings from state agents to cease the raffles she conducted through...

  • Minnesota DNR reworks management plans for over 100 lakes

    Feb 8, 2024

    ST. PAUL - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries offices across Minnesota are reworking management plans for 112 lakes in 34 counties in 2024 and they are asking for the public's input during February. "People interested in the health and quality of Minnesota's fisheries are a critical part of the DNR's fisheries lake management planning process," said Jon Hansen, DNR fisheries management consultant. People who want to discuss management for a lake can call or email the area...

  • Attorney General Ellison prevails at Minnesota Supreme Court on Otto Bremer trustee removal case

    Feb 8, 2024

    February 7, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison prevailed today in an opinion of the Minnesota Supreme Court that upheld decisions of lower courts supporting the removal of former Otto Bremer Trust trustee Brian Lipschultz. Attorney General Ellison first sued the Otto Bremer Trust in 2020, alleging the trustees of the Otto Bremer Trust, including Lipschultz, had engaged in a pattern of serious breaches of fiduciary duty, including self-dealing, excessive compensation and spending, creating a hostile work environment,...

  • Attorney General Ellison secures low-cost insulin for Minnesotans

    Feb 8, 2024

    February 7, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today he has reached a settlement with insulin manufacturer Eli Lilly that guarantees that starting today, all Minnesotans, with or without insurance, can buy Eli Lilly’s insulin products for $35 per month for the next five years. As part of the settlement, Eli Lilly will also donate enough free insulin, a life-saving drug used to treat diabetes, to satisfy the needs of 15 clinics serving the neediest Minnesotans for the same period of five years....


    Feb 8, 2024

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HELITACK CREWMEMBER DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES / FORESTRY / FIRE NATIONAL AVIATION PROGRAM Open: February 7, 2024 Closing: February 23, 2024 5:00p.m. INTRODUCTION: This is a full-time seasonal, Wildland Fire Aviation position with benefits and salary dependent on qualifications and experience. It is established to provide fast initial attack, large fire support on wildland fires and other incidents and is a specialist in helicopter operations for Exclusive Use and...

  • Seven Clans Casino - Thief River Falls New Bar construction announcement and River Road Cafe Opening

    Feb 8, 2024

    Seven Clans Casino, Hotel and Water Park - Thief River Falls: Hello Seven Clans fans! Starting on Monday, February 12th our Triple 7s Eatery will close down for a remodel and the construction of our New Bar will also begin! (The current bar will be open during the construction of the new bar). On the same day, the River Road Cafe will open!it will be open daily 8:30am - 11pm for dine-in or take out! We are continuing to make improvements all around the property, big changes for better dining...

  • State Fire Marshal Releases Lutsen Resort Lodge Inspection Details

    Feb 8, 2024

    ST. PAUL — Following a Feb. 6 fire that destroyed the Lutsen Resort Lodge, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal (SFM) division is releasing information regarding the property's most recent inspection. By state statute, hotels, motels and buildings used for lodging, with six or more guest rooms for short-term rentals, are inspected for fire safety once every three years. The last SFM inspection at the Lutsen Resort Lodge took place on July 6, 2023, and found seven violations, four of which the property owner repaired. I...

  • Tribes Will Get Part of $150M Settlement from Opioid Manufacturer Hikma Pharmecuticals

    Feb 8, 2024

    Federally Recognized Tribes will get part of a $150 million settlement from opioid manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals for its part in the nationwide opioid crisis. The settlement includes $115 million cash and $35 million worth of opioid overdose reversal drugs. It will be distributed among state, local and Tribal governments over the next 18 years. It is unclear how much of the settlement will be allocated to federally recognized tribes.

  • NAGPRA enforcement enters new era after more than 30 years

    Feb 8, 2024

    Museums and educational institutions are facing new pressures to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) amid high-level attention to the decades-old law. NAGPRA regulations finalized by the Biden administration on the eve of the White House Tribal Nations Summit in December have already forced some institutions to remove cultural items from public view. The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, was one of the first to take action as it considers how to secure “consent” from the Native communities...

  • Proposed tribal education trust fund faces pressure

    Feb 8, 2024

    A bill proposal to create a tribal education trust fund to support education infrastructure in tribal communities in New Mexico is facing pressure on multiple fronts from stakeholders and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. House Bill 134, introduced by Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo), would create the tribal education trust fund and distribute 5 percent of the average year-end market values of the trust fund over the last five years to tribal education departments. The bill would create a task force that would determine how the funds would be...

  • Tribal Nations Education Committee Elects New Leadership

    Feb 8, 2024

    CASS LAKE- The Tribal Nations Education Committee (TNEC) elected Laurie Harper as its new Chair and Beth Tepper as its new Vice-Chair on January 17, 2024. Chair Harper has served as the TNEC representative for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe since 2018 and was voted in during a special election to fill the recently vacated seat of Jennifer Murray, who served as Chairperson for four years representing the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Harper works as the Director of Education for the...

  • Warriors pour it on in second half for 89-69 win over Walker-Hackensac-Akley - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 8, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: Ogichidaag picked up the conference win tonight, behind a good second half to answer a good first half start by Walker‼️ Sophomore Ryan Kingbird earned WRLN Player of the Game honors with a 15 points and 12 rebound performance in his first Varsity start. Up next is a huge section game against the #2 team in the 8A east subsection, Win-E-Mac, on Saturday at high noon at home. The Ogichidaag currently hold the #3 seed. Red Lake High School vs Walker-Hackensack-Akeley...

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