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  • Kionna Amerie Sayers

    Feb 9, 2024

    Kionna Amerie Sayers September 29, 2005 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 18) Kionna Amerie Sayers, 18 years young, journeyed to the spirit world unexpectedly on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from her home in Minneapolis, MN. She was born on September 29, 2005, in Onamia, MN, the daughter of Cassandra Rice and Raymond Sayers. Kionna was a beautiful young lady and liked to do her hair, makeup, and nails. She enjoyed ricing, beading, giving tattoos, and piercings. She was athletic, playing volleyball,...

  • Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel's report that questioned his memory, handling of docs

    Feb 9, 2024

    WASHINGTON - A special counsel report released Thursday found evidence that President Joe Biden willfully retained and shared highly classified information when he was a private citizen, including about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, but concluded that criminal charges were not warranted. The report from special counsel Robert Hur resolves a criminal investigation that had shadowed Biden's presidency for the last year. But its bitingly critical assessment of his handling of...

  • Robbinsdale police officer testifies why he stopped Myon Burrell, searched vehicle

    Feb 9, 2024

    Myon Burrell, the Minneapolis man whose life sentence for murder was commuted in 2020, argued in court this week for the dismissal of drug and gun charges filed against him last year, saying there was no probable cause to pull him over before his car was searched leading to the discovery of the contraband. A Robbinsdale police officer testified in Hennepin County District Court in the ongoing criminal case against Burrell, 37, charged in September with fifth-degree drug possession and illegal we...

  • The Supreme Court seems poised to reject efforts to kick Trump off the ballot over the Capitol riot

    Feb 9, 2024

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seems poised to reject attempts to kick former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot, with conservative and liberal justices in apparent agreement in a case that puts them at the heart of a presidential election. A definitive ruling for Trump, the leading Republican candidate for president, would largely end efforts in Colorado, Maine and elsewhere to prevent his name from appearing on the ballot. The justices could act quickly, possibly by Super Tuesday on...

  • Consumer Reports calls out General Mills for plastic chemicals in food

    Feb 9, 2024

    There's plastic in our food, and consumer advocates are tired of waiting for federal regulators to do something about it. Consumer Reports sent a letter to General Mills this week over relatively high levels of plastic chemicals called phthalates found in several products, including Cheerios, Yoplait, Progresso vegetable soup and cans of Annie's organic cheesy ravioli. Phthalates are "plasticizers" used in the production of plastic to make them stronger and softer and are commonly used in vinyl...

  • Minnesota schools see influx of Latin American migrant students

    Feb 9, 2024

    chools across Minnesota are enrolling hundreds of new students who have arrived with a recent wave of Latin American migrants, prompting a midyear scramble by district leaders to make sure they can offer the language and support services the young newcomers need. The students' arrival has boosted enrollment numbers in public schools, which get funding on a per-pupil basis. But it has also stretched resources in districts that need to hire more Spanish-speaking educators while facing...

  • Twin Cities man sentenced for illegally playing casino slots for bettors who watched live on TikTok

    Feb 9, 2024

    A Twin Cities man has been sentenced in one of two cases that alleged he roamed two Minnesota casinos and played slots for gamblers who paid to have their bets placed, then watched live on TikTok in hopes of striking it rich. Blake C. Fitzgerald, 40, of Farmington pleaded guilty in Scott County District Court to a gross misdemeanor charge of running a remote bookie business for at least four months until January 2023 while at Mystic Lake Casino in the Scott County city of Prior Lake or Treasure...

  • FBI arrests Redwood Falls man alleged to belong to 'Aryan Freedom Network' Nazi group

    Feb 9, 2024

    The FBI this week arrested a southwest Minnesota man described as an armed member of a neo-Nazi extremist group who professed to make his own firearms and explosives. Federal charges unsealed Wednesday against Andrew David Munsinger, 40, of Redwood Falls, detail a yearlong FBI probe involving multiple paid informants and trips around the country to participate in weapons training and other events on behalf of the Aryan Freedom Network (AFN), a Texas-based Nazi group which purportedly has chapters in 25 states. Introducing himself as "Thor" to...

  • Former Viking Jared Allen misses Hall of Fame again: 'I'm hugely disappointed and shocked'

    Feb 9, 2024

    Jared Allen's mounting frustration with the Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection process continues into a fifth year. The former Vikings defensive end is not part of a seven-member Class of 2024 that features fellow edge rushers Dwight Freeney and Julius Peppers along with linebacker Patrick Willis, receiver Andre Johnson, returner Devin Hester and Seniors Committee choices Randy Gradishar and Steve McMichael. The class was announced Thursday night during the NFL Honors ceremony in Las Vegas,...

  • Minneapolis OKs $950K payout to journalists injured by police during protests after George Floyd's murder

    Feb 9, 2024

    The Minneapolis City Council signed off Thursday on a nearly $1 million settlement with several journalists who sued in federal court after they were injured by police while covering protests that followed George Floyd's murder in 2020. "We must protect journalists," said attorney Kevin Riach, who worked with the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-MN) to reach the agreement. "Their work is critical to the health of our democracy. "This settlement is an important step forward in holding the Minneapolis Police...

  • Putin urges US to push Ukraine to talks, hints at possible swap of imprisoned WSJ reporter

    Feb 9, 2024

    Russian President Vladimir Putin used an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to urge Washington to recognize Moscow's interests and persuade Ukraine to sit down for talks. Putin also said that Russia stands ready to negotiate a potential prisoner exchange that would free Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was detained last March on espionage charges he denies, and hinted that Moscow wants the release of its agent imprisoned in Germany. Most of the interview,...

  • Enbridge appeals to vacate an order that would shut down its pipeline

    Feb 9, 2024

    MADISON, Wis. - An attorney for the energy company Enbridge tried to persuade a federal appellate court Thursday to vacate an order that would shut down part of a pipeline running through a Wisconsin tribal reservation. About 12 miles (19 km) of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline runs across the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation. The company contends that U.S. District Judge William Conley improperly ordered Enbridge last summer to shut down a section of the pipeline on the...

  • DFL to introduce bill barring police from enforcing federal civil immigration law

    Feb 9, 2024

    ST. PAUL - The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will introduce a bill this session that will prohibit Minnesota's state and local law enforcement officials from acting to enforce federal civil immigration law. "In these uncertain times, bold and decisive action to protect our immigrant communities is necessary," Sen. Omar Fateh, DFL-Minneapolis, said during a Thursday, Feb. 8, press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol. Fateh authored the bill with Rep. Sandra Feist, DFL-New Brighton. The...

  • Public hearing set for February 20 on Lake Region Healthcare closure of voluntary admission inpatient mental health unit

    Feb 9, 2024

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will hold a public hearing on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. on Lake Region Healthcare’s closure of its voluntary admission inpatient mental health unit in Fergus Falls. With the closing of its inpatient mental health unit, Lake Region Healthcare will partner with other regional inpatient units to provide these services, according to the submission it filed with MDH. Lake Region Healthcare plans to continue offering out-patient mental health services and programming for continued access to mental health services...

  • DEED Awards More Than $3.1 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Two Greater Minnesota Cities

    Feb 9, 2024

    ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that it has awarded more than $3.1 million in infrastructure grants to projects in Austin and Lester Prairie. The funding, awarded from DEED’s Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program (BDPI), is expected to retain or create 211 full-time jobs and leverage $182.5 million in private investment. “DEED is dedicated to economic development in all cities across Minnesota,” said DEED Commissioner Matt Varilek....

  • Royalton Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

    Feb 9, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Royalton man has been sentenced to 192 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for producing sexually explicit images of a minor, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, in November 2022, Andrew John Groen, 35, contacted a minor victim using the messaging application TextMe. Groen, who knew the victim was a minor, identified himself in messages as a 19-year-old man named “Tyler.” On multiple occasions, Groen coerced the minor to send sexually explicit images....

  • Minneapolis Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cocaine Distribution

    Feb 9, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on April 11, 2023, law enforcement executed a search warrant on a Minneapolis home belonging to Luis Fernando Cervantes, 37. As a result of the search, law enforcement found seven one-kilogram packages of cocaine and a firearm. On October 18, 2023, Cervantes pleaded guilty to possession with...

  • ROLLING HOPE

    Feb 9, 2024

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -Twice a week, Coleman Cox (Cherokee) drives a white sprinter van full of life-saving supplies along winding rural Oklahoma roads from Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, to Vinita, a town of 5,000 about 70 miles north. It's a hot spot for drug use in the northern part of the reservation. Cox, who's 38, is the director of the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Program, an evidence-based public health strategy designed to mitigate the adverse effects of drug use, such as...

  • Governor still mum on tribal law enforcement in Lake County

    Feb 9, 2024

    Officials in Lake County say the clock is ticking for the state to assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Indian Reservation, but so far they've heard nothing from Gov. Greg Gianforte. In November, the Lake County Commission sent a letter to Gianforte informing him that the local sheriff's office and criminal justice system would no longer handle felony law enforcement on the reservation under what is called Public Law 280. The agreement between the state and tribe is...

  • 'Genocide Bowl': Activists to protest Super Bowl teams

    Feb 9, 2024

    Come game day Fridays, Kansas City turns red. Law firm office workers, elementary school students, elected leaders in city hall – everyone on both sides of the city whose borders reach into Kansas and Missouri – don NFL gear as a show of support for the hometown team. Everyone, that is, except Gaylene Crouser. At least that’s how it feels for the director of the Kansas City Indian Center. “It permeates everything,” she said. “You can’t turn on the TV or the radio without hearing that stereotypical song they play to get people to...

  • Lady Warriors unable to stop Walker-Hackensack-Akley in 85-33 loss in Red Lake

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 9, 2024

    Lady Warriors unable to stop Walker-Hackensack-Akley in 85-33 loss in Red Lake on Thursday, February 8, 2024....

  • Warriors pour it on in second half for 89-69 win over Walker-Hackensac-Akley - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 9, 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...

  • Dominic Fairbanks 49 points leads Cass Lake over Red Lake 94-81 - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 9, 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 - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 9, 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 - P10

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 9, 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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