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Articles from the February 2, 2024 edition


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  • Keith William "Koogie" Defoe

    Feb 2, 2024

    Keith William "Koogie" Defoe 1950 ~ 2024 (age 73) Keith William "Koogie" Defoe, Ma' IIngan meaning "Wolf" of the Bear Clan, and of Redby, Mn started his journey from Sanford hospital in Frago, ND on January 30, 2024. He was born on February 14, 1950, to Leonard Stately and Priscilla DeFoe in Red Lake, MN. He grew up in the west end of Red Lake. Keith's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker MN. Online Keith William "Koogie" Defoe Ma' IIngan meaning "Wolf" of the Bear...

  • Ami Renee Sullivan-Fleming

    Feb 2, 2024

    Ami Renee Sullivan-Fleming February 25, 1992 Jiigewegaabawiikwe, Ami Sullivan-Fleming, Visitation will begin at 5:30 PM on Friday, February 2, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation, with Baabiitaw officiating. Interment will be in Vineland Burial Grounds. Upcoming Events Visitation FEB 2. 5:30 PM...

  • Red Lake Nation Tribal Regulatory Cannabis Agency releases statement

    Feb 2, 2024

    It has come to our attention that rumors are circulating around discussions and actions that took place at the 01.30.24 meeting of the [Red Lake] Tribal Council. In an effort to set the record straight, and in the interest of transparency, we wish to communicate the following facts: - The Tribal Regulatory Cannabis Agency was established in the passing of the Adult-Use Cannabis Ordinance to be responsible for the regulation of cannabis activities on Red Lake lands The roles and responsibilities...

  • Attorney General's Office: Winona LaDuke made unauthorized transactions and mishandled harassment claims as head of her nonprofit

    Feb 2, 2024

    Winona LaDuke, co-founder and former executive director of the environmental group Honor the Earth, mishandled sexual harassment claims and used organization funds to make unauthorized payments to family members, according to allegations in a court petition filed by Attorney General Keith Ellison's office following an investigation into the nonprofit. The Attorney General's Charities Division investigation of LaDuke was made public as part of the petition for an "assurance of discontinuance"...

  • Minnesota colleges scramble to re-evaluate decision deadlines after FAFSA delays

    Feb 2, 2024

    Some Minnesota colleges are scrambling to figure out if they should extend their decision deadlines after the U.S. Department of Education announced it would be sharing students' financial aid information with schools weeks later than anticipated. "In the larger financial aid world, it is a very big deal and significantly changes timelines, especially for schools and their admitted students who are trying to make a decision about where they're going to attend next year," said Brian Lindeman,...

  • New public health insurance could reach 100,000 Minnesotans, state estimates

    Feb 2, 2024

    A public option that competes with Minnesota's private health insurers could entice more than 100,000 people at a cost up to $364 million per year to state taxpayers. Those estimates were included in a study released Thursday by the state Department of Commerce ahead of what's likely to be a divisive debate in the Legislature over expanding the state's role in insuring Minnesotans. Gov. Tim Walz and Democratic lawmakers say health insurance will become more affordable if a public option is...

  • Twin Cities tattoo parlor owner admits trafficking body parts

    Feb 2, 2024

    The longtime owner of a tattoo parlor in White Bear Lake has admitted his role in the buying and selling of stolen human remains. Matt Lampi, 52, of East Bethel pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania to interstate transport of stolen goods in connection with his participation in a nationwide network that prosecutors say bought and sold body parts from Harvard Medical School and an Arkansas mortuary. Lampi, owner of Get to the Point Tattoos parlor, remains out of custody...

  • Need some Minnesota Nice for that burn? Sen. Tina Smith roasts Dean Phillips

    Feb 2, 2024

    Beware the Minnesota Nice ones. Congress and its correspondents gathered Wednesday night for the Washington Press Club Foundation's annual congressional dinner. These Beltway galas are an occasion to schmooze, booze and try your hand at political comedy. The biggest laughs in the room, according to Politico's Playbook on Thursday morning, came from someone who wasn't even in the room. https://www.startribune.com/need-some-minnesota-nice-for-that-burn-sen-tina-smith-roasts-dea...

  • Newest COVID shots are 54% effective in preventing symptoms, CDC finds

    Feb 2, 2024

    NEW YORK - The latest versions of COVID-19 vaccines were 54% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in adults, according to the first U.S. study to assess how well the shots work. The shots became available last year and were designed to better protect against more recent coronavirus variants. In Thursday's study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 9,000 people who got tested for COVID-19 at CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, checking who tested positive and whether they...

  • Minneapolis encampment 'Nenookaasi' cleared for the second time in one week

    Feb 2, 2024

    A high volume of calls for service and a more precarious mood led to a swift closure of the Minneapolis homeless encampment known as "Camp Nenookaasi" on Thursday, 48 hours after campers relocated from just blocks away. It was the second time this week the city closed the camp after shuttering another iteration of Nenookaasi on Tuesday at E. 26th Street and 14th Avenue S. "This situation just felt different. The safety concerns and the potential for violence was just too high," Minneapolis...

  • Minnesota National Guard sends 550 soldiers to Middle East in one of state's largest recent deployments

    Feb 2, 2024

    In his four decades in the Minnesota National Guard, Sgt. Maj. Chris Schlukebier has deployed overseas three times. Each came at a different phase in the Rosemount man's life and to a different global hot spot: First to Bosnia in 2003 when his children were young, then to Iraq in 2009 - the most difficult deployment, because Iraq was especially dangerous and his three daughters were teenagers - and then to Kuwait in 2018. On Thursday morning, Schlukebier, now a 57-year-old grandfather, strode...

  • Biden sanctions Israeli settlers accused of attacking Palestinians and peace activists in West Bank

    Feb 2, 2024

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Thursday issued an executive order that targets Israeli settlers in the West Bank who have been accused of attacking Palestinians and Israeli peace activists in the occupied territory, imposing financial sanctions and visa bans in an initial round against four individuals. Those settlers were involved in acts of violence, as well as threats and attempts to destroy or seize Palestinian property, according to the order. The penalties aim to block the four from u...

  • Attorney General Ellison releases report on social media and AI's effect on young people

    Feb 2, 2024

    February 1, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Today, Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office released a report detailing the harmful effects that emerging technologies, like social media platforms and artificial intelligence, are having on young people in Minnesota. The report also makes a series of recommendations for policymakers to create a safer and healthier online environment for children and teenagers. The Minnesota Legislature commissioned the report in 2023 and required the Attorney General to deliver it by February 1, 2024. See 2023 Minn. Law...

  • State of Minnesota awards nearly $1.5 million to schools and transportation companies for school bus stop arm cameras

    Feb 2, 2024

    ST. PAUL — Most drivers understand they must stop for a school bus with red flashing lights and an extended stop arm. For drivers who don’t know the law or place their priorities ahead of student safety, the stop arm camera grant project will help prevent tragedy through education and enforcement. Sixteen schools and transportation companies are receiving grants for stop arm camera systems. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) announced nearly $1.5 million in its seventh round of grants. Here is the list of...

  • Bill to Support Native American Entrepreneurs Advances Out of Committee

    Feb 2, 2024

    The House Committee on Small Business on Wednesday passed Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act (H.R. 7102) unanimously. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), who is a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) will enhance the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA). "Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities and economy, and Tribal businesses are often important employers on...

  • VIDEO: 'For centuries, Native people have had everything stolen from them'

    Feb 2, 2024

    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is calling out museums, universities and other institutions for failing to comply with the Native American Graves Protection Act and Repatriation Act, a federal law known as NAGPRA. Schatz serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He’s entered into the Congressional record a full list of entities that he said have been slow to return ancestral remains and cultural property to their rightful owners. Watch his remarks from the U.S Senate floor on February 1, 2024. https://indian...

  • Teacher finds middle ground, expands curriculum for Native studies

    Feb 2, 2024

    Scrolling through his slides, Robert Bird Horse, a social studies teacher at Mandan High School in North Dakota, is always searching for new ways to present lessons for his Native American Cultural Studies course. This is Bird Horse’s tenth year at Mandan High School, MHS. Previously, he spent four years as an instructional aide at Century High School in Bismarck. When he first came to MHS he started out working as a credit recovery teacher. His current classroom at the Brave Center Academy used to be a computer lab where students would take o...

  • Cass Lake-Bena Boys' B-Ball Pulls Away to Beat Red Lake 94-81 | Lakeland News

    Feb 2, 2024

    Cass Lake-Bena Boys' B-Ball Pulls Away to Beat Red Lake 94-81 | Lakeland News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjRXobNHY2Q...

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

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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 - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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 - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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 - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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...

  • Bagley Lady Flyers come out on top of Lady Warriors 72-64 on Friday night - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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 - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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.hudl...

  • Red Lake Lady Warriors clip Lake of the Woods 46-37 - P10

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 2, 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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