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Articles from the February 26, 2024 edition


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  • Marie Julia Byrd

    Feb 26, 2024

    Marie Julia Byrd September 26, 1943 - February 23, 2024 Marie Julia Byrd, 80, of Ebro, Minnesota died on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Cornerstone Senior Care in Bagley, Minnesota. A wake will begin on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rice Lake Community Center in Rice Lake, Minnesota and continue until the time of the Funeral Service on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements....

  • Helena Graikowski

    Feb 26, 2024

    Helena Graikowski October 12, 1938 - February 20, 2024 Nazhikewigaabawiikwe (Alone Standing Woman), Helena Moose Graikowski, age 85, passed away on February 20, 2024. Visitation will begin at 6 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Chiminising Community Center near Isle, MN. A Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Chiminising Community Center near Isle, MN. Interment will be in the Faith Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of...

  • Red Lake Nation State of the Band 2024

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 26, 2024

    Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr. State of the Band remarks: Good morning Red Lake Nation Members, Tribal Council, Chiefs, all Tribal and Gaming Employees and visitors. It’s a great day as we are going through an unbelievable winter, climate change. I would like to start out by informing the members, that there will be a financial summit in April to answer any financial questions anyone may have. Treasurer Lussier will give an update on that event. EAST BOUNDARY AND OTHER TRIBAL L...

  • Red Lake emphasizes hope for the future in 2024 State of the Band Address

    Feb 26, 2024

    REDBY - In the midst of a new year, Red Lake Nation remains committed to highlighting its triumphs while addressing struggles of the past and present. Such a sentiment threaded its way throughout the 2024 State of the Band Address on Friday, complete with song, dance and rich Anishinaabe traditions. Opening with four songs from the Little Bear Drum Group, Fred Desjarlait, Jr. recited an opening prayer before the introduction of nation royalty and notable guests. Tribal council members then...

  • Deal to dodge government shutdown appears to stall amid GOP policy demands

    Feb 26, 2024

    Leaders in Congress slipped Sunday in their last-minute scramble to head off a looming government shutdown deadline that could shutter vital services at the Transportation Department, strain food stamp programs and put housing assistance for millions of families in jeopardy. With some federal funding set to expire in less than a week, House Republican policy demands - on issues ranging from LGBTQ rights and abortion to national security concerns on immigration and competition from China - have...

  • Clock is ticking for Trump to post bonds worth half a billion dollars

    Feb 26, 2024

    Hours after a New York judge ordered Donald Trump to pay a $355 million penalty for submitting false data to financial institutions, the former president railed against the decision during a fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago Club with some of the Republican Party's wealthiest donors. Trump claimed at that Feb. 16 gathering that the judge in the civil fraud case had made history by ordering him to pay such a staggering sum, according to two people who were there. He suggested that the judgment was so...

  • How Justice Engoron's numbers add up for Trump's penalty in the N.Y. fraud trial

    Feb 26, 2024

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump this month was ordered by a New York Supreme Court justice to pay a penalty of $354,868,768, plus interest that continues to accrue, because the former president and his company were found to have used false financial statements that deceived banks and insurance companies. Justice Arthur Engoron's ruling in the case came to $363,894,816 with the inclusion of $9,026,048 in penalties against Trump's two adult sons and another company executive. Adding prejudgment interest...

  • In Arizona, Biden's handling of immigration fuels frustration among key voters

    Feb 26, 2024

    PHOENIX - Ricardo Villafan, a Democrat and son of Mexican immigrants, had hope when Joe Biden was elected that he might pursue a more compassionate immigration agenda than his predecessor. But President Biden's latest embrace of strict policies to contain the influx of migrants coming to the U.S. southern border has left him disappointed. Sitting here at a downtown beer garden, Villafan and several other members of the Maricopa County Young Democrats unloaded their frustration over how they...

  • Supreme Court offers possible road map for schools to diversify top programs

    Feb 26, 2024

    When the Supreme Court allowed an elite magnet school in Northern Virginia to continue using a new system for admissions aimed at diversifying its student body last week, other schools were watching. Across the country, districts have been unsettled by the makeup of their top academic programs, especially scant numbers of Black and Hispanic students, and many have implemented new admissions systems. But a question loomed: Would this be legal given the Supreme Court's decisions, including its...

  • Rep. Dean Phillips' constituents have mixed feelings about his presidential campaign

    Feb 26, 2024

    Karl Bunday did everything he could to help Dean Phillips get elected to Congress in 2018, marching in parades, writing postcards in support of the Minnesota Democrat and even donating money. Now, Bunday said he can hardly recognize the Phillips who's challenging President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination and he regrets his previous work for him. "The tone is different. The tone is much more negative - it's not an 'everyone's invited,' it's 'you can't trust the system, the system's out...

  • Supreme Court to decide how the First Amendment applies to social media

    Feb 26, 2024

    WASHINGTON - The most important First Amendment cases of the internet era, to be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday, may turn on a single question: Do platforms like Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and X, formerly Twitter, most closely resemble newspapers or shopping centers or phone companies? The two cases arrive at the court garbed in politics, as they concern laws in Florida and Texas aimed at protecting conservative speech by forbidding leading social media sites from removing posts based on...

  • 31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

    Feb 26, 2024

    KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. ''31,000 Ukrainian military personnel have been killed in this war. Not 300,000, not 150,000, not whatever Putin and his deceitful circle have been lying about. But nevertheless, each of these...

  • US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants' surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

    Feb 26, 2024

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S. officials, American and British fighter jets on Saturday hit sites in eight locations, targeting missiles, launchers, rockets, drones and air defense systems. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to provide...

  • Consumers are increasingly pushing back against price increases - and winning

    Feb 26, 2024

    WASHINGTON - Inflation has changed the way many Americans shop. Now, those changes in consumer habits are helping bring down inflation. Fed up with prices that remain about 19%, on average, above where they were before the pandemic, consumers are fighting back. In grocery stores, they're shifting away from name brands to store-brand items, switching to discount stores or simply buying fewer items like snacks or gourmet foods. More Americans are buying used cars, too, rather than new, forcing...

  • What roles did Minnesota's Native American chiefs play? And who were some notable ones?

    Feb 26, 2024

    It is a well-known image: A stoic Native American man in ceremonial garb with a feathered headdress. A chief. That portrait of strength and courage has been memorialized in films and statues, as well as exploited to sell cigarettes and motorcycles. It is a core American cultural stereotype, recently at the center of the most-watched sporting event in American history when the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII. Rob Robertson, a history buff from Eden Prairie, wanted to know more about...

  • Koch network stops spending on Nikki Haley's presidential campaign

    Feb 26, 2024

    Americans For Prosperity Action, the powerful conservative group supporting Nikki Haley in the Republican presidential primary, will no longer spend money on behalf of her campaign. In an email to staff obtained by POLITICO, Americans For Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel said Sunday that the group's political arm, AFP Action, had to "take stock" of its spending priorities after Haley's loss in the South Carolina primary. The Koch-aligned group, Seidel said, will now focus its efforts on competitive...

  • Minnesota Farmers Encouraged to Take Part in Annual Survey

    Feb 26, 2024

    St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer survey. This year the survey will focus on best management practices (BMPs) for corn and soybean farmers. The data being collected helps the MDA track the awareness, adoption, and use of nitrogen and pesticide BMPs and provides guidance to education and research programs. The mailed survey is being sent to the 7,600 Minnesota farmers selected for this project. Farmers that have not returned their questionnaire...

  • Edina Financial Adviser Charged with Wire Fraud for Stealing $1.6 Million from Clients

    Feb 26, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – An Edina financial adviser has been charged with wire fraud after misappropriating $1.6 million in client investment funds, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, Kristi Margaret Berge, 47, was the founder and CEO of Keep Safe Investments, LLC, or "KSI Financial," a financial planning and investment services firm. Berge also co-owned and operated J&K Connect LLC, a company that invested in real estate through buying, renovating, and r...

  • NINE LITTLE GIRLS

    Feb 26, 2024

    Almost every February for a decade, Barbara Charbonneau-Dahlen and her eight sisters donned their traditional Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa regalia, took deep breaths, and piled into cars to travel to the South Dakota Legislature in Pierre. In the state capitol building, the sisters told lawmakers year after year about the abuse they endured as children in the 1950s and '60s at the hands of priests, nuns, and staff at St. Paul's Indian Mission boarding school in Marty, South Dakota. The...

  • Native Actress Lily Gladstone Wins SAG Best Actress Award on Saturday Night

    Feb 26, 2024

    scar-nominated actress Lily Gladstone (Blackfeet and Nimíipuu) won the Best Actress in a Lead Role award at the 30th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday night. The SAG Awards were streamed live on Netflix. Gladstone won the award for her portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon. "We bring empathy into a world that so much needs it," Gladstone said during her acceptance speech. "It's so easy to distance ourselves. It's so easy to close off, to stop feeling. And we all...

  • Peggy Flanagan: 'The system failed Nex Benedict'

    Feb 26, 2024

    Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan criticized Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday, saying he is “not doing enough” in response to the death of 16-year-old nonbinary student and Choctaw descendent Nex Benedict. In an interview with ICT, Flanagan blamed Oklahoma lawmakers for enacting laws targeting 2SLGBT+ students, calling them “very intentional choices by decision makers.” She specifically cited a 2022 law, requiring students to use bathrooms that align with their gender at birth. The bullying against Benedict started shortly after that la...

  • Leech Lake Band Public Notice: FY25 Public Budget Hearings

    Feb 26, 2024

    CASS LAKE – The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Accounting Department is pleased to announce the schedule for the FY25 Budget Public Hearings. These important sessions are designed to involve community members directly in the budgetary process, ensuring their voices are heard and considered in financial planning. To accommodate everyone, the hearings will be accessible both in person and virtually via Zoom, making it convenient for all to participate. The department emphasizes the importance of c...

  • Lady Warriors Struggle on Offense in 69-25 loss to Blackduck on Parent Night in Red Lake - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 26, 2024

    Lady Warriors Struggle on Offense in 69-25 loss to Blackduck on Parent Night in Red Lake Red Lake's JV loses 36-24 in early game...

  • Gerald Kingbird Jr. scores 45 in Warriors win over Blackduck 94-70 on Thursday evening - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 26, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: Varsity boys get the win 94-70 behind some big games by Kingbird, Jr. who went for 45, earning WRLN player of the game. Dudley, Jr. played his game, came up huge for his team with 26 points and may have got close to a triple double with all his rebounds and assists. Cello brought his energy to the game in his first varsity start and played some nice defense on the Drakes and took good care of the ball. Shoutout to the Drakes for battling hard the whole game and never...

  • Cass Lake Panthers dominate Lady Warriors 99-37 in Red Lake - P8

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Feb 26, 2024

    Cass Lake Panthers dominate Lady Warriors 99-37 in Red Lake...

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