Articles from the February 28, 2023 edition

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Winifred L. LaPrairie

Winifred L. LaPrairie March 12, 1953 - February 24, 2023 Winnie Lorayne LaPrairie passed away peacefully, Friday, February 24, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis with her family by her side. She was born March 12th, 1953, in Cloquet, MN to George and Theresa LaPrairie, she was the 4th of 7 children. She was the...

 

Duane "Juju" Anthony Beaudreau, Jr.

Duane "Juju" Anthony Beaudreau, Jr. June 14, 1965 ~ February 24, 2023 (age 57) Duane Anthony Beaudreau, Jr. "Juju", age 57, journeyed to the spirit world on Friday, February 24, 2023, from Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, MN. He was born on June 14, 1965, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Cornelia (Antell)...

 

Minnesota's staggering surplus stays mostly unchanged at $17.5 billion

Minnesota's staggering estimated budget surplus remained largely unchanged at $17.5 billion, with Monday's financial forecast setting up DFL state leaders to continue their push for significant new spending in the next budget. Higher-than-anticipated tax dollars and unspent cash from years past boosted revenue projections. The...

 

Future of some electronic pulltabs in jeopardy after Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling

The Minnesota Gambling Control Board improperly allowed an "open-all" feature on electronic pulltabs, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday, siding with the state's American Indian tribes. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community brought the matter to the appeals court after initially challenging the open-all function in...

 

Mayo Clinic's operating income fell by half last year on rising labor costs

Rising labor costs dampened earnings across Mayo Clinic's health system in 2022 as Minnesota's largest employer confronted staffing problems being felt across the industry. The Rochester-based nonprofit reported Monday an operating income of $595 million last year - a 50% drop from 2021 when it reported a record $1.2 billion in...

 

Rochester superintendent becomes a snow-day superhero

ROCHESTER – To hear Kent Pekel tell it, it was his dog Kobe who made the call to cancel school on Thursday. That's the video message Pekel, Rochester Public Schools superintendent, sent out Wednesday as the second wave of last week's snowstorm hit the area. Last Tuesday, he shared a Shakespearean plea from a Century High...

 

Police: Driver, 18, purposely hit pedestrian in Target parking lot in St. Cloud

An 18-year-old driver purposely hit and seriously injured a pedestrian in a Target parking lot in St. Cloud, fled the scene and was soon arrested, officials said. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside the Target on SE. Lincoln Avenue, police said. Emergency responders took the victim, a 29-year-old man, to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of serious but...

 

Native people will not be silenced

Last week, members of the Little Earth Defenders and the American Indian Movement began a ceremonial occupation of the Roof Depot site in East Phillips, where Minneapolis wants to build a new Public Works building ("Move ahead with Roof Depot project," editorial, Feb. 25). I was there at dawn, with my daughter and granddaughter. And I was there that night, when police...

 

Police identify men killed in St. Paul double homicide

Police have identified the two men shot to death Saturday night following a memorial service in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood. The two killed were Troy Kennedy, 37, of St. Paul, and Larry Jiles Jr., 34, of Hugo, St. Paul police announced Monday on social media. The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. in the 500 block of N....

 

UN chief points to 'massive' rights violations in Ukraine

GENEVA - Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has triggered ''the most massive violations of human rights'' in the world today, the head of the United Nations said Monday, as the war pushed into its second year with no end in sight and tens of thousands dead. The Russian invasion ''has unleashed widespread death, destruction...

 

'An absurdity': Experts slam WHO excusal of sex misconduct

GOMA, Congo - Two experts appointed by the World Health Organization to investigate allegations that some of its staffers sexually abused women during an Ebola outbreak in Congo dismissed the U.N. agency's own efforts to excuse its handling of such misconduct as ''an absurdity'' on Monday, saying they were not satisfied that no...

 

Trans people face 'horrifying' rhetoric at statehouses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It was pharmacist Gwendolyn Herzig's first time testifying before a legislative committee when she spoke to several Arkansas lawmakers in a packed hearing room this month about a bill restricting gender-affirming care for minors. Herzig, who is transgender, spoke out against the legislation and told the...

 

Advocates for missing and murdered Indigenous people denounce appointment

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s appointment of a former San Ildefonso Pueblo governor to lead the state’s Indian Affairs Department could be in peril as members of the state’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task Force, and a Navajo state senator, say they will fight his nomination. The appointment of James R. Mountain to head an agency tasked with...

 

Warrior Offense struggles in 68-50 loss to Pine River on Parent Appreciation Night - P2

Warrior Offense struggles in 68-50 loss to Pine River on Parent Appreciation Night Red Lake's Junior Varsity Offense dominates in 58-28 over Pine River in early game...

 

Red Lake Chemical Health Fishing Derby Winners of February 25, 2023 - P2

Red Lake Chemical Health Fishing Derby Winners of February 25, 2023 Adult Winners 1st place - Chandler May (3.820lbs; 22Inch) 2nd place - Lance Hart (3.780lbs; 22Inch) 3rd place - Martell Strong (3.680lbs; 22Inch) 4th Place - Dino Perkins (3.615lbs; 21inch) 10th place - Ashley Lussier (3.300lbs; 22Inch) 11th place - Clay Frazier...

 

Lady Warriors come back from slow first-half start to win in thriller over Lake of the Woods 52-51 - P3

Lady Warriors come back from slow first-half start to win in thriller over Lake of the Woods 52-51 in Red Lake It was Red Lake's last home game of the regular season and Parent Appreciation Night as well...

 

St Mary's 1st, 3rd and 4th Graders Ice Skate in Bemidji - P3

SMMS – Ice Skating 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade went ice skating this week. Thank you to Bemidji Parks for letting us use the indoor rink after having to reschedule twice because of weather....

 

Red Lake Warriors top one-hundred in 101-65 win over Kelliher-Mustangs - P5

Red Lake Warriors top one-hundred in 101-65 win over Kelliher-Mustangs on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. JV Warriors also winners over Kelliher-Northome 92-53...

 

Obahshiing Ice Fishing Tournament 2023 - P6

Obahshiing Ice Fishing Tournament 2023 held on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10 AM -5 PM https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRH- Obahshiing Tournament 2023 Adult Winners 1st $600.00 Conrad Neadeau 2nd $500.00 Barry Oakgrove 3rd $400.00 Jeff Kingbird 4th $300.00 Maurice Cook 5th $200.00 Arn Stately 10th Auger Anthony...

 

Close game all the way, Lady Warriors pull off 65-63 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick - P5

Close game all the way, but Lady Warriors pull off 65-63 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick on Friday, February 17, 2023 Red Lake's Junior High Team also winners, 28-21 in early game...

 

Warrior's Junior High Team winners over Clearbrook-Gonvick, 28-21 in early game played in Red Lake - P6

Warrior's Junior High Team winners over Clearbrook-Gonvick, 28-21 in early game played in Red Lake Close game all the way, but Lady Warriors pull off 65-63 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick...

 

Lady Warriors unable to slow down Panthers in 90-64 loss to Cass Lake - P10

At home, Lady Warriors unable to slow down Panthers in 90-64 loss to Cass Lake Red Lake Jr. High also take loss in earlier game...

 

Nevis tops Red Lake 76-61: Tiger's JV also winners in early game 78-29 - P11

Nevis tops Red Lake 76-61: Tiger's JV also winners in early game 78-29...

 

Fox scores 35 and hits the 1000-point milestone in Red Lake's 91-70 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akley - P14

Ken Fox III scores 35 and hits the 1000-point milestone in Red Lake's 91-70 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akley on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Red Lake's JV takes down WHA 67-46 in the early game...

 

ASSOCIATE JUDGE - RED LAKE NATION TRIBAL COURTS

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ASSOCIATE JUDGE RED LAKE NATION TRIBAL COURTS Open: February 23, 2023 Closing: March 10, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m. Position Summary: The Associate Judge is appointed by the Tribal Chairman and ratified by a vote of the Tribal Council. The Associate Judge conducts hearings, trials, issues court orders, makes...

 

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