Articles from the March 1, 2022 edition

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Minnesota DNR Statement on Bear Management Unit in the Northwest Angle

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering a proposal to modify existing bear management permit boundaries in the Northwest Angle (NWA). The number of bear hunting licenses available annually for a given area is determined by the population management goals for that bear management unit. Much of the land...

 

Shayna Jo Dubois

Shayna Jo Dubois February 21, 1991 - February 24, 2022 Shayna Jo Dubois, 31 entered this world on February 21, 1991. She began her heavenly journey on February 24, 2022. Shayna was born in Devils Lake, ND the daughter of Elaine Robinson and the late Dale Dubois. Not long after Shayna was born, Elaine and Shayna's older sister...

 

Enrique Lopez

Enrique Lopez June 28, 1983 - February 23, 2022 Enrique Lopez, age 38, of Thief River Falls, MN, died on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, under the care of Hospice and his family. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Elbow Lake Community Center, Elbow Lake, MN. Visitation will be held 2...

 

Justin "Jay" J. Young

Justin "Jay" J. Young August 18, 1961 - February 24, 2022 Justin "Jay" Young, 60 of Warwick ND passed away at his home on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at his home. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Dakotah Oyate Lutheran Church, rural Tokio, ND on Tuesday (tomorrow) March 1, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p...

 

Kathy Goodwin

Kathy Goodwin April 22, 1951 - February 26, 2022 Kathy Goodwin, age 70, of Naytahwaush, MN, died on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Traditional Services will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Naytahwaush Sports Complex, in Naytahwaush, with a...

 

Russian forces shell Ukraine's No. 2 city and menace Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine - Russian forces shelled Ukraine's second-largest city on Monday, rocking a residential neighborhood, and closed in on the capital, Kyiv, in a 40-mile convoy of hundreds of tanks and other vehicles, as talks aimed at stopping the fighting yielded only an agreement to keep talking. The country's embattled president...

 

Minnesota's projected budget surplus balloons to nearly $9.3 billion

Minnesota's predicted budget surplus has ballooned to a record of nearly $9.3 billion, driven by increased income tax collections, corporate profits and consumer spending. But finance officials cautioned Monday that inflation and the global financial aftershocks of Russia's attack on Ukraine could change the state's budget...

 

Minnesota House passes bill banning hair discrimination

Minnesotans would be protected from discrimination based on how they wear their hair under a bill the House passed Monday. The so-called CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, adds a definition of race that is inclusive of natural hairstyles and textures to the Minnesota Human Rights Act. It's an effort to break down barriers that...

 

Pfizer shot is far less effective in ages 5-11 than in older kids

The coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech is much less effective in preventing infection in children ages 5-11 than in older adolescents or adults, according to a large new set of data collected by health officials in New York state - a finding that has deep ramifications for these children and their parents. The Pfizer...

 

Target increasing its starting wage range to as much as $24 per hour

Target employees, from red-shirted store associates to those working at sortation centers and other supply chain facilities, may soon earn as much as $24 an hour when they start work. Depending on job position and market, Target will offer $15 to $24 an hour to workers, the company announced Monday. The Minneapolis-based...

 

War in Ukraine upends global ag markets as Minnesota farmers prepare for new crop

Russia's invasion of Ukraine last week has sparked turmoil in agricultural markets just as Minnesota farmers prepare for this spring's planting. The farmers see opportunity but also economic danger - and a lot of uncertainty. Prices for corn and soybeans have returned to the highs of last spring and summer, a level not seen in...

 

At rare U.N. session, Russia is pressed to stop war in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS - Ambassadors from dozens of countries on Monday backed a proposal demanding that Russia halt its attack on Ukraine, as the U.N. General Assembly held a rare emergency session during a day of frenzied and sometimes fractious diplomacy surrounding the five-day-old war. "If Ukraine does not survive ......

 

Man kills 3 daughters, 1 other, himself at California church

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A man shot and killed his three daughters, their chaperone and himself during a supervised visit with the girls Monday at a church in Sacramento, California, authorities said. Deputies responding to reports of gunfire around 5 p.m. found five people dead, including the shooter, at the church in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood, said Sgt. Rod Grassmann with...

 

Russia pounds Ukraine's second biggest city as fighting rages on

KYIV: Russian artillery bombarded residential districts of Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv on Monday (Feb 28), with Moscow facing increasing international isolation as talks to resolve the conflict failed to make a breakthrough. Ukrainian officials said the Kharkiv attacks had killed civilians, including children. Russia faces economic turmoil as Western nations, united...

 

Four National Native Organizations Statement on U.S. Supreme Hearing Challenge to ICWA

After today’s announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Protect ICWA Campaign (the Campaign), which consists of four national Native organizations: the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund, issued the following statement: Today, the U.S. Supreme...

 

3 sentenced for stealing millions from tribe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three former officials of a tribe that runs a Northern California casino have each been sentenced to more than three years in prison for embezzling nearly $5 million from the tribe and using the money to fund luxurious lifestyles, federal prosecutors said. John Crosby, 56, his mother Ines Crosby, 76, and her sister, Leslie Lohse, 67, stole money over...

 

A Primary Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Election of the LEECH LAKE Reservation Business Committee will be held on April 5, 2022

CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY-TREASURER- 4 Year Term No Primary Election CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT I COMMITTEEPERSON- 4 Year Term Tami Jackson Gary Charwood, Sr. Tana Robinson Norma Jackson Kyle Fairbanks CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT II COMMITTEEPERSON- 4 Year Term Steve White (Incumbent) Theodore James White, Sr. Terrance Lee Mitchell ELECTION DATE: April 5, 2022 POLLS OPEN: 8:00 AM...

 

Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland Highlights Chaco Canyon Protections, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Funding During New Mexico and Arizona Visit

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. — Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Bryan Newland has completed a four-day tour of meetings and listening sessions with Tribal leaders and members of the public across New Mexico and Arizona. Tuesday and Wednesday, Assistant Secretary Newland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning were in New Mexico,...

 

Attorney General Ellison leads multistate action that secures $2.1M in private debt relief for former Argosy University students

Also resubmits bipartisan request for federal student debt relief for Argosy students February 28, 2022 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that he has secured an agreement with the current owners of Argosy University’s student debt to cancel outstanding principal and interest for students who attended Argosy in the years before the...

 

Gas Tax Raising Democrats Back Temporary Gas Tax Measure

ST. PAUL, MN — On Friday, House Democrats announced their plan for a temporary gas tax holiday. Less than one year ago, all five of the House Democrats voted for more than $350 million in permanent gas tax increases — including permanent automatic annual gas tax increases into the future. Three of the five (Lislegard, Wolgamott, and Stephenson) supported a permanent 70% gas...

 

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures to develop affordable housing for local workforce

Onamia, MN (Feb. 25, 2022) — Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) recently closed with equity investor RBC Community Investments to begin construction on its $14.5 million affordable housing development, Red Willow Estates. The development will include necessary infrastructure and 30 new affordable housing units located in the heart of the Mille Lacs Tribal Economy in...

 

U.S. Senate votes on no-limits abortion legislation

MINNEAPOLIS — Today the U.S. Senate defeated a motion to proceed with the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 3755). The far-reaching legislation, if enacted, would overturn nearly all protections for unborn children nationwide and prohibit Americans from enacting such protections in the future. “Although today’s outcome is a victory, the support for...

 

Basketball game with Laporte was cancelled, but Coaches still held Parent Appreciation for the boys

The Red Lake Warriors game scheduled for Monday evening was canceled with Laporte, along with Parent Appreciation for the boys. However, at 5:30 PM in the high school cafeteria they held a pizza party for the parents of the players....

 

Lady Warriors overpower Lake of the Woods at home 75-50; Red Lake's JV comes away with 62-41 win - P2

Lady Warriors overpower Lake of the Woods at home 75-50; Red Lake's JV comes away with 62-41 win Parent Appreciation held for all Lady Warrior athletes...

 

Lady Warriors dominated in 84-43 loss to Kelliher-Northome - P2

Lady Warriors dominated in 84-43 loss to Kelliher-Northome Red Lake JV unable to keep up with Kelliher-Northome Jv in 61-28 setback...

 

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