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Articles from the March 15, 2023 edition


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  • Gertrude Jean Head

    Mar 15, 2023

    Gertrude Jean Head January 15, 1950 ~ March 13, 2023 Gertrude Jean Head, age 73, of Bemidji, MN, passed away peacefully and journeyed to the spirit world, on Monday, March 13, 2023, at the Red Lake Hospital, with her loving family by her side. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, at 5:00 p.m. at Olson Schwartz Funeral Home following with funeral services on March 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Olson Schwartz Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake, Minnesota a...

  • Mary Lynn Thompson

    Mar 15, 2023

    Mary Lynn Thompson March 10, 1959 ~ March 7, 2023 (age 63) Mary Lynn Thompson, "Cookum" age 63, of the Bear Clan and Cass Lake, MN, journeyed to the spirit world on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. She was born on March 10, 1959, in Ponsford, MN, the daughter of Mary Lemae (Roberts) and Jacob Thompson. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going to rummage sales and thrift stores, gardening, working, and reading. Mary was known...

  • Richard "Rich" Robinson, Jr.

    Mar 15, 2023

    Richard "Rich" Robinson, Jr. February 4, 1953 ~ March 11, 2023 (age 70) Richard Robinson, Jr., "Rich", age 70, of Cass Lake, MN passed away on March 11, 2023, in Fargo, ND, after fighting a courageous battle with a rare type of cancer. Rich was born on February 4, 1953, to Richard, Sr. and Gladys (Bobolink) Robinson, the oldest of seven children. Rich graduated from Cass Lake High School in 1971, and attended Bemidji State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976. Rich and h...

  • Corinne (Corky) Auginash

    Mar 15, 2023

    Corinne (Corky) Auginash January 14, 1949 ~ March 7, 2023 Corinne Marie (Starke) Auginash, age 74 of Bemidji, MN, formerly of Redby, MN, was called home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday March 7, 2023. Corinne (Corky) Auginash was born near Chicago, Illinois on January 14, 1949 to Helmut and Lydia Starke. Corky was raised and educated in the Chicago area. She received her nursing education in Traverse City, Michigan. Corky had vacationed in the Bemidji area with...

  • Minnesota Senate passes bill for universal school breakfast and lunch

    Mar 15, 2023

    Minnesota schools are poised to offer free lunches and breakfasts to all students under a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday. The Senate approved the free school meals bill on a bipartisan 38-26 vote. It now heads back to the House, where the bill already has passed but must be taken up again because its language was amended. "We shouldn't make children pay the price or go hungry in school for problems that are out of their control," said state Sen. Heather Gustafson, DFL-Vadnais...

  • State Legislators Learn from Sovereignty Day at the Minnesota Capitol

    Nathan Datres, Lakeland News|Mar 15, 2023

    Most business at the state Capitol was put on hold yesterday as the House and Senate both took part in Sovereignty Day. It's a day that is set aside to celebrate Minnesota's Sovereign Native American Tribes, and it began with a traditional drum circle and presentation. Legislators see it as a day to educate themselves on our states tribes and their sovereign rights. For Indian leaders, it's a chance to directly address state lawmakers. Tribal leaders from around the state spoke on the House...

  • Large section of Duluth's Miller Hill Mall roof collapsed

    Mar 15, 2023

    DULUTH - A large portion of the Miller Hill Mall's roof collapsed Tuesday morning, spilling a hill of snow, structural supports, wires and ceiling tiles onto a concourse between Express and a Caribou Coffee kiosk at the 50-year-old shopping center. No injuries were reported, according to city spokeswoman Kelli Latuska. Shops were not yet open when emergency authorities were called at 9 a.m., but mall walkers and staff were on-site. The building was evacuated and is closed, including Essentia...

  • Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic says she has cancer, is resting at home

    Mar 15, 2023

    Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic said she had successful surgery at the University of Minnesota on Monday to remove a cancerous tumor and she plans to return to the Capitol soon. Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, issued a statement late Tuesday saying that she'd had an abnormal pap smear in December and that additional tests revealed she has cancer. On Friday, her doctors determined that she should have surgery on Monday, her statement said. The senator didn't indicate where the tumor was or...

  • EPA acts to limit 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

    Mar 15, 2023

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed strict limits on six types of "forever chemicals" in drinking water Tuesday. The announcement caps a years-long campaign from scientists, environmentalists and public health advocates who have urged the agency to stop the industrial chemicals from invading Americans' bodies by way of their taps. PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have been linked to an array of health problems, including some cancers, immune issues and developmental risks. Two of the oldest and best-studied, PFOS...

  • Vikings add $16 million in salary cap space by juggling Kirk Cousins' contract terms

    Mar 15, 2023

    nstead of reaching a long-term deal with quarterback Kirk Cousins to reduce his salary cap number for 2023, the Vikings took the other option available to them. The team converted part of Cousins' salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary cap figure from $36.25 million to $20.25 million while adding two void years onto his current deal, according to a league source. The move should help the Vikings get under the salary cap before the start of the league year Wednesday afternoon, but it...

  • US says Russian warplane hits American drone over Black Sea

    Mar 15, 2023

    KYIV, Ukraine - A Russian fighter jet struck the propeller of a U.S. surveillance drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday in a ''brazen violation of international law,'' causing American forces to bring down the unmanned aerial vehicle, the U.S. said. But Russia insisted its warplanes didn't hit the MQ-9 Reaper drone. Instead, it said the drone maneuvered sharply and crashed into the water following an encounter with Russian fighter jets that had been scrambled to intercept it near Crimea. The...

  • Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over toxic train derailment

    Mar 15, 2023

    Ohio filed a lawsuit against railroad Norfolk Southern to make sure it pays for the cleanup and environmental damage caused by a fiery train derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border last month, the state's attorney general said Tuesday. The federal lawsuit also seeks to force the company to pay for groundwater and soil monitoring in the years ahead and economic losses in the village of East Palestine and surrounding areas, said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. ''The fallout from this highly...

  • Cass Lake Man Arrested After Train Strikes Truck in Hubbard County

    Justin Othoudt, Lakeland News|Mar 15, 2023

    A vehicle collision involving a train in Hubbard County has lead to the arrest of a Cass Lake man. According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, on March 13th at approximately 6:11 p.m. it was reported that a vehicle had struck a Burlington Northern Train on 323rd Ave in Farden Township. Deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene to find 53-year-old Robert Idovich Jr. of rural Cass Lake, who was traveling north on 323rd Ave in his 1995 Chevrolet pick-up. As...

  • Two Individuals Charged in Federal Criminal Complaint for Violent Carjacking

    Mar 15, 2023

    MINNEAPOLIS – Two individuals have been charged in a federal criminal complaint for carjacking involving a robbery and holding a victim at gunpoint, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on February 14, 2023, in Anoka County, Jamel Timothy Funchess, 18, and T’Shawn Teon Palton, 21, took a motor vehicle from the vehicle’s owner, by force, violence, and intimidation, with the intent to cause death and serious bodily harm. According to a law enforcement affidavit, the victim had made arrangements over Faceb...

  • Secretary Haaland Issues Statement Regarding Land Exchange in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

    Mar 15, 2023

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today withdrew a land exchange between the Interior Department and King Cove Corporation authorized by Secretary Bernhardt in July 2019. The Department determined that the 2019 land exchange contained several procedural flaws and was not consistent with Departmental policy. It was entered into without public participation and did not analyze potential effects on subsistence uses and habitat. This action applies to the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska that was created by President C...

  • Minneapolis Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm

    Mar 15, 2023

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm after engaging in a shootout in North Minneapolis, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on December 20, 2021, Dominique Marquise McCaskel, 25, was in possession of a loaded Sig Sauer, model P365, 9mm semiautomatic pistol. According to the defendant’s plea agreement, surveillance footage from a nearby business showed a vehicle drive slowly past McCaskel, stopping momentarily in an alleyway. Upon seeing the vehicle, McC...

  • Cherokee Nation Makes Big Investment in Overdose Prevention and Addiction Recovery

    Mar 15, 2023

    TAHLEQUAH, Oklah. - A new addiction treatment center on the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is making a dent in the proliferation of opioid use on the Tribe's reservation. Since opening in January of this year, the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Progam - funded in part by a $1.9 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Harm Reduction Grant- has treated more than 120 people to reduce opioid use on the Cherokee reservation in northeastern Oklahoma. In October 2022,...

  • Yurok Tribe Hires Investigator to Pursue New, Existing MMIP Cases

    Mar 15, 2023

    The Yurok Tribe recently hired California's first-ever tribal law enforcement professional dedicated solely to investigating existing and new cases involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) in the state's North Coast region. MMIP Investigator Julia Oliveira (Wyandotte Tribe) brings more than two decades of law-enforcement experience working with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), where she worked in a variety of job positions, ranging from patrol deputy to school...

  • Tribe to reopen Lac du Flambeau roads in temporary deal

    Mar 15, 2023

    LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis. — The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and a northern Wisconsin town have reached an agreement under which the tribe will temporarily reopen four barricaded roads that are the subject of a decadelong dispute and a recent lawsuit. Officials with the town of Lac du Flambeau on Saturday accepted the Lac du Flambeau tribe’s offer to remove barricades blocking the roads for 90 days in exchange for $60,000 as negotiations continue for a more permanent solution, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported. On Jan...

  • Cass Lake-Bena Boys Basketball Falls to Fertile-Beltrami on Last-Second Buzzer-Beater, 58-57

    Dawson Peterson|Mar 15, 2023

    Thief River Falls, MN - The Fertile-Beltrami Falcons snuck by the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers on Monday in in an absolute nail biter in the Quarterfinals of the Section 8A Boys Basketball Tournament. These two teams played in one of the first games of the regular season in Fertile and it saw the Panthers coming away with the one point win but on Monday afternoon, it was the Falcons prevailing for the win. Cass Lake-Bena jumped out to a 12 point lead, 18-6, with eight minutes to go in the first half...

  • Warriors upset in last second 3-pointer by Pelican Rapids in Red Lake, 64-63 - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Mar 15, 2023

    The Red Lake Warriors, seated #8 in 8AA, were upset in Red Lake on Thursday, March 9, 2023 with a last second 3-point shot by Pelican Rapids, seated #9, ending their season for 2023. Red Lake led 37-33 in the first half. Pelican Rapids will now advance to play Thief River Falls (#1) on March 11, 2023, Charlie Larson led the Vikings with 17 points, Ian Fahje had 14 and HunterWilliams added 12. Ken Fox III led the Warriors with 29 and Gerald Kingbird had 22 points. Red Lake High School vs Pelican...

  • Warrior Offense struggles in 68-50 loss to Pine River on Parent Appreciation Night - P13

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Mar 15, 2023

    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...

  • Lady Warriors come back from slow first-half start to win in thriller over Lake of the Woods 52-51 - P14

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Mar 15, 2023

    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...

  • Red Lake Warriors top one-hundred in 101-65 win over Kelliher-Mustangs - P16

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Mar 15, 2023

    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...

  • Close game all the way, Lady Warriors pull off 65-63 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick - P17

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Mar 15, 2023

    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...

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