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Articles from the March 16, 2020 edition

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Governor Walz announces temporary closure of K-12 schools

On Sunday, March 15, Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced that Minnesota's public schools and charter schools must close by Wednesday, March 18, and remain closed through Friday, March 27, in light of the COVID-19 situation. Schools are to use this time to plan for...

 

Red Lake Band authorizes Administrative Leave to Employees for Monday, March 15, 2020

MEMORANDUM TO: All Tribal Employees FROM: Red Lake Tribal Council DATE: March 16, 2020 SUBJECT: ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE This is to inform you that we are authorizing administrative leave for Monday, March 16, 2020. This is due to ongoing planning preventative measures regarding COVID-19. Directors are being asked to come in and...

 

Minn. Legislature to shift to remote working, will address new coronavirus response Monday

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Legislature is set to shift its working procedures to allow for more remote working options amid the spread of the coronavirus, legislative leaders announced Sunday, March 15. In a statement, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, Senate Majority...

 

'Community spread' of coronavirus confirmed in 3 of Minnesota's 35 COVID-19 cases

Minnesota public health officials on Sunday confirmed the state's first three cases of community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus, a worsening sign for the outbreak that means the virus has likely begun to circulate in communities in the state. Minnesota now has 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 14 that were...

 

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

CHICAGO - Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and mayors were closing restaurants,...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    March 16, 2020

Education MOU Signing Date Set Regarding Tribal Colleges

All three northern Tribal Chairmen, Tribal College Presidents and all three Tribal Education Directors or Superintendents will be at a signing of a resolution regarding higher education in Indian Country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed on Thursday, March 25, 2020 from noon to 1:30 pm. The event will be...

 

Walz sets Sunday morning news conference to unveil plans for Minnesota schools

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials have set a Sunday morning news conference to unveil plans for Minnesota schools to prepare for and combat the spread of coronavirus. Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner...

 

Jackie Ann Defoe

Jackie Ann Defoe November 13, 1992 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 27) Jackie Ann Defoe, 27, and her son Kevin Lee Shabaiash Jr. 20 months, passed away at their home in Cloquet on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Jackie was born in Cloquet on November 13, 1992, to Garrett "Umtiz" Defoe and Tammy Sumi. She grew up on the Fond du Lac Reservation....

 

Kevin Lee Shabaiash Jr.

Kevin Lee Shabaiash Jr. July 6, 2018 - March 7, 2020 Jackie Ann Defoe, 27, and her son Kevin Lee Shabaiash Jr. 20 months, passed away at their home in Cloquet on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Jackie was born in Cloquet on November 13, 1992, to Garrett "Umtiz" Defoe and Tammy Sumi. She grew up on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Jackie...

 

Genevieve Mary (Porter) Poblano

Genevieve Mary (Porter) Poblano December 13, 1934 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 85) Genevieve Mary (Porter) Poblano, "Miskogiizhigookwe" which means "Those Red Clouds When the Sun is Setting", age 85, of Mahnomen, Minnesota and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe journeyed to the spirit world on Friday, March 13th, 2020 from the Mahnomen...

 

Live updates: U.S. will suspend all travel from U.K. and Ireland; France closing all non-essential businesses

Spain announced a nationwide lockdown as France moved to close all nonessential businesses - including cafes, restaurants and movie theaters - in the latest testament to the coronavirus pandemic's profound impact on daily life around the globe. The United States will be banning travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland...

 

Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday called on people to stop hoarding groceries and other supplies as one of the nation's most senior public health officials urged Americans to act with more urgency to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would like to see aggressive...

 

Pandemonium at airports follows new European travel ban

CHICAGO - Airports nationwide were thrown into chaos this weekend as workers scrambled to roll out the Trump administration's hastily arranged health screenings for travelers returning from Europe. Scores of anxious passengers said they encountered jam-packed terminals, long lines and hours of delays as flights from more than...

 

Lady Warriors season ends with loss to Minneota 57-37 in first round of State Tournament

As reported by KKCQ Sports Radio, top seed and defending state champion Minneota (31-1) scored the first seven points of the game and didn't look back, securing a 57-37 win over Red Lake (21-10) on Thursday in the 2020 MSHSL Class A Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinals played at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the...

 

Lady Warriors season ends with loss to Minneota 57-37 in first round of State Tournament - Set 2

As reported by KKCQ Sports Radio, top seed and defending state champion Minneota (31-1) scored the first seven points of the game and didn't look back, securing a 57-37 win over Red Lake (21-10) on Thursday in the 2020 MSHSL Class A Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinals played at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the...

 

Red Lake Band declares threat of the COVID-19 virus as public health emergency

Red Lake Band declares threat of the COVID-19 virus as public health emergency...

 
 By Nathan Green    News    March 16, 2020

Red Lake Nation Declares COVID-19 Threat a Public Health Emergency

After meetings with the Red Lake Tribal Council, the Red Lake COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, and consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians announced in a press release today that they are declaring the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus as a public health emergency. As such, a...

 

Red Lake Schools issues statement to families and staff of the district

March 14, 2020 Dear Red Lake Families and Staff, In light of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Minnesota, I want to assure you that Red Lake Schools, Tribal leadership and administration have been working on a response plan in the event the coronavirus reaches our community. There have been 21 positive tests among Minnesota...

 

BELTRAMI COUNTY PREPARES FOR COVID-19

Bemidji, MN – On March 13th, 2020 in light of the new cases of COVID-19 in the state, Beltrami County Public Health and Beltrami County Emergency Management hosted a meeting this afternoon with a broad set of community partner organizations, including: Sanford Health Bemidji, Bemidji Schools, Bemidji State University, Beltrami County Commissioners, Bemidji Mayor and City...

 

Red Lake Nation College Switches to Virtual Classrooms to Mitigate COVID-19 Threat

(Red Lake, MN, March 12, 2020) In a statement sent to students, faculty and staff late Thursday, Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) President Dan King announced that all courses will be taught online beginning Monday, March 16 and continue through at least April 3, as a precautionary measure to protect against possible exposure to...

 

Health officials announce new community-level strategies to slow COVID-19 in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced a series of community-level strategies to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus in Minnesota communities. With a total of 14 cases of travel-associated COVID-19 now confirmed in Minnesota, health officials urge swift action to limit the spread of the infection and reduce its impacts on our communities and our health...

 

'I am officially declaring a national emergency'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans with relief and officials race to slow the spread of the outbreak. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Trump said, "I am officially declaring a national emergency." He said it would free up as much as $50 billion for state and...

 
 By Micah Friez    Sports    March 16, 2020

McClain, Red Lake dealt season-ending loss in state quarterfinals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kelanna McClain played like a Warrior on Thursday. The junior center called her pain excruciating, and yet, here she was, doing anything and everything she could for her Red Lake girls basketball team. "I've played with these girls for 10 years, so it was pretty hard for me to just sit down and watch them lose,"...

 

MnDOT to postpone all public meetings, open houses

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced – in accordance with guidance from state health officials – that the agency will indefinitely postpone all public meetings and project open houses statewide to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of all Minnesotans. This includes all MnDOT-hosted events for at...

 

MSHSL, WIAA cancel basketball tournaments immediately

The Minnesota State High School League and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association have both canceled their girls and boys state basketball tournaments effective immediately. The girls tournaments were already underway but are stopping immediately. All boys section games have also been canceled in both states. The boys basketball tournaments that had been scheduled for...

 

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