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Deja Roxanne Goodwin

Deja Roxanne Goodwin May 13, 1994 - April 5, 2020 Deja Roxanne Goodwin, "Proud Woman". Born May 13, 1994, Journeyed to the Spirit World on April 5, 2020. She is survived by daughter, Kimimila Symouksavanh; son, Chante Wasteya Symouksavanh; mother, Kristy Graves; father, Collin Goodwin (Lydia); grandmothers, Valerie Lussier,...

 
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Red Lake Burning Restrictions 3/30/20

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our Firefighters, the Red Lake DNR is restricting all open burning on the Red Lake Reservation. All existing burning permits will be suspended and no new permits will be issued until further notice. Prescribed burning projects will continue to be implemented by the Fire Program and...

 

Uptick in COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County linked to assisted-living facility

DULUTH – St. Louis County officials said Wednesday an uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases has been tied to St. Ann’s Residence, an assisted-living facility in Duluth. “These are the kind of situations we’ve been preparing for, but it is still concerning, and a grim reminder of the seriousness of COVID-19, and how quickly it can spread,” Amy Westbrook, St. Louis...

 

Gov. Tim Walz extends Minnesota's stay-at-home order to May 4

Gov. Tim Walz is extending a statewide stay-at-home order to May 4 to push back the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic into the summer - and to buy time for hospitals to stock up on supplies and for researchers to develop tests and treatments against the novel coronavirus. The existing two-week stay-at-home order has already put...

 

Fatal crashes surge despite sharp drop in traffic across Minnesota

State officials say they have seen a troubling surge in traffic fatalities even though Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order last month targeting the coronavirus has sharply reduced travel by motorists across Minnesota. There have been 24 fatal crashes in Minnesota since March 16, when Walz's initial imposition on commerce took...

 

St. Paul closes playgrounds, sports courts, skate parks

The city of St. Paul said Wednesday night that it is closing playgrounds, sports courts and skate parks to help combat the spread of COVID-19. In a news release, the city said the closures come in response to the recent increased demand for use of recreational amenities on warm-weather days, combined with a concern for public...

 

Minnesota medical retirees respond to COVID-19

Mac Baird is enlisting with retired doctors and nurses across the country as they rush to support the front lines of medicine. Despite being at an age that puts Baird at risk of contracting COVID-19, the 71-year-old family physician wants to help Minnesota's health care system as it struggles with the biggest public health...

 

With restaurants closed, a bacon backup is building in Minnesota and hog prices are plunging

Coronavirus has pulled the rug out from under demand for pork belly and ribs, driving hog prices to their lowest level in nearly two decades. Amid simmering concerns the nation's meatpacking capacity could tighten as workers get sick and plants close, hog farmers now also face major losses on every pig they raise and sell....

 

HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

WASHINGTON - The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. The Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press Wednesday that the...

 

UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

GENEVA - In a heartfelt plea for unity, the World Health Organization's chief sought Wednesday to rise above sharp criticism and threats of funding cuts from U.S. President Donald Trump over the agency's response to the coronavirus outbreak. The vocal defense from the WHO director-general came a day after Trump blasted the U.N....

 

With Bernie Sanders out, election matchup is set, and transformed

The 2020 general election has begun - kind of. With the withdrawal Wednesday of Sen. Bernie Sanders from the Democratic race, Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have no remaining opponents but each other. The two men have already drawn clear battle lines for the campaign, framing the election as a choice between Biden's...

 

Margaret Seelye Treuer, Minnesota's first Ojibwe judge, dies at 76

Margaret Seelye Treuer was resolute. Her determination helped her go from humble beginnings on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation to become the first American Indian female attorney in Minnesota and then the first Indian female judge in the country. "My mother was a trailblazer," said son Anton Treuer, an author and professor at...

 

New data puts Minnesota coronavirus peak in summer, with supplies uncertain

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Gov. Tim Walz revisited the the state's coronavirus mitigation efforts on Wednesday, April 8, in an extraordinary press conference that was one part stay-at-home-extension pep talk, one part crash-course in epidemiology, and one part every-state-for-itself admonition that the federal government has not only...

 

Minn. legislators move bill to pay K-12 hourly employees through COVID-19 shutdown

ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers are on their way to passing legislation ensuring public schools' hourly employees continue to get paid throughout the COVID-19 pandmic, but some question whether the move is necessary. In a Wednesday, April 8, video conference hearing, members of the House Education Policy Committee passed by a...

 

Attorney General Ellison urges compliance with extended Stay At Home order, will use power of AG's office to enforce if necessary

April 8, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued the following statement in response to Governor Tim Walz’s announcement that he has signed Executive Order 20-33, which extends his Stay At Home order until May 4: “I support Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-33 that extends the Stay At Home order until May 4, and will vote to approve it...

 

Walz issues Executive Order 34 20-33: Emergency Executive Order 20-33

I, Tim Walz, Governor of the State of Minnesota, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and applicable statutes, issue the following Executive Order: The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to our State. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Despite efforts to contain...

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Highway 220 closure extended from Highway 1 to Highway 11 due to flooding

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (2:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the closure of Hwy 220 from Highway 1 to Highway 11 due to water over the road. Use caution and obey road signs posted in the area. Highways that remain closed: • Highway 1 from Oslo to CR 17 • Highway 2B Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks • Highway 220 north of Oslo, between Highway 1 and...

 

MDH awards COVID-19 emergency health care grants to about 350 organizations statewide

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced today that it has awarded $50 million in emergency health care grants to nearly 350 provider organizations across the state for preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. MDH awarded grants to a variety of providers including ambulance services, health care clinics, tribal health organizations, pharmacies, hospitals...

 

Minnesota issues first $600 CARES Act payments

St Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that the agency received final guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor to be one of the first states to make $600 additional compensation payments to people receiving unemployment benefits. These payments were authorized by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

 

Minnesota secretary of state proposes election changes because of COVID-19

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon unveiled legislation Wednesday to expand mail-in voting and reduce in-person polling places during the coronavirus pandemic, which could stretch into the summer and fall elections. Simon's proposal, presented during a virtual meeting of the Minnesota House Subcommittee on Elections,...

 
 By Steve Grove    News    April 9, 2020

Unemployment Benefits

Getting Minnesotans the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible: The COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down – and at DEED, we’re focused every day on helping Minnesotans navigate this unprecedented and challenging time, and finding ways to get people the benefits they need as soon as possible. I know that many of you are wondering about the CARES...

 

Peterson Pushes FDA to Act on Emergency Ventilator Alternative Design

Washington, D.C. — Representative Collin Peterson is leading a bipartisan effort to urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly to approve an emergency ventilator alternative design to help American patients and health care professionals nationwide respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Peterson and Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., (NJ) co-wrote a letter to Stephen...

 

Lady Warriors season ends with loss to Minneota 57-37 in first round of State Tournament - Set 2 - P19

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 - P19

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 Lady Warriors win Section 8A Tournament with 64-54 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River - P22

FROM KKCQ SPORTS The Red Lake Warriors overcame foul trouble and a halftime deficit to win their third Section 8A championship in the last four years. With the Warriors trailing 21-20 at halftime, they scored the first six points of the second half to take a 26-21 lead, a lead they would not give up. Junior Kelanna McClain...

 

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