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 By Kelly Smith    News    April 10, 2020

New efforts help American Indians in Minnesota during COVID-19 pandemic

American Indian tribes across Minnesota are establishing special relief funds, increasing food donations and meals, and taking other new steps to respond to the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota's nearly 60,000 American Indians already face higher rates of poverty and health issues such as diabet...

 

Jolene Rae Gill

Jolene Rae Gill September 6, 1978 - April 1, 2020 Services pending at a later date. Jolene Rae Gill, age 41, of St Paul, MN started her journey to the spirit world on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. She was born on September 6th, 1978 to Gaylord Ray Gill Sr and Ardis Sailor in Cloquet, MN. Jolene was raised in Sisseton, SD and was...

 

A Message from Red Lake Gaming: Tentative Reopen date - May 5, 2020 at 8 AM

Red Lake Gaming Extended Closure thru May 4, 2020 Tentative Reopen date: May 5, 2020 @ 8am Our Red Lake Tribal Council and Red Lake Gaming believe the decision to extend our temporary closure is in the best interest for all. As promised Seven Clans Casinos first and highest priority is to ensure the safety, health and...

 

Top Minnesota GOP lawmaker opposes Gov. Tim Walz's extended stay-at-home order on coronavirus

The top-ranking Republican in the Minnesota Legislature on Thursday came out against Gov. Tim Walz's decision to extend the state's stay-at-home order amid mounting GOP pushback to the DFL governor's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "I do not approve of the Governor's unilateral decision to continue the order to shelter at...

 

11 new COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota amid extended state shutdown

Eleven more deaths from COVID-19 were confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday - the highest one-day total in the state since the pandemic started. The deaths, which bring the state's total to 50, include 10 residents of long-term care facilities and seven people who lived in Hennepin County. All were between...

 

COVID-19's spread fuels record run on guns in Minnesota

Less than a week after Minnesota recorded its first COVID-19 case, Kory Krause glimpsed what the global pandemic could mean for his Frontiersman gun store in St. Louis Park. "We did more than a month's worth of sales over just a four-day period," Krause said. https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-s-spread-fuel...

 

Sioux Falls pork plant shuts for 3 days because of workers sickened by COVID-19

A shutdown of the giant Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., reverberated across Midwest farms amid rising concern that slaughterhouses have become crucibles for the spread of coronavirus. At least 80 people had been sickened, the most concentrated COVID-19 outbreak in South Dakota, by Wednesday. Company...

 

Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries 'stunt'

WASHINGTON - The Senate twisted itself into knots Thursday over President Donald Trump's new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care providers and states. Republicans...

 

Stay-at-home strategy is working for Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz has extended Minnesota's stay-at-home order until May 4, and for anyone who may have questioned the wisdom of doing so, the latest statistics offer grim proof of need. On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 across the state and 11 deaths - the highest one-day death total...

 

UN chief warns COVID-19 threatens global peace and security

UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening international peace and security - "potentially leading to an increase in social unrest and violence that would greatly undermine our ability to fight the disease." The U.N.'s most...

 

Postal Service plunging into the red as virus slashes mail volume

WASHINGTON – The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the U.S. Postal Service, with mail volume down by nearly a third already compared with same time last year and dropping quickly, as businesses drastically cut back on solicitations, advertisements and all kinds of letters that make up the bulk of the mail service's bottom...

 

Attorney General Ellison leads fight for Americans' right to hold companies accountable for defective products

April 9, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has co-led a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 39 states and the District of Columbia in defending the rights of Minnesotans and all Americans to hold companies accountable for defective products in their home-state courts. In an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that Attorney...

 

Minnesota bolsters health care programs in pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, Minnesotans who rely on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare should know that their health care coverage is secure and that they have improved access to telemedicine and extended supplies of many prescription drugs. Commissioner Jodi Harpstead has taken multiple steps under her emergency authority to waive and modify procedures during the...

 

Northwestern sociologist leads national survey on impact of COVID-19

EVANSTON, Ill. --- CoronaData U.S. is a daily nationally representative survey of U.S. public opinions, behaviors and attitudes related to the COVID-19 pandemic assembled by an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University social scientists. Led by Beth Redbird, assistant professor of sociology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, the “COVID-19...

 

Lady Warriors season ends with loss to Minneota 57-37 in first round of State Tournament - P20

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 - P20

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 - P23

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...

 

Warriors season ends with upset overtime loss to Blackduck 81-79 - P23

FROM KKCQ SPORTS Despite having two of their top players foul out during regulation, the Blackduck Drakes were able to advance in the East Sub-Section 8A Tournament with a thrilling overtime win over the Red Lake Warriors. Dylan Moen scored 20 points and Ethan Merrill added 19 for Blackduck as the Drakes improve to 19-8. Delwyn...

 

Lady Warriors advance to 8A Section Championship with 73-65 upset win over Fosston - P27

The Red Lake Warriors withstood a furious rally from the Fosston Greyhounds to earn a berth in the Section 8A Championship game on Friday night. With Red Lake leading by 19 points at 38-19, the Greyhounds closed the first half with a 6-0 run and trailed the Warriors 38-25 at halftime. The Greyhounds would eventually get to...

 

#3 Lady Warriors step up game to knock off #2 Cass Lake-Bena 73-69 to advance in Class A - Section 8 Girls Basketball Tournament - P28

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – The Red Lake Lady Warriors had their work cut out for them in the second round of the Girls Section 8A Tournament, where they would be playing without one of their key players, Autumn Holthusen. Holthusen had 2 technical fouls called on her in Thursday night's game against Goodridge-Grygla resulting in...

 

The American Indian College Fund Honors 36 Native American Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

April 9, 2020, Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund was set to honor 36 American Indian first-generation scholarship recipients at its 2020 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship banquet in Albuquerque, New Mexico in late March. Then COVID-19 struck, causing the event to be cancelled to protect students and their communities. “Knowing that Native students would...

 

AMERIND Recognized by Family Friendly New Mexico

Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. – AMERIND has been awarded the gold-level Family Friendly Business Award by Family Friendly New Mexico in conjunction with the non-profit’s fourth annual business awards. “Providing a healthy balance between work and life is a cornerstone of AMERIND’s relationship with our employees,” said Derek Valdo, AMERIND’s chief executive officer...

 

Amid Coronavirus Shutdown, States Tweak Graduation Requirements for Class of 2020

States are moving swiftly to manage the educational fallout from school closures and other disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic for high school seniors, with more than 30 states already having enacted changes to their graduation criteria or guidance on smoothing out the unexpected bumps to students’ K-12 careers. “When you're thinking about a 12th grader who...

 

Oregon schools closed through academic year due to virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that Oregon’s K-12 schools will remain closed though the end of the academic year due to the coronavirus outbreak, placing the state’s more than 550,000 students and their teachers in uncharted territory as districts with vastly different resources plan for weeks of remote learning. Oregon has had more than 1,200...

 

Report says states should extend upcoming school year to address learning losses

State policymakers should extend the 2020-21 school year, lengthen the school day, or do both, plus assess student progress at the beginning of the school year to help educators help the children who need it the most. Those are some of the recommendations in a new report from researchers at Michigan State University, who...

 

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