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Articles from the April 7, 2023 edition


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  • Michelle Lee Urrutia

    Apr 7, 2023

    Michelle Lee Urrutia January 2, 1973 ~ April 2, 2023 (age 50) Michelle Lee Urrutia, 50 years old, of Minneapolis MN. "Oggimaakwe" which means Leading Lady, of the Bear Clan. Began her journey to the spirit world on April 2nd, 2023, with her family members by her side. "Ogimaakwe" was born January 2, 1973, in Big Fork Minnesota, she was raised in Duluth, MN. Years later she moved to Minneapolis, MN where she started and raised her own family. Michelle enjoyed laughing and spending time with her...

  • Michael Lee Sherman

    Apr 7, 2023

    Michael Lee Sherman June 6, 1974 ~ April 4, 2023 Michael Lee Sherman passed away April 4th, 2023 at the age of 48, at his home in Bemidji, Minnesota. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Wilton, MN with services to follow. Interment will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Wilton MN. Arrangements provided by Olson Schwartz Funeral Home Bemidji. Michael was born on June 6, 1974 at Bemidji Hospital to June Marie Sherman and Frank W. Dupree Jr. He...

  • AG Ellison to take over prosecution of woman's slaying from Hennepin County following family outcry

    Apr 7, 2023

    Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Attorney General Keith Ellison to take over a high-profile murder case from Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty, a highly unusual step meant to curb public backlash against a controversial plea deal for two minors suspected of killing a 23-year-old woman during a Brooklyn Park home invasion last fall. "A prosecutor is a minister of justice, and justice is comprised of both accountability and mercy," Ellison said in a statement. "While I share the belief that too...

  • Former Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson fired from Metro Transit police

    Apr 7, 2023

    Former Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson has been terminated from his position as a sergeant at Metro Transit Police. The firing follows an internal investigation that found Hutchinson violated Metro Transit Police Department's policies by being arrested for driving while intoxicated and crashing his sheriff's vehicle in December 2021, and by creating a hostile work environment while serving as sheriff. He pleaded guilty in the DWI case, and his peace officer license was suspended for 30...

  • Man dead after 'brazen' gunfire outside Target store in St. Paul

    Apr 7, 2023

    One man is dead following what police called a "brazen" shooting in a St. Paul Target store parking lot Thursday morning. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 a.m. at the Target in the 1700 block of Suburban Avenue near the White Bear Avenue exit from Interstate 94. The victim was driven to nearby St. Paul fire station No. 24 at 273 White Bear Av., where medics rendered aid. He was pronounced dead in the station's driveway. An SUV with a shattered rear window was parked there behind crime...

  • Biden review of chaotic Afghan withdrawal blames Trump

    Apr 7, 2023

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday laid the blame on his predecessor, President Donald Trump, for the deadly and chaotic 2021 withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan that brought about some of the darkest moments of Biden's presidency. The White House publicly released a 12-page summary of the results of the so-called '' hotwash '' of U.S. policies around the ending of the nation's longest war, taking little responsibility for its own actions and asserting that...

  • Minnesota organic dairy farmers face peril after rising grain costs push consumer prices higher

    Apr 7, 2023

    RED WING - On a cold March afternoon in southeastern Minnesota's Driftless Area, Casey O'Reilly sent his three sons to coax the cows into the milking parlor. It didn't take much. "This one's always first up," Carsyn O'Reilly, 17, said, nodding toward a Holstein standing in the entryway. "She knows her spot." https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-organic-dairy-farmers-face-peril-after-spikes-in-grain-costs-pushed-consumer-prices-higher/600265058/...

  • Justice Thomas reportedly took undisclosed luxury trips

    Apr 7, 2023

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has for more than two decades accepted luxury trips nearly every year from Republican megadonor Harlan Crow without reporting them on financial disclosure forms, ProPublica reports. In a lengthy story published Thursday the nonprofit investigative journalism organization catalogs various trips Thomas has taken aboard Crow's yacht and private jet as well as to Crow's private resort in the Adirondacks. A 2019 trip to Indonesia the story detailed c...

  • Tennessee's House expels 2 of 3 Democrats over guns protest

    Apr 7, 2023

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In an extraordinary act of political retaliation, Tennessee Republicans on Thursday expelled two Democratic lawmakers from the state Legislature for their role in a protest calling for more gun control in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting in Nashville. A third Democrat was narrowly spared by a one-vote margin. The split votes drew accusations of racism, with lawmakers ousting Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, who are both Black, while Rep. Gloria Johnson, who is...

  • Driver, 72, gets month in jail for veering off road, killing teen on bike

    Apr 7, 2023
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    A 72-year-old man will serve 30 days in jail for losing control of his pickup truck on a rural Twin Cities road and fatally hitting a teenager who was bicycling home one summer's evening last year. Joseph B. Friedges, of Lakeville, was sentenced Wednesday in Scott County District Court after pleading guilty to failure to notify law enforcement of a crash with injuries, a gross misdemeanor, and two misdemeanor counts: careless driving and having open liquor in a vehicle. Dismissed as part of the...

  • EPA proposal takes on health risks near US chemical plants

    Apr 7, 2023

    In what could prove a significant move for communities facing air pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Thursday that chemical plants nationwide measure certain hazardous compounds that cross beyond their property lines and reduce them when they are too high. The proposed rules would reduce cancer risk and other exposure for communities that live close to harmful emitters, the EPA said. The data would be made public and the results would force companies to fix problems that...

  • Educators, lawmakers eye changes that could give Minnesota teachers unions more say in bargaining

    Apr 7, 2023

    Minnesota school districts would have to negotiate with teachers unions over class sizes, staffing ratios and testing policies under proposals in consideration by the Legislature. Depending on who you ask, the measures would either grant unions an unfair advantage at the bargaining table or balance inequities in that process. Such provisions are rare in labor agreements in the state. Class size was one of the issues that prompted Minneapolis teachers to strike last year, and an agreement over the issue helped avert a strike in St. Paul....

  • Family of inmate who died by suicide sues Sherburne County

    Apr 7, 2023

    The family of a 23-year-old man who died by suicide in the Sherburne County jail is suing the county and two of its correctional officers in connection with his death, after he was found hanged in the same cell where another inmate killed himself in the same manner three years earlier. Justice L. White died at the hospital on April 21, 2020, 11 days after he made a noose from a sheet inside a segregated unit at the Sherburne County jail. After officers found White in his cell, they performed CPR but he never regained consciousness. Christine...

  • 'I failed Molly Campbell'

    Apr 7, 2023

    Disgraced environmental figure Winona LaDuke and her inner circle are striking a defiant tone as the organization she has led for 30 years seeks to recover from a $750,000 verdict in a sexual harassment and retaliation case. In a series of public statements on Wednesday, Honor The Earth confirmed that LaDuke, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, stepped down as executive director of the organization she co-founded in 1993. The decision came after a jury in Minnesota last week delivered the...

  • First Nations chief challenges Winnipeg police to do 'proper investigation'

    Apr 7, 2023

    The chief of Lake St. Martin First Nation is accusing the Winnipeg police of failing to properly investigate the death of a 33-year-old Indigenous woman whose body is the latest found in the notorious Brady landfill in Manitoba. Chief Chris Traverse challenged the police announcement Thursday, April 6, that Linda Mary Beardy of Lake St. Martin First Nation was not murdered, and accused police of trying to tarnish the young mother’s reputation. His statements came just an hour or so after the Winnipeg Police Service held a press conference to s...

  • A LETTER FROM SHERIFF JASON RIGGS ON RECREATIONAL CANNABIS

    Apr 7, 2023

    As Sheriff of Beltrami County, I was elected to enforce our laws and keep the public safe. With the Minnesota Legislature considering the legalization of recreational cannabis, my job may be changing substantially in the near future. These bills have been moving through the legislature at a rapid pace, and I am concerned that state lawmakers may not address some key public safety issues that would arise if cannabis is legalized this session. Currently, law enforcement lacks an instant, on-site test for cannabis intoxication, similar to a...

  • Attorney General Ellison's Office to prosecute murder of Zaria McKeever

    Apr 7, 2023

    April 6, 2023 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued the following statement upon accepting Governor Tim Walz’s referral under Minnesota law of the prosecution of the murder of Zaria McKeever. Ms. Keever, a 23-year-old mother of a 1-year-old child, was murdered in her Brooklyn Park home on November 8, 2022. Two juveniles and three adults have been charged in the murder. My request to Governor Walz to assign the prosecution of this case to my office is one I did not make lightly. I requested that Hennepin County refer the...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces Up to $233 Million in Water Conservation Funding for Gila River Indian Community

    Apr 7, 2023

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Following a visit to the Gila River Indian Community, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and Deputy Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner David Palumbo announced up to $233 million in historic funding and conservation agreements to help the Gila River Indian Community and water users across the Colorado River Basin protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River System. They were joined by federal...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces $20 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Drought Resilience Projects in California and Utah

    Apr 7, 2023

    WASHINGTON – As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and make communities more resilient to the climate crisis, the Department of the Interior today announced $20 million for four small surface and groundwater storage projects in California and Utah. These projects, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, are essential tools to help conserve water and increase the efficiency of water use in the Colorado River Basin. The announcement comes as Department and Biden-Harris admin...

  • Red Lake Tribal Programs to close at noon on April 7th in observance of Good Friday

    Apr 7, 2023

    Red Lake Tribal Programs to close at noon on April 7th in observance of Good Friday...

  • Little Rock District Easter Basket Giveaway - Friday, April 7, 2023

    Little Rock District Easter Basket Giveaway - Friday, April 7, 2023 1 PM until gone - New Little Rock Center...

  • MDH encourages teens to 'Call Norm'

    Apr 7, 2023

    To combat the tobacco industry’s use of marketing tactics like celebrity endorsements and the use of flavors that appeal to youth, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has launched “Hey Norm,” a creative, relatable marketing campaign intended to engage teens about the issue of vaping. According to the 2022 Minnesota Student Survey, about 14% of Minnesota’s 11th grade students and more than 2% of middle school students use e-cigarettes. This e-cigarette use exposes these students to the harmful effects of commercial tobacco and the potenti...

  • Warrior Challenge Basketball Tournament held over the weekend in Red Lake - P5

    Apr 7, 2023

    Warrior Challenge Basketball Tournament held over the weekend in Red Lake Champions Plainzmen 2nd place Warpath 3rd place Sota Boys Warrior Challenge Champions, Plainzmen! They came back from down 38-42 in the championship game. Led by Jr. Gunville, 21 points, who didn't miss many shots, including winning the 3-point contest! Famous Lefthand finsihed with 19, and Vinny Lasley 15. Brady Fairbanks connected from downtown 3 times in the second half to spark the run, Aspen Lapointe also chipped in...

  • Red Lake High School students visit two schools in South Dakota to learn more about peer leadership - P9

    Apr 7, 2023

    Eighteen students and three chaperones are currently in South Dakota today and tomorrow to learn more about peer leadership by interacting with other peer leaders under the direction of Tim McGowan. Mr. McGowan runs Networks of Support which helps schools and students improve school climate and culture through relationship building. Here are some photos of our first day that we spent at the Lower Brule Sioux High School with another group of students who are peer leaders in their school....

  • Warriors upset in last second 3-pointer by Pelican Rapids in Red Lake, 64-63 - P23

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Apr 7, 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...

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