Articles from the April 24, 2018 edition

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Minnesota court allows pipeline protesters to mount unusual defense

Four protesters can present an unusual “necessity defense” against criminal charges stemming from efforts to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday. Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein acknowledge that they turned the emergency shut-off valves on two pipelines on...

 

Darian Shawn Wakefield

Darian Shawn Wakefield June 6, 1977 - Friday, April 20, 2018 Service Information Church of the Blessed Kateri, Minneapolis, MN Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM Visitation Information Church of the Blessed Kateri, Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, April 24, 2018 All Night Wake...

 

Red Lake Fisheries Board Meeting: Official Statement from Red Lake Inc. and Fishery Board

RED LAKE - The Annual Fisheries Board Meeting was held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Red Lake Casino Convention Room beginning at 12 noon. Below is a statement from Red Lake Inc. and the Red Lake Fisheries Board: Official Statement from Red Lake Inc. and Fishery...

 

Red Lake shooting suspect in custody

BEMIDJI—A Red Lake man who the FBI thinks was involved in an armed robbery and shooting in November is back in custody. Derek Jon Paddy, 22, was booked at the Beltrami County Jail at 5:07 p.m. Thursday, the roster shows. He was charged in federal court March 29 with four crimes stemming from two separate incidents:...

 
 By Nathan Green    News    April 24, 2018

Judge Says Line 3 Replacement Should Follow Existing Route

An administrative law judge says Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than the company's preferred route. Administrative Law Judge Ann O'Reilly...

 

Judge: Minnesota should OK oil pipeline only if it follows existing route

Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company’s preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because Enbridge’s preferred route...

 

Proposed MN House sexual harassment policy would cover everyone, all the time

Lobbyists, interns, members of the media and the general public would all be protected from sexual harassment under a proposal poised to be adopted for the Minnesota House Wednesday. In addition, the behavior of House members and employees would not end when they leave the Capitol; the policy would cover them...

 

Region 2 Arts Council awards Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship

On April 4, 2018 the Region 2 Arts Council's Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council awarded two $5,000 Fellowships through their Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) program. The AAI Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, and aims to...

 

Senate passes bill toughening release of sex offenders

About 450 sex offenders and mentally ill and dangerous Minnesotans could be released from state custody before they are fully treated, lawmakers and the Dayton administration say, so state leaders are rushing through legislation to keep them supervised. “It could be days or weeks” when offenders would be released,...

 

At least 10 people dead, 15 hurt after van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, police say

TORONTO — A white rental van plowed through pedestrians on a sidewalk along a busy commercial street here Monday, killing 10, injuring 15 and leaving one of the world’s safest big cities with a path of carnage that spread for nearly a mile. The incident offered the latest grim reminder of how a vehicle could turn...

 

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted...

 

Masturbating acting teacher gets max jail time

A St. Paul man who admitted to masturbating during his young students’ ostensible acting lessons was sentenced to the maximum jail time allowable under state law Monday. In March, Nicholas Barghini, 31, pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court to one count of second-degree criminal-sexual conduct, a felony,...

 

Western Wisconsin officials warn of possible measles exposure

LA CROSSE, Wis. — County health departments in western Wisconsin are warning people about recent potential exposure to measles. The La Crosse and Trempealeau county health departments were notified this month that an out-of-state visitor had measles in its contagious stage, the La Crosse Tribune reported ....

 

Native American chefs and caterers revive age-old healthful foods

Christina Valtierra isn’t just serving food with her new catering service. She is delivering, with every appetizer and entree, a healthy dose of awareness of Native American culture. https://www.twincities.com/2018/04/21/native-american-chefs-caterers-revive-age-old-healthful-foods/...

 

House GOP tax plan includes rate cut

House Republicans in the state Legislature want to cut Minnesota’s second-tier tax rate as part of their plans to align the state’s tax code with recent federal changes. Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, who chairs the House taxes committee, released a proposal Saturday that he said would simplify state taxes so...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Wildfire season arrives: Much of area in 'high' fire danger category

BEMIDJI—Wildfire season took off in the Bemidji area Saturday; the fire department responded to three blazes, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources listed Monday's fire danger as "high." According to the Bemidji Fire Department's Facebook page, one of Saturday's three fires "heavily damaged" a garage....

 

LABORERS LOCAL 405 TO HOST 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MAY 3RD IN ROCHESTER

ROCHESTER, MN (April 23, 2018) – The Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 405 announced today plans for a free public celebration and media event on Thursday, May 3 at the Rochester Eagles Club. The purpose of this event is to celebrate 100 years of achievements of LiUNA Local 405 in southeaste...

 

Landowners Should Heed Advice When Buying and Planting Seed for Conservation Areas

ST. PAUL, Minn - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a warning to landowners: Be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings. Recently, the MDA has encountered several issues with seed sold in the state. In 2016 and 2017, the highly invasive weed Palmer amaranth...

 

Minneapolis pediatrician earns CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award

Dr. Dawn L. Martin of Minneapolis has been named a 2018 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for her dedication to promoting childhood immunization in Minnesota. Martin is a board-certified pediatrician who has worked at Hennepin Healthcare (formerly Hennepin County Medical Center) since 1994. In that time, Martin has...

 

PINE CITY STUDENTS TO RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF BOOKS TO TAKE HOME FROM BOOKSHELF BUILDERS INITIATIVE

Pine City, MN – April 11, 2018 – Parkers Prairie-area students are getting free books to take home, as part of a literacy program by Bookshelf Builders Initiative and Minnesota Reading Corps. Each pre-kindergarten student will receive 20 books, while kindergarteners through third graders will each get 8-10 books. W...

 

Red Lake Casino to close at 11 PM on Monday, April 23 to 8 AM Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Reminder, tonight the system upgrade will start at Seven Clans Casino, Red Lake. On April 23rd Seven Clans Casino, Red Lake site ONLY, will close down the gaming floor at 11 PM and reopen on April 24th at 8 AM. (The Hotel will still be open). Please be patient as the...

 

Trump Administration Wants American Indians to be Considered a Race Rather than Sovereign Nations

WASHINGTON – As a threat to tribal sovereignty, the Trump administration is attempting to strip American Indians and Alaska Natives from health care. Politico reported Sunday, the Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care. https://nat...

 
 Events   

ATTENTION ELDERS: Food Shelf on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (For Elders and Handicap Only) 62 years old and up

ATTENTION ELDERS: Food Shelf on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (For Elders and Handicap Only) 62 years old and up 1 PM to 3 PM - Redby Center (Old Commodity Hall)...

 

Receptionist - Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority

Vacancy Announcement Receptionist - Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority (See flyer)...

 

Delivery Driver Assistant - Galli Furniture

Delivery Driver Assistant $12 / hour Part-time Duties include: Loading and Delivery of merchandise to customers, unload freight in warehouse, operate a box truck in a safe and responsible manner, read driving instructions, furniture assembly and repairs, lifting...

 

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