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Articles from the April 27, 2021 edition

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Byron Anthony Downwind, Sr.

Byron Anthony Downwind, Sr. April 15, 1963 - April 24, 2021 Byron Anthony Downwind, Sr., whose Ojibwe name is “Gite Gaabo” of the Crane Clan, 58, of Bemidji, MN died Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Traditional Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the new Red Lake Center...

 

Vernon William McDonald

Vernon William McDonald April 15, 1958 - April 24, 2021 Vernon William McDonald, Age 63, was born at the U of M on April 15, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN. He has journeyed to the spirt world from the same hospital that he was born on April 22, 2021. He is the son of Harriet Irene Denomie. He was a very strong person with a positive...

 

Minnesota won't lose eighth congressional seat, Census Bureau rules

Minnesota just barely held on to its eight congressional seats on Monday as the U.S. Census Bureau announced new population totals for the country. Minnesota grew by slightly under 400,000 people in the last decade, the Census Bureau reported, reaching a total population of 5,709,752 people by April 2020. But with other states...

 

Youth sports groups question Minnesota COVID-19 restrictions

Minnesota's controversial pause on youth sports last fall received new attention Monday as lawmakers and sports advocates accused Gov. Tim Walz and state health leaders of overselling the danger of athletes spreading COVID-19 to vulnerable people such as long-term care residents. The Let Them Play MN group that opposed many...

 

Plymouth 6th-grader fires gun in school; dad says boy took gun from home

A student fired multiple gunshots inside Ply­mouth Middle School on Monday in a frightening incident that ended with parents hugging their children in relief when word spread that no one was injured. The shots rang out about 8:45 a.m. outside a bathroom, and a school resource officer apprehended the student, said Plymouth...

 

Minnesota reports third COVID-19 death of a child

A child under 10 from the Marshall, Minn., area died Sunday from complications of COVID-19. The pediatric COVID-19 death is the third reported in Minnesota during the yearlong pandemic, but the first not to involve underlying health conditions or contributing factors. The child was a first-grader at Marshall's Park Side...

 

SOS messages, panic as virus breaks India's health system

NEW DELHI - Dr. Gautam Singh dreads the daily advent of the ventilator beeps, signaling that oxygen levels are critically low, and hearing his desperately ill patients start gasping for air in the New Delhi emergency ward where he works. Like other doctors across India, which on Monday set another record for new coronavirus...

 

US to share AstraZeneca shots with world after safety check

WASHINGTON - The U.S. will begin sharing its entire stock of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines with the world once it clears federal safety reviews, the White House said Monday, with as many as 60 million doses expected to be available for export in the coming months. The move greatly expands on the Biden administration's action las...

 

Statement on COVID-19 death in school-aged child

We are deeply saddened to confirm that a child under age 10 from southwestern Minnesota has died due to complications from COVID-19. While COVID-related deaths in children are rare, they can occur even in otherwise healthy children. Since the start of the pandemic, three Minnesota children under age 18 have died due to COVID-19. Because this is a death in a school-aged student...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    April 27, 2021

2021 Red Lake High School Prom - P3

2021 Red Lake High School Prom King - Arron Chaboyea Queen - LaTayla Pemberton...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    April 27, 2021

2021 Red Lake High School Prom - P4

2021 Red Lake High School Prom King - Arron Chaboyea Queen - LaTayla Pemberton...

 

Dain Walters of Grand Rapids Wins Madden 21 Tournament at GigaZone Gaming Championship 5

(Bemidji, MN) April 17, 2021 – The second of three consecutive weekends of GigaZone Gaming Championship 5 was held Saturday, April 17 with the Madden 21 Tournament. Dain Walters of Grand Rapids won 1st Place and $500. Adam Scott of Brainerd got 2nd Place and $400. Adam had finished in 3rd place in 2017 Madden Tournament. Nick...

 

Hunter Branson Wins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament for 2nd time in a row at GigaZone Gaming Championship 5

(Bemidji, MN) April 26, 2021 – The last Saturday of GigaZone Gaming Championship 5 was held virtually Saturday, April 24 with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. Hunter Branson who won the Super Smash Bros. Tournament in 2019, defended his title in 2021 and won $500. Ronnie Nguyen of Bemidji got 2nd Place and $400....

 

Revised Red Lake Warriors Baseball Schedule 2021 and Lady Warriors Softball Schedule

Red Lake Warriors Baseball Schedule 2021 Date Opponent Location Time 04/13/21 W-H-A Away 4:30 p.m.(ppd) 04/15/21 Nevis Home 4:30 p.m.(ppd) 04/19/21 Blackduck Away 4:30 p.m.(ppd) 04/22/21 Laporte(DH) Home 3:30 p.m. 04/26/21 L-O-W Away 4:30 p.m. 04/29/21 Cass Lake Away 4:30 p.m. 04/30/21 Nevis Home 4:30 p.m. 05/03/21 K-N Home...

 

Warriors split double-header with Laporte - P5

The Red Lake Warriors opened their baseball season on Thursday, April 22, 2021, hosting Laporte for a double-header. Three other games scheduled earlier season had to be postponed due to the weather conditions and will likely be made up sometime later in the season. Laporte won the first game, while Red Lake took the second....

 

Warriors split double-header with Laporte - P6

The Red Lake Warriors opened their baseball season on Thursday, April 22, 2021, hosting Laporte for a double-header. Three other games scheduled earlier season had to be postponed due to the weather conditions and will likely be made up sometime later in the season. Laporte won the first game, while Red Lake took the second....

 

THE NEWS OF THE WORLD: Abducted and Erased by Hollywood's White Saviors

Universal Pictures' Golden Globe and Oscar nominated film "News of the World" seizes Native American history and identity to tell yet another Euro-American fantasy of America's fabled Wild West, this time stripped almost completely of American Indian presence. I admit I like the Tom Hanks starring Paul Greengrass...

 

CNN Commentator Rick Santorum Says 'There Isn't Much Native American Culture in American Culture'

WASHINGTON - Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania U.S. senator turned CNN political commentator, seems to have his own twist on the origins of the United States, which includes the erasure of Native American culture. In a speech last Friday at the Standing Up For Faith & Freedom Conference for the Young America's Foundation,...

 

Rick Santorum at Young America's Foundation

Before I correct the record, let me address Rick Santorum directly without mincing words: Rick Santorum is an unhinged and embarrassing racist who disgraces CNN and any other media company that provides him a platform. Televising someone with his views on Native American genocide is fundamentally no different than putting an outright Nazi on television to justify the...

 

Evening briefs in Indian Country

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to ban the use of Native American names, symbols and images as school mascots, logos and team names at most public schools in Washington. Inslee signed the measure Monday, and the ban would take effect Jan. 1. “This bill will end the disrespectful use of Native American imagery in our schools,” Inslee said....

 

Census winners, losers

The results of the 2020 U.S. Census have been released and there are some losers, winners and a few near misses. The count is used to determine each state’s representation in the U.S. House and the Electoral College. In two instances, the Native vote is credited with helping a state either gain or keep a Congressional seat in close calls. Counting U.S. residents in 2020 was...

 

USW Welcomes Executive Order on Worker Organizing and Empowerment

(Pittsburgh) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement today in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order establishing a White House task force to evaluate and encourage greater unionization in the United States: “The USW welcomes President Biden’s interagency task force on worker organizing and empowerment...

 

FUNDRAISER AT RED LAKE TRADING POST ON FRIDAY - FOR KATO STATELY AND ANTHONY SIGANA

PLEASE HELP US IN SUPPORTING TWO OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS' CHILDREN AS THEY ADDRESS SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUES. A FUND RAISER ON FRIDAY APRIL 30TH FROM 10:30 AM TO 3:30 PM WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR KATO STATELY AND ANTHONY SIGANA. A $5 DONATIN WILL BUY YOU A BRAT/HOTDOG POP AND CHIPS, AND A CHANCE TO WIN GIFT CARDS FROM THE TRADING POST....

 

Minnesota schools see 'worrisome' surge in COVID-19 cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — COVID-19 case rates are rising across Minnesota, and they’re affecting younger Minnesotans, especially middle and high school students. Minnesota health officials said Thursday that the number of school-related COVID-19 cases reported this week among students has now exceeded the peak seen during a surge of cases in November. “The last month-plus...

 

Analysis: In Thousands of Districts, 4-Day School Weeks Are Robbing Students of Learning Time for What Amounts to Hygiene Theater

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made clear that good ventilation and consistent mask wearing are far more effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 than disinfecting surfaces. This clarification was long overdue. Scientists have long suspected that the virus is mainly airborne. They recognized that measures like deep cleaning and...

 

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