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Articles from the April 27, 2022 edition


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  • Brenda Lee Beaulieu

    Apr 27, 2022

    Brenda Lee Beaulieu May 4, 1951 - April 24, 2022 Gaagigegiizhigookwe, Brenda Beaulieu, age 70, of Isle, MN, passed away on April 24, 2022. Visitation will begin at Dusk on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation with Obizaan officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Burial...

  • Tonya Marie Bellecourt

    Apr 27, 2022

    Tonya Marie Bellecourt October 30, 1965 - April 23, 2022 Tonya Marie Bellecourt, age 56 of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born on October 30, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Clyde Bellecourt and Peggy Holmes. She loved to drive around. Tonya loved and cared for her family, and to help others in need. When visiting in Las Vegas, she saw and fell in love with Wayne Newton. Fall was her...

  • Suspect arrested in Wisconsin girl's killing

    Apr 27, 2022

    CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - Police made an arrest Tuesday in the killing of Iliana "Lily" Peters, a 10-year-old girl who was found dead Monday morning after visiting her aunt's home. "Earlier this evening, we arrested a juvenile suspect in this case," Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matt Kelm said at an evening news conference. "The suspect was not a stranger. The suspect was known to the victim. "While nothing will bring Lily Peters back or change what happened, we are very grateful to deliver this...

  • The Death Of Lily Peters: Juvenile Suspect In Custody 'Was Known To The Victim,' Police Say

    Apr 27, 2022

    CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP/WCCO) — Police say a juvenile suspect is in custody in connection to the death of 10-year-old Illiana “Lily” Peters in western Wisconsin. Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matt Kelm said the suspect was arrested early Tuesday evening at a residence on the 400 block of North Grove Street. “The suspect was not a stranger. The suspect was known to the victim,” Kelm said. “We do not believe there is any danger to the community at this time.” https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2022/04/26/lily-peters-h...

  • Suspect arrested in Wisconsin homicide investigation

    Apr 27, 2022

    CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU/Gray News) - The Chippewa Falls Police Department arrested a juvenile suspect in their homicide investigation into the death of 10-year-old Iliana Peters. Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said the arrest was made in the city of Chippewa Falls Tuesday evening. Kelm said that the suspect was not a stranger to Peters, and was known to her. He said with the suspect is in custody and the public is no longer in danger. No other details were given about the suspect, including whether the suspect was related to...

  • Rep. John Thompson disputes St. Paul police chief's claim that he bullied officers

    Apr 27, 2022

    State Rep. John Thompson disputed St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell's claim that he attempted to intimidate and bully officers, saying that he responded to a police scene involving his daughter "as any concerned father would." Thompson released a statement Tuesday rejecting Axtell's comments about an incident over the weekend where the St. Paul lawmaker's adult daughter was pulled over by an officer after swerving and driving with expired tabs. A summary of the situation provided by St. Paul...

  • Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Bloomington's Lower Penn Lake

    Apr 27, 2022

    On a recent visit to Lower Penn Lake with his kids, Bloomington resident Mark Gabe Jensen noticed some dead fish near the boat landing. At first he thought there were just a few. "Dad, there's like 50 of them," his 10-year-old daughter said to him. Turns out it was more like several hundred dead fish, mostly invasive carp, according to a report this spring from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The reason for the die-off, according to the report: anoxia, or lack of oxygen, likely...

  • Delta to begin paying flight attendants during boarding

    Apr 27, 2022

    Delta Air Lines, which is facing another attempt to unionize its flight attendants, will begin paying cabin crews during boarding, a first for a major U.S. airline. Across the airline industry in the United States, hourly pay for flight attendants starts when all the passengers are seated and the plane's doors close. Delta said the change will start June 2 on all flights. https://www.startribune.com/delta-to-begin-paying-flight-attendants-during-boarding/600168086/...

  • US urges more arms for Ukraine amid fears of expanding war

    Apr 27, 2022

    TORETSK, Ukraine - The U.S. pressed its allies Tuesday to move "heaven and earth" to keep Kyiv well-supplied with weapons as Russian forces rained fire on eastern and southern Ukraine amid growing new fears the war could spill over the country's borders. For the second day in a row, explosions rocked the separatist region of Trans-Dniester in neighboring Moldova, knocking out two powerful radio antennas close to the Ukrainian border. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Ukraine...

  • Harvard pledges $100M to research, atone for role in slavery

    Apr 27, 2022

    BOSTON - Harvard University is vowing to spend $100 million to study and atone for its extensive ties with slavery, the school's president announced Tuesday, with plans to identify and support the descendants of enslaved people who labored at the Ivy League campus. President Lawrence Bacow announced the funding as Harvard released a new report detailing the many ways the college benefited from slavery and perpetuated racial inequality. But the report stops short of recommending direct financial...

  • Russia-Ukraine war: Lavrov warns of risk of nuclear conflict

    Apr 27, 2022

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that the conflict in Ukraine risked escalating into a third world war and that NATO was “in essence” engaged in a proxy war with Moscow by supplying Kyiv with weapons. In a wide-ranging interview broadcast on state television on Monday, Lavrov said the risk of a nuclear conflict must not be underestimated and that the core of any agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine would depend largely on the military situation on the ground. The interview was aired hours after US Secretary of State...

  • Rep. Tom Cole Becomes Longest Serving Native American in the House

    Apr 27, 2022

    Last Friday was a milestone for Rep. Tom Cole (Chickasaw), who represents Oklahoma's 4th congressional district because on that day he became the longest serving Native American in history to serve the U.S. House of Representatives. The previous record was also held by an Oklahoman and member of the Chickasaw Nation, former Rep. Charles David Carter, who served in the House for a total of 7,048 days from 1907 to 1927. Cole assumed his office on Jan. 3, 2003. https://nativenew...

  • Native America Calling: The powwow trail returns

    Apr 27, 2022

    After two dark years, the Gathering of Nations returns as an in-person event. That follows the successful completion of Denver March Powwow last month, and the Crow Fair last July. The events and the many others that are planned are a force of optimism even as coronavirus cases continue to climb in certain places. Native America Calling will celebrate the celebrations and calculate the lingering risks as people head back to the powwow trail. https://www.indianz.com/News/2022/04/26/native-america-calling-the-powwow-trail-retu...

  • Weather pushes back spring sports at Red Lake Schools, but teams continue to practice

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Apr 27, 2022

    Weather pushes back spring sports at Red Lake Schools, but teams continue to practice Games were cancelled today, but girls hope to play at home on Thursday--weather permitting...

  • Weather pushes back spring sports at Red Lake Schools, but teams continue to practice - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Apr 27, 2022

    Weather pushes back spring sports at Red Lake Schools, but teams continue to practice Games were cancelled today, but girls hope to play at home on Thursday--weather permitting...

  • Attorney General Ellison sues solar-panel sales companies, lenders for defrauding Minnesota homeowners

    Apr 27, 2022

    April 26, 2022 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that he has filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court against four Utah-based solar-panel sales companies and three company executives for engaging in deceptive and fraudulent practices in marketing and selling residential solar panel systems that cost Minnesota homeowners anywhere from $20,000 to over $55,000. Attorney General Ellison is also suing several lenders that partnered with the solar companies to finance Minnesotans’ purchases and...

  • CIDRAP awarded $1 million in grants to create a Coronavirus Vaccines R&D Roadmap

    Apr 27, 2022

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (04/26/2022) - The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota announced today that it has received grants from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap aimed at developing broadly protective vaccines against betacoronaviruses, which predominantly circulate in bats and rodents and can "spill over" to human populations. "We know...

  • EPA Awards Grants to Virginia Indian Tribes for Sustainable Materials Management

    Apr 27, 2022

    PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe, of King William, Virginia, and the Chickahominy Indian Tribe and the Chickahominy Indian Tribe Eastern Division, both of Providence Forge, Virginia, have each been awarded grants to support diversion of food and other organic waste to composting programs instead of landfills. The projects also plan to increase the tribes’ access to locally grown foods and incorporate community engagement and educational initiatives...

  • Indian Affairs seeking applications for Native American Business Development Institute grants

    Apr 27, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development announced today it is accepting applications for Native American Business Development Institute grants. Proposals must be submitted via the Grants.gov website by June 27, 2022. Funds awarded through the program can be used to explore business solutions by obtaining technical assistance through the hiring of consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities. Grants for this purpose support facilitation of informed decision-making by Tribes...

  • MDA Asks for Input on USDA Local Food for Schools Program

    Apr 27, 2022

    St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking public input on proposed plans for food procurement and distribution as part of an application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Local Food for Schools program (LFS). The goal of the LFS program is to assist schools with the purchase of local food, with an emphasis on purchases from Socially Disadvantaged producers* and small businesses. MDA staff are working with staff from the Minnesota Department of Education and the University of Minnesota Extension on...

  • MPCA meteorologists forecast air quality in response to drought and wildfire predictions for summer 2022 in Minnesota

    Apr 27, 2022

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released air quality predictions for this upcoming summer. Minnesota experienced an unprecedented number of air quality alerts for unhealthy air conditions in 2021, which were the most severe, widespread, and longest lasting on record, reaching levels that were dangerous for everyone. Air quality is categorized by color, ranging from green indicating good air quality to maroon for dangerous air quality (see table below). At its peak during the...

  • Racial Equity Commitments Blog Series: #3

    Marc Majors, Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development|Apr 27, 2022

    At the end of March, we introduced DEED's five racial equity commitments in a blog. Our five racial equity commitments are: • Drive dollars to targeted communities. As an agency that grants millions of dollars per year to help grow the economy, where our money goes is an expression of what Minnesota values. • Increase outreach and engagement. We can't expect communities to just come to us – we have to be in communities ourselves, so that everyone is aware of our programs and...

  • St. Mary's Mission School visits Bemidji Science Center - P2

    Apr 27, 2022

    Preschool, Kindergarten, First grade, and Second grade; Bemidji Science Center trip on Monday, April 25, 2022....

  • Porky's Sugar Camp since 1976 near Maple Plain in Minnesota - P-7

    Apr 27, 2022

    Porky White began this sugar camp back in 1976 out near Maple Plain, MN. He is remembered by carrying on this tradition by making maple syrup and maple candy. To learn more on Porky's Sugar Camp, visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Porkys-Sugarbush-111339858928422/photos/pcb.5261038450625178/5261032123959144...

  • Warrior Boy's and Girl's Basketball Teams' Banquet held at RLHS - P13

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Apr 27, 2022

    Warrior Boy's and Girl's Basketball Teams' Banquet held at Red Lake High School on Wednesday, April 6, 2022....

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