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Articles from the May 2, 2023 edition

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  • Treasury's Yellen says US could default as soon as June 1

    May 2, 2023

    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen notified Congress on Monday that the U.S. could default on its debt as early as June 1, if legislators do not raise or suspend the nation's borrowing authority before then and avert what could potentially become a global financial crisis. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Yellen urged congressional leaders ''to protect the full faith and credit of the United States by acting as soon as possible'' to address the $31.4 trillion limit on its...

  • Dispute between Minnesota hemp, marijuana advocates heads to court

    May 2, 2023

    A clash between legalization advocates and hemp industry players is heading to court while the Minnesota Legislature moves closer to legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Steven Brown and Glenn McElfresh, two outspoken hemp industry advocates and business owners, are suing the main lobbying group pushing for recreational marijuana legalization, accusing it and one of its associates of defaming them online and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. They allege that the...

  • Cereal-maker Post settles trademark dispute with band OK Go

    May 2, 2023

    Cereal-maker Post Consumer Brands and rock band OK Go have reached a settlement in a federal trademark lawsuit. Terms of the settlement are confidential, according to a federal court document filed Monday. Post launched the lawsuit in January to seek a judge's opinion on if the company had a right to use OK GO! as a brand name for a new line of just-add-water cereals.

  • Minnesota fines CVS Caremark $500,000 alleging improper pharmacy benefit handling

    May 2, 2023

    The state Commerce Department has levied a $500,000 fine against CVS Caremark, alleging the pharmacy benefits manager used strategies Minnesota state law doesn't allow to steer consumers to pharmacies its parent company owns. Insurance companies and employers hire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to structure medication benefits within health plans. That includes designating pharmacies where enrollees can obtain medications at the lowest out-of-pocket cost. "Some Caremark enrollees complained...

  • St. Cloud man convicted of 2021 homicide of woman found dead on side of the road

    May 2, 2023

    ST. CLOUD — A jury on Friday found a 25-year-old St. Cloud man guilty on four felony counts related to the June 2021 murder of a Minnesota woman who was shot in the head and left on the side of the road. After a 13-day trial, the Stearns County jury found DeAntae D. Davis guilty of one count of premeditated first-degree murder, one count of aiding and abetting first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and one count of aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Davis will be held in custody until his sentencing on June 30. A...

  • Jurors convict St. Paul man of murder for 2021 shooting of another man following argument

    May 2, 2023

    Jurors have convicted a St. Paul man of murder for the 2021 shooting of another man following an argument. Larry Rucker, 41, was found guilty last week by a Ramsey County District Court jury of second-degree murder and illegal possession of a gun in connection with the shooting of Demond "Anton" Bingham, 48, in St. Paul's North End neighborhood in August 2021. Sentencing is scheduled for June 20. Court records say Rucker and Bingham were arguing around 10:30 p.m. when Rucker shot at Bingham four times. Three bullets struck a nearby car, and...

  • Biden/Trump rematch: An extravaganza of unfitness

    May 2, 2023

    A lot can happen between now and next year's election, but President Joe Biden's decision to run and former President Donald Trump's barely diminished standing with Republicans make a repeat of their 2020 contest quite likely. Pause for a moment to consider this prospect - and the epic failure it represents. The Democrats' best offer to the nation is a leader who's 80 going on 90, who can't safely be allowed off-script or put in front of reporters, whose grasp of policy and his own personal...

  • HMO profits from Minnesota state programs jump to $675.8M with enrollment surge

    May 2, 2023

    HMO profits from state government programs more than doubled last year to about $675.8 million, a Star Tribune analysis shows, partly because enrollees required fewer health care services than expected. The jump in operating income continued a pandemic trend of growing HMO profitability across the country due to historic enrollment expansion. Membership surged after states halted Medicaid eligibility re-determinations during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Last year's margins in Minnesota were unusually high, however, and driven by a 10%...

  • Fed is set to raise rates yet again. After that, then what?

    May 2, 2023

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is on track to raise its benchmark interest rate for the 10th time on Wednesday, the latest step in its yearlong effort to curb inflation with the fastest pace of hikes in four decades. Yet economists and Wall Street traders will be more interested in what the Fed and Chair Jerome Powell signal in a statement and at a news conference about a bigger question: What comes next? And on that note, they may be disappointed. Economists say Powell will likely hint that...

  • Tens of Thousands Attend Gathering of Nations, World's Largest Powwow

    May 2, 2023

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Gathering of Nations (GON) Powwow hosted its 40th annual event this weekend to crowds in the tens of thousands. Organizers coin the event as North America's largest powwow, and this year's tally of registered dancers reached more than 3,000, representing hundreds of tribes from the United States and Canada. The Powwow competition's purse included more than $200,000 in cash prizes. Host drums for this year's powwow were Showtime as the Northern Drum from Rapid City, S.D.,...

  • How Indigenous Nations Are Rebuilding Food Systems

    May 2, 2023

    “We were thrown to the four winds.” That's how Francene Ambrose describes the fate of her people when, in 1954, the U.S. government terminated its relationship with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. This article was originally published on, a nonprofit, public-service news team based in Portland, Oregon. The U.S. had obtained Western Oregon by treaty a century earlier. Although Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states that treaties are “the supreme law of the land,” termination meant the U.S. no longer recogni...

  • Indigenous student settles lawsuit against school district

    May 2, 2023

    Four years after being denied entry into her graduation ceremony because she wore an eagle plume on her graduation cap, Larissa Waln is finally getting a bit of justice as her family settled their lawsuit against the Dysart Unified School District in Arizona. “My family filed this lawsuit to protect Native peoples’ right to honor our religious beliefs and academic achievement, just as so many other students are permitted to,” Waln said in a statement. “I hope going forward schools learn to appreciate and respect our tribal practic...

  • New Miss Indian World crowned

    May 2, 2023

    Tori McConnell was crowned the new 2023-24 Miss Indian World at Gathering of Nations Powwow in New Mexico on Saturday. McConnell is of the Yurok and Karuk tribes and is from Eureka, California. She was one of 25 pageant contestants to compete in four competition categories including traditional talent, public speaking, personal interview, and dance.

  • Foster parents recognized for offering stability, support for Minnesota families during difficult times

    May 2, 2023

    Foster Care Month in May offers an opportunity to recognize foster parents for providing care and stability to children in crisis across Minnesota. Children in crisis often experience mental health challenges from trauma and family disruption. Indeed, mental and behavioral health is the most significant unmet health need for children and teens in foster care. As many as 80% of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to about 20% of the general population. “Addressing the mental health needs of children, youth and...

  • Prom Night 2023 celebrated by local students from the area - P3

    May 2, 2023

    Prom Night 2023 celebrated by local students from the area Photographs by members of the communities....

  • Native American Fish & Wildlife Society 40th Annual National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska - P2

    NAFWS|May 2, 2023

    The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society 40th Annual National Conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska, April 24-27, 2023 at the Hilton Hotel. See Agenda: NAFWS: We are thrilled to have had the honor and privilege of recognizing so many outstanding individuals in our communities who are truly dedicated to the conservation and preservation of fish and wildlife species at our banquet last night...

  • Youth Basketball Tournament in Ponemah over the weekend - P2

    Glenda Martin|May 2, 2023

    Youth Basketball Tournament in Ponemah over the weekend 1st place - Red Lake 1 5th Grade Boys division Coach Nano Kingbird 2nd place - Red Lake 2 5th Grade Boys division Coach Albert Charnoski 1st place - Ball Club 6th Grade Boys division Coach Duane Bebeau 2nd place - Mission 6th Grade Boys division Coach 1st place - Red Lake 5th Grade Girls division Coach Nolan Desjarlait 2nd place - Leech Lake 5th Grade Girls division Coach Mikele Finn 3rd place - Red Lake 6th Grade division Coach Andi...

  • Over 4,000 Attend GigaZone Gaming Championship & TechXpo - P7

    Paul Bunyan Communications|May 2, 2023

    (Bemidji, MN) (April 24, 2023) – An estimated crowd of over 4,000 attended the GigaZone Gaming Championship & TechXpo on Saturday, April 22 at the Sanford Center. The event featured free gaming, numerous gaming tournaments, over 35 technology exhibitors, door prizes, and special guest Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. This one-of-a-kind regional gaming event showcases Paul Bunyan Communications' IT and web development team which custom built and integrated much of the online technology and...

  • Red Flag Warning Issued for Northwest Minnesota on Monday

    Lakeland News|May 2, 2023

    A red flag warning was issued earlier today by the National Weather Service for northwestern parts of Minnesota. Despite the warning only going from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, they expect more warnings to go out over the next few weeks until plants begin to green up. NOAA works closely with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center to determine if the level of dry vegetation, mixed with windy conditions, warrant a warning. Both are things the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says can lead to fires that spread quickly and get out of control....

  • US to Lift Most Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Next Week

    Lakeland News|May 2, 2023

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will end most of the last remaining federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements next week when the national public health emergency for the coronavirus ends, the White House said Monday. Vaccine requirements for federal workers and federal contractors, as well as foreign air travelers to the U.S., will end May 11. The government is also beginning the process of lifting shot requirements for Head Start educators, healthcare workers, and noncitizens at U.S. land borders. The requirements are among the last v...

  • WSHU Podcast Nominated for Peabody Award

    May 2, 2023

    FAIRFIELD, CT – The 83rd Annual Peabody Nominees have been announced, and WSHU’s Still Newtown podcast has been nominated for the prestigious Peabody Award by unanimous vote from the Board of Jurors. According to their website, the Peabody Awards “honor excellence in storytelling that reflects the social issues and the emerging voices of our day.” Still Newtown is an 11-part podcast series hosted by WSHU Reporter Davis Dunavin that chronicles the life of the Sandy Hook community a decade after the shooting. Insightfully reported and deeply...

  • Tuleah Palmer named Bemidji State's 2023 Distinguished Minnesotan

    May 2, 2023

    Tuleah Palmer, who has spent more than 20 years serving non-profit and human services organizations in northern Minnesota, will deliver Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College’s 2023 Commencement address as the recipient of the 39th Distinguished Minnesotan award. First presented in 1981, the Distinguished Minnesotan award acknowledges the contributions of current or former residents of the state who have performed exemplary service to the people of Minnesota or the United States. Palmer’s address will be delivered in-...

  • Little Rock Monthly Community Meeting - Wednesday, May 3, 2023

    Little Rock Monthly Community Meeting - Wednesday, May 3, 2023 6 PM - Old Little Rock Center...

  • Red Lake Community Meeting - Monday, May 8, 2023

    Red Lake Community Meeting - Monday, May 8, 2023 6 PM - New Red Lake Center...

  • NWAC supports call for a National State of Emergency, demands immediate action from government to end genocide

    May 2, 2023

    OTTAWA – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has joined with other Indigenous organisations and Canadians to ask the government to declare a state of emergency to end the genocide against Indigenous women, girls, transgender, two spirit, and gender-diverse people. NWAC is also demanding that rather than claw back essential funding to enhance the safety of women, children and gender-diverse peoples, that the funding be reinstated - and increased. Since the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Mur...

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