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 News    May 8, 2020

Fishing Season Opens on Red Lake Reservation

Red Lake Conservation Law Enforcement - April 30, 2020: 2020 Fishing Opener will start Saturday May 2nd at 12:00am ONLY on the Upper Lake, Rivers, and the Small Lakes. There will NOT be any Fishing on Lower Red Lake until further Notice due to the Public Hazard. Any that Violate this order will be prosecuted to the fullest...

 

New Red Lake Center nears completion

After years of planning, preparation and construction the new Red Lake Center is nearing completion. Community Engagement meetings were held and the community members provided input of what they wanted to see in our new community center. There are many people who worked together to make this a reality. A special thank you to...

 

Lyle Lavern Donnell, Sr.

Lyle Lavern Donnell, Sr. January 6, 1940 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 80) Lyle Lavern Donnell, Sr., 80, of Redby, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at the Red Lake Hospital in Red Lake, MN. Mr. Donnell was born on January 6, 1940 in Red Lake, MN to Louis and Jane (Lussier) Donnell. He graduated from Red Lake High School in 1...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Minnesota unveils 'battle plan' to address COVID-19 in long-term care

State officials unveiled a "battle plan" Thursday to address the rising COVID-19 death toll in long-term care facilities, including universal testing in facilities with outbreaks and the use of incentives and even the National Guard to fill worker shortages when caregivers get sick. Minnesota lacked testing and other resources...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak in St. Cloud area sparks fears of spreading virus

A COVID-19 outbreak at poultry processing plants near St. Cloud over the past two weeks has prompted increased testing of workers there and contributed to a spike in the number of cases reported in the central Minnesota region. The outbreaks - at plants in the Stearns County cities of Cold Spring and Melrose - have quickly...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Lawsuit by group of churches, businesses challenges Minnesota's partial shutdown, saying it picks 'winners and losers'

Two Twin Cities churches and several business owners are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to end what they call an unconstitutional and draconian scheme to close them during the pandemic, saying the partial shutdown has violated their constitutional rights. In a federal lawsuit filed in Minnesota on Wednesday, the group alleges Walz's...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Police: Minneapolis neighborhood group's Zoom meeting hacked, overrun with child porn

Minneapolis police are investigating after someone hacked into a neighborhood group's video conference, shocking meeting-goers with a child pornographic film. Members of the Hawthorne Huddle - a monthly meeting of business owners, community leaders, police officers and others, organized by the neighborhood's association - were...

 

Minnesota's resorts walk a fine line between safety and service

Cindy Wannarka is conflicted when she looks at the line of northbound vehicles pulling boats behind them. Among them are the restless and the determined eager to celebrate a rite of spring - Minnesota's fishing opener. On the one hand, the rush of visitors to Minnesota's lake country is a good sign that business is coming back...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Sad reality is that many older Minnesotans will miss opener because of pandemic

Tony Seykora was 20 when he enlisted in the Navy, not long out of Owatonna High School. He wanted to fly, and in 10 months he had his pilot's wings. When the chance came to transfer to the Marines, he jumped at it. "Pearl Harbor was on everyone's minds, and I figured in the Marines I could get to the Pacific quicker and get...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Fond du Lac band preps for a coronavirus surge

CLOQUET – Photos of community members gaze down the empty hallways they adorn as the Min No Aya Win clinic quietly waits, like so many health care providers. The clinic, which is the primary source of care for many of the 4,200 members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, started preparing for the virus in...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is pulling two Patriot missile batteries and some fighter aircraft out of Saudi Arabia, an American official said Thursday, amid tensions between the kingdom and the Trump administration over oil production. The official said the decision removes two batteries that were guarding oil facilities in Saudi...

 

New York, as major travel hub, proved 'primary gateway' to spread of virus

New York City's coronavirus outbreak grew so large by early March that the city became the primary source of new infections in the United States, new research reveals, as thousands of infected people traveled from the city and seeded outbreaks around the country. The research indicates that a wave of infections swept from New...

 

Bemidji Mayor Albrecht wins DFL endorsement in District 5 Senate race

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht earned the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party's endorsement for Senate District 5 after a nine day voting period. On Thursday, DFL leadership announced that DFL delegates had endorsed Albrecht as the candidate for the Minnesota Senate in a district that includes four counties and spans from Bemidji to Grand Rapids. The balloting process was...

 

Bill to make elections safer during pandemic passes Legislature, moves to Walz's desk

ST. PAUL - Just three days after its passage in the Minnesota House, a bill expanding federal election funds for coronavirus response has passed the Senate and is on the way to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature. Senators on Thursday, May 7 passed House File 3429 by a 66-1 vote. The bill will open up $17 million in federal Help...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Third Suspect Arrested in Connection to Fire and Homicide Near Bemidji

David Charles Belcourt, a 32-year-old man from Bagley was arrested on May 5th in Naytahwaush Minnesota. He has been charged with second-degree intentional murder, first-degree arson and first-degree burglary with a dangerous weapon and explosive. He has been charged in connection to a May 3rd incident in which a man was shot...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Stearns County now second in Minnesota for coronavirus cases; death toll passes 500 in state

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The new confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in Stearns County, as the central Minnesota region reported 186 cases on Thursday, May 7, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. With 1,161 cases, the county named over the weekend as the fastest growing hotspot in the country by an analysis in The New York Times, now has the second-highest...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Assistant Secretary Sweeney's Statement Supporting DOI's Bison Conservation Initiative Announced Today

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 years. The Department of the Interior and its partners have been successful in restoring the populations of the American Bison and supporting healthy...

 

CareerForce helps connect Minnesotans who need work with senior care providers hiring now

Minnesota’s senior care providers are in critical need of workers to help care for some of our state’s most vulnerable residents during the current COVID-19 pandemic. People looking for rewarding and essential work now and interested in making a real difference in the lives of others are encouraged to participate in a CareerForce Virtual Career Fair next Monday, May 11...

 

Caregiver questions about coronavirus

We've gotten many questions from caregivers about how to reduce risk and protect older adults from coronavirus (COVID-19). To help you make informed senior care decisions, we've put together this page to answer top questions about specific caregiving situations. ** We'll keep updating this page as we get more questions and as...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Interior and Partners Commit to Long-Term Initiative to Conserve the American Bison

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the Bison Conservation Initiative (BCI), a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 years. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and its partners have been successful in restoring the populations of the American Bison...

 
 News    May 8, 2020

Lane closures begin on Highway 32 roundabout project in Thief River Falls May 8

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 32 south of Thief River Falls will experience lane closures and delays as crews from Pennington County begin construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Pennington County Road 8 and County Road 16. Motorists on Highway 32 will use a bypass lane to cross the intersection at County Road 16 and County Road 8. The intersection is...

 

The Red Lake Trading Post has 10 count masks for sale $14.99 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

The Red Lake Trading Post has 10 count masks for sale $14.99 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!...

 

Running Strong for American Indian Youth Delivers 22 Tons of Food to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, Running Strong for American Indian Youth delivered 44,200 pounds of shelf stable food to Running Strong’s field office Tipi Waste Un Zanipi (Wellness Through A Good Home) on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The special delivery was an act of COVID-19 relief for 1,700 families. Food insecurity is a prevalent issue in remote rural...

 

U.S. Senators Tina Smith and James Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Health Care Resources for Urban Indian Health Organizations Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. [05/07/20]—Today, U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced bipartisan legislation to boost health resources for urban Indian health organizations as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forces many to grapple with financial hardship and even close operations. The Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act, also co-sponsore...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 8, 2020

Red Lake Lady Warriors win Section 8A Tournament with 64-54 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River - P43

FROM KKCQ SPORTS The Red Lake Warriors overcame foul trouble and a halftime deficit to win their third Section 8A championship in the last four years. With the Warriors trailing 21-20 at halftime, they scored the first six points of the second half to take a 26-21 lead, a lead they would not give up. Junior Kelanna McClain...

 

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