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  • Kenneth A. Coffey

    May 8, 2023

    Kenneth A. Coffey August 23, 1938 - May 3, 2023 Kenneth Andrew Coffey age 86, of Cloquet, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. He was born on August 23, 1936, to Cleophus and Lillian (Ollikkala) Coffey in the Cloquet Indian Hospital. Kenneth grew up in Proctor, Minnesota and graduated from Proctor High School. He served his country in the United States Navy and was known for his ability to swim the entire length of a pool without coming...

  • Sheriff's deputy shot and killed in western Wisconsin

    May 8, 2023

    A western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Saturday night, the third such on-duty shooting death of a law enforcement officer in the region in a month, officials said. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office identified the slain deputy as Kaitie Leising, 29, who had been with the department since 2022. The suspect also is dead. "We will miss her infectious smile and personality," Sheriff Scott Knudson said in a statement. "She will be missed by all she touched." h...

  • 'What happens if I am killed?' Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks out about threats

    May 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON - Death threats are a persistent part of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's life. "I have to have regular conversations with my kids: 'What happens if I am killed?'" Omar said in an interview. "I have to have regular conversations with them about how to walk down the street, things to look for." Since the Minneapolis Democrat won her congressional seat in 2018, two men have pleaded guilty to threatening to kill her. Omar's name, along with those of other prominent Democrats and some media...

  • Neighbors on edge after man's death in quiet St. Paul neighborhood

    May 8, 2023

    The broad-daylight shooting of a man in St. Paul has neighbors rattled. Michael Brasel, a father of two, a husband and a youth hockey coach, was fatally shot as he tried to stop someone stealing from a car outside his house in the quiet St. Anthony Park neighborhood just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday. "He had the best sense of humor, giant love for his boys and ever-giving spirit to help out those around him," Brasel's wife, Hilary, wrote on Facebook.

  • SUV driver hits crowd at Texas bus stop near border; 7 dead

    May 8, 2023

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - An SUV slammed into a crowd of people waiting for a bus Sunday outside a migrant shelter in the border city of Brownsville, Texas, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 10, police said as they prepared to arrest the hospitalized driver. With no bench at the unmarked city bus stop, some of the victims were sitting on the curb around 8:30 a.m. when the driver hit them, surveillance video from the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center showed. Brownsville police...

  • Worries grow about Ukraine nuke plant amid evacuations

    May 8, 2023

    KYIV, Ukraine - Anxiety about the safety of Europe's largest nuclear power plant grew Sunday after the Moscow-installed governor of the Ukrainian region where it is located ordered civilian evacuations, including from the city where most plant workers live. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi has spent months trying to persuade Russian and Ukrainian officials to establish a security zone around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to prevent the war from causing a...

  • Injured black bear roaming north Minneapolis is euthanized

    May 8, 2023

    A black bear wandering in north Minneapolis neighborhoods was euthanized Sunday. The bear was spotted Sunday morning near Girard and 14th avenues N. According to Minneapolis police, officers found the bear, which looked as though it had an injured front paw. The state Department of Natural Resources was called in to help, and Minneapolis police tracked the bear around the neighborhood using a drone and with help from park police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

  • Minneapolis warns dog owners as canine flu spreads

    May 8, 2023

    It might be Fido's turn to practice social distancing. Seven cases of canine influenza have been confirmed in Minneapolis, according to state officials, after the virus infected 200 dogs in shelters last month. There have also been cases reported in Anoka and Carver Counties. Dog-to-dog contact is the most common form of transmission. North Loop and Uptown pups are especially at risk, according to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. h...

  • Michigan faces pushback with gun red flag law set to pass

    May 8, 2023

    LANSING, Mich. — Karen Kobylik knew her daughter should not have a gun. She had repeatedly called the police since her daughter turned 21, pleading with them to take her firearms because of the risk she posed to herself and others. "They said we can't take any guns away from her because we cannot step on her Second Amendment right,'' Kobylik told The Associated Press. ''I was like, 'I'm a mother telling you that this kid's got a mental issue that is not currently being addressed.''' Kobylik's daughter, Ruby Taverner, shot and killed her b...

  • Yellen: 'No good options' if Congress fails to act on debt

    May 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that there are ''no good options'' for the United States to avoid an economic ''calamity'' if Congress fails to raise the nation's borrowing limit of $31.381 trillion in the coming weeks. She did not rule out President Joe Biden bypassing lawmakers and acting on his own to try to avert a first-ever federal default. Her comments added even more urgency to a high-stakes meeting Tuesday between Biden and congressional leaders from both...

  • Minnesota woman dies in 2-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Fargo-Moorhead

    May 8, 2023

    MOORHEAD — A Breckenridge, Minn., woman is dead after two vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 late Sunday morning, May 7, at the Red River bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The extent of injuries to others in the vehicles involved hadn't yet been determined by the time the Patrol released an initial report on the accident at 4:47 p.m. The crash was reported about 11:29 a.m., though a description of the accident was not included in the initial report.

  • WHO declares end to COVID global health emergency

    May 8, 2023

    LONDON — The World Health Organization on Friday declared an end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency, marking a major step toward the end of the pandemic that has killed more than 6.9 million people, disrupted the global economy and ravaged communities. The WHO's Emergency Committee met on Thursday and recommended the UN-agency declare an end to the coronavirus crisis as a "public health emergency of international concern," which has been in place for over three years. "It is therefore with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a g...

  • Mayo Clinic threatens to kill billions in state investment if two health care bills pass

    May 8, 2023

    ROCHESTER - Mayo Clinic is threatening to reconsider planned construction projects in Minnesota "four times the size of the investment in U.S. Bank Stadium," if the Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz enact two statewide health care bills. The threat was included in an email from Kate Johansen, Mayo Clinic's vice chair of external engagement, to Walz and state lawmakers on Wednesday, May 3. The email had the subject line "Mayo HHS Omnibus Concerns." Johansen wrote, "The two proposals discussed - the...

  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe seeks to increase number of foster families

    May 8, 2023

    ONAMIA, Minn. --Five years ago, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe had more than 70 licensed foster homes. Today, that number has fallen to about 40. Most are already caring for children, or are licensed only to care for relatives. That means some kids are being sent to non-Native foster homes or facilities outside the community – a problem rooted in historical trauma, Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin said during her annual State of the Band speech in January. https://www.bemidjip...

  • A New Online Tool Will Let Native Americans Search for Relatives Who Attended Indian Boarding Schools

    May 8, 2023

    TULAILIP, Wash.-The Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) plans to launch a website this summer that will allow Native Americans to search for information on relatives who attended Indian boarding schools. The digital archive repository and research tool will launch with nearly 50,000 records from a federal archive and, over time, integrate records from other Indian boarding school databases developed by private, nonprofit and governmental organizations. "I hope that we find...

  • Wadena County Dismisses Remaining Charges Against Winona LaDuke in Line 3 Case

    May 8, 2023

    WADENA, Minn.-On Thursday, Wadena County dismissed all charges against activist Winona LaDuke for her role in protests against Enbridge's Line 3 Expansion Oil Pipeline Project in Minnesota. LaDuke, a White Earth Ojibwe citizen and former executive director of Honor the Earth, was arrested with six other women on July 19, 2021, for protesting in front of a Line 3 replacement site near the Shell River in Wadena County. "I'm grateful, I was the last defendant on the river," Winona LaDuke said in...

  • 'The aunties are coming'

    May 8, 2023

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Washington — It was the first sunny weekend of spring, and 18 women representing tribes from across the country were tucked away in the woods on Bainbridge Island. They gathered together for three days of leadership training at the second annual Native Action Network “A Seat at the Table” Advocacy Boot Camp. The goal of the weekend was to provide the women with tools and confidence in their ability to be leaders, while also fostering a sense of community between them. On the first night, Cecelia FireThunder, Oglala Sioux...

  • Over 200 NTC Graduates Celebrated at Commencement

    May 8, 2023

    The ceremony kicked-off with a performance of the national anthem by Christian Breczinski, advising and accommodations coordinator at NTC. Following a traditional Ojibwe honor song rendered by Eyabay, a nationally-renowned drum group from the Red Lake Nation, Executive Vice President and Senior Academic Officer Dr. Ketmani Kouanchau welcomed all attendees to Northwest Technical College's commencement ceremony. Northwest Technical College awarded 79 associate of science degrees, 47 associate of...

  • Justice Department Strengthened Efforts to Address the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

    May 8, 2023

    “The Justice Department is marshalling the full strength of its resources to confront the crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons, which has devastated the lives of victims, their families, and entire Tribal communities. Addressing this crisis requires a whole-of-government approach, and we are grateful for the partnership of Tribal and other law enforcement agencies across the nation that are working alongside the Justice Department to help reduce crime and support victims in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.” – Attor...

  • 2023 Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College Graduation Ceremonies

    May 8, 2023

    7 Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College Graduation Ceremonies held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in Bemidji, MN. Photographs by members of the communities....

  • Red Lake Nation College 5th Annual MMIW Walk held on Friday

    Red Lake Nation College|May 8, 2023

    The Red Lake Nation College hosted our 5th Annual MMIW walk on Friday, May 5, 2023. It was a great turn out with over 300 participants. Thank you to everyone that joined us in remembering our MMIW/Relatives. Special thank you to our speakers Vernell Lussier, LeAsha Roy and our very own Bee Gauthier....

  • Bemidji MMIW Walk held on Friday

    May 8, 2023

    Bemidji MMIW Walk held on Friday...

  • Lady Warriors lose to Kelliher-Northome in first game of year

    May 8, 2023

    Lady Warriors lose to Kelliher-Northome in first game of year...

  • 2023 Leech Lake Reservation 16th Annual Spiritual Run

    Gary Charwood|May 8, 2023

    7 Leech Lake Reservation 16th Annual Spiritual Run...

  • Warriors Baseball Team fall to Kelliher-Northome in Red Lake - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 8, 2023

    Warriors Baseball Team fall to Kelliher-Northome in Red Lake on Thursday, May 4, 2023. JV Boys also unable to put together a win...

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