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  • Benesikwe (Shirley Ann Nordrum)

    May 9, 2023

    Benesikwe (Shirley Ann Nordrum) June 28, 1962 ~ May 4, 2023 (age 60) Benesikwe (Shirley Ann Nordrum), age 60, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at her home in Laporte, MN. My sister lived the most fullest life of anyone I know. She was vibrant and vivacious, had a contagious laugh and the dumbest sense of humor. She thought she was funny. We would joke because I thought I was funnier; well, more people did laugh at her stories, so maybe her humor was better than mine. Her...

  • Donavan Starlen Mountain

    May 9, 2023

    Donavan Starlen Mountain September 11, 1986 - May 6, 2023 A full obituary will be published soon.Donavan Starlen Mountain, Nenaawikamigganang, age 36 of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born on September 11, 1986 the son of Starr Pierce and Cynthia Mountain. My son Donavan Starlen Mountain was one of two children. He went to DeLaSalle High School and he enjoyed biking and being with all generations of our family. He...

  • Minnesota Senate votes for paid family and medical leave

    May 9, 2023

    A paid family and medical leave program that would allow all Minnesota workers to take months off work to care for a newborn, a sick family member or recover from illness is nearing reality at the state Capitol. The Senate voted along party lines to create a state-run leave program Monday that would enable people to take time off with partial pay. It would be funded by a payroll tax on employers and employees. Some employers and business groups oppose the bill, while other workers and small...

  • Suspect dead after western Wisconsin deputy's killing had extensive criminal history

    May 9, 2023
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    The 34-year-old Minnesota man accused of shooting and killing a sheriff's deputy in western Wisconsin on Saturday night had a long criminal record in Minnesota, state records show. Jeremiah D. Johnson was on supervised release following a years-long prison stint after pleading guilty in 2015 to two felonies: kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct. Johnson, formerly of Stillwater, had moved to Shakopee within the past year. Wisconsin officials said he killed St. Croix County Sheriff's deputy...

  • Farmers' trench digging raises concerns about wetlands protection in Minnesota

    May 9, 2023

    MARSHALL, Minn. - A pair of farmers had permission to clean out some ditches in a few fields. Instead, they dug a trench nearly three-quarters of a mile long in the fields and through a cattail marsh in southwest Minnesota, work authorities say violated wetlands protection laws. The ditching episode has triggered consternation in this pocket of Lyon County. Two downstream farmers took time from spring planting to speak out, saying they feel it's such an egregious violation, they don't...

  • St. Paul woman pleads for information leading to shooter who killed husband outside home

    May 9, 2023

    A grieving St. Paul woman is pleading for anyone with information about the daylight killing of her husband to share what they know in hopes of finding whoever shot Michael Brasel as he tried to stop someone stealing from a car outside his house. Brasel, 44, a father of two boys, a husband and a youth hockey coach, was shot just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the quiet St. Anthony Park neighborhood where the family has lived since 2008. Police Sgt. Mike Ernster said late Monday morning that the...

  • Minneapolis man charged with murder in February drug deal shooting that killed two, injured third

    May 9, 2023

    A 24-year-old Minneapolis man was charged with murder and attempted murder Monday in connection with a February drug deal in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood that turned deadly. Immir Fyontane Rice is accused of wounding one woman and killing two men Feb. 15 outside an apartment complex on Colfax Avenue S., according to charges filed in Hennepin County District Court. He's charged with two counts of second-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's...

  • Body of kayaker found on shore of Lake Superior in Lake County

    May 9, 2023

    DULUTH – The body of a 20-year-old Minneapolis man was found Friday afternoon on the shore of Lake Superior near the mouth of the Caribou River, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Saunder Strong's unoccupied red kayak was found floating on the river earlier in the day and the Lake County Sheriff's Rescue Squad and Tettegouche State Park rangers searched both land and water before finding him three hours later. Strong was living and working in Lutsen, Minn., according to the sheriff's department. https://www.s...

  • World press freedom in danger

    May 9, 2023

    The Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists announced on Monday - including the Star Tribune in the Investigative Reporting category - recognized journalism's possibilities. Journalism's perils were made clear last week on World Press Freedom Day, with the release of the World Press Freedom Index, which evaluates the environment for journalism in 180 countries. The news about news environments worldwide is not good. The situation is "very serious" in 31 countries, "difficult" in 42, "problematic"...

  • Sudan doctors: At least 100 killed in Darfur clashes

    May 9, 2023

    CAIRO - Clashes that erupted last month between armed fighters in a city in Sudan's restive Darfur region killed at least 100 people, according to Sudan's Doctors Syndicate. Hospitals were still out of service in the Darfur city of Genena and an accurate count of the wounded was still hard to make, the doctors' union added in a statement posted on its official Facebook page late Sunday. The fighting in Genena, which broke out a few days after Sudan's two rival generals took up arms against each...

  • North Dakota governor outlaws pronoun policies in schools

    May 9, 2023

    North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that prohibits public schools and government entities from requiring teachers and employees to refer to transgender people by the pronouns they use, the governor's office announced Monday. The new law also requires teachers to tell a parent or legal guardian if the student identifies as transgender. It prohibits transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice without prior approval from a parent or guardian. It is effective...

  • Bemidji man arrested after stabbing in Beltrami County

    May 9, 2023

    BELTRAMI COUNTY - A 28-year-old man has been arrested after he reportedly stabbed a man and attempted to break windows of vehicles on Sunday in Eckles Township near Bemidji. According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs, at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, dispatch received a call of a stabbing in the 5000 block of Theater Lane NW in Eckles Township, just west of Bemidji. Law enforcement responded to the scene and found a man with lacerations on his face. https:/...

  • ARREST FOLLOWING STABBING

    May 9, 2023

    Eckles Township – Beltrami County, MN - On Sunday, May 7th, 2023 at about 6:30AM The Beltrami County 911 Communications Center received a call of a stabbing in the 5000 block of Theater Ln NW in Eckles Township, Beltrami County. The adult male suspect was reportedly chasing additional persons and attempting to break out windows of vehicles. Beltrami County Deputies, Bemidji Police Officers and Minnesota State Troopers responded. Upon arrival it was determined that an adult male had lacerations to his face. Through investigation and witness a...

  • Flooding update: MnDOT reopens Highway 175 west of Hallock

    May 9, 2023

    BEMIDJI, Minn. – (3:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has reopened Highway 175 west of Hallock and Highway 220 from Highway 11 to Marshall County Road 5. Water levels have receded in these areas. Highways that remain closed: • Highway 220 north of Oslo (260th St. NW to Marshall CR 5) • Highway 317 from Highway 220 to North Dakota border The roadways will reopen when water has receded, and crews are able to make any necessary repairs. MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of road flooding throughout northwest M...

  • New report shows Minnesota's drinking water systems are resilient but face challenges

    May 9, 2023

    A new drinking water report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that while some areas of the state face challenges including quantity, quality and aging infrastructure, the vast majority of public water systems have met all the regulations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The report also shows nearly 98% of Minnesotans who get their drinking water from a community public water system received water that met all federal health-based standards throughout the year. The latest annual drinking water report assesses how well...

  • Looking after oral health

    May 9, 2023

    A new documentary focuses on Montana’s Big Horn County, which has been dubbed the most dangerous place for Native women in the country. We hear from Razelle Benally, who directed the Showtime documentary series called “Murder in Big Horn.” Felicia Frizzell is a Mescalero Apache dentist who says there are many barriers for Native people to access oral healthcare. She joins the show to explain how. The 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee is a key chapter in the history of the American Indian Movement. ICT’s Shirley Sneve and Stewart Hunting...

  • Over 200 NTC Graduates Celebrated at Commencement - P2

    May 9, 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...

  • Red Lake Nation College 5th Annual MMIW Walk held on Friday - P2

    Red Lake Nation College|May 9, 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....

  • 2023 Leech Lake Reservation 16th Annual Spiritual Run - P2

    Gary Charwood|May 9, 2023

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

  • Warriors Baseball Team fall to Kelliher-Northome in Red Lake - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 9, 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...

  • JV Boys unable to put together a win against Kelliher-Northome in Red Lake - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 9, 2023

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

  • Lady Warriors unable to put together a full team, forfeit to Laporte on Monday - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 9, 2023

    Lady Warriors unable to put together a full team, forfeit to Laporte on Monday, May 1st, 2023 Team held practice on game day...

  • 50th Annual BSU CIS Powwow held over the weekend on April 29, 2023 - P4

    May 9, 2023

    5th Annual BSU CIS Powwow held over the weekend on April 29, 2023 Photographs by Lainie Hiller Photography...

  • Prom Night 2023 celebrated by local students from the area - P8

    May 9, 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 - P7

    NAFWS|May 9, 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: https://www.nafws.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2023-National-Conference-FINAL-AGENDA-4.13.23.pdf 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...

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