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Articles from the May 15, 2020 edition

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Minnesota hospitals brace for COVID-19 peak

Hospital leaders endorsed Gov. Tim Walz's decision to end the statewide stay-at-home order on Monday, but urged Minnesotans to remain vigilant to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus that could still overwhelm them and leave them unable to care for some patients at the peak of the pandemic. Minnesota appears to have a...

 

Gloria Skinaway

Gloria Skinaway January 6, 1940 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 80) Gloria Jean Skinaway, 'Miskwadibe-ikwezens', 80, of McGregor died Wednesday May 13, 2020 in Aitkin, Minnesota. Funeral Services will be at 3 pm Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Sandy Lake Burial Grounds in McGregor, MN with traditional services officiated by Vincent Merrill....

 

Vincent "Butch" Roy Martineau

Vincent "Butch" Roy Martineau April 26, 1950 - May 11, 2020 Vincent "Butch" Roy Martineau Jr. "Giwiitahgizhik" Going all around the sky", age 70 started his journey on Monday, May 11, 2020. Butch was born to Evelyn Olson and Roy Martineau on April 26, 1950. Butch was a proud member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippe...

 

Bars and other businesses quickly reopen in Wisconsin - for now

HUDSON, WIS. – Ted Mosby couldn't help but feel conflicted Thursday as he finished his drink at Jonesy's Local Bar and Grill a day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court quashed Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order. "The virus is real. ... We supposedly haven't reached our peak yet. That's the scary part," said Mosby, a carpenter...

 

FDA probes accuracy issue with Abbott's rapid virus test

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are alerting doctors to a potential accuracy problem with a rapid test for COVID-19 used at thousands of hospitals, clinics and testing sites across the U.S., including the White House. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday it is investigating preliminary data suggesting...

 

Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesota's reopening followed preparation, not political pressure

For weeks, Gov. Tim Walz heard from people on all sides with ideas about how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials advised that the safest course was to maintain stay-at-home restrictions as hospitals increased their capacity to handle the most serious virus cases. Businesses hoped for a quick, safe return to something more like normality. http...

 

Gov. Tim Walz gives Minnesota schools flexibility on summer learning

Gov. Tim Walz said Thursday that schools will have the option of using distance learning or a hybrid of in-school instruction and remote learning for summer school this year. With his declaration came an acknowledgment that many students have not been thriving under the remote approach. https://www.startribun...

 

Some US schools are pulling the plug on distance learning

CUSSETA, Ga. - After the Chattahoochee County school district called an early end to the school year, seniors lined up one day last week to complete their graduation paperwork. Students who hadn't seen each other since in-person classes ended abruptly in March amid the coronavirus outbreak commiserated over all they've missed...

 

Reversing history, Indian Health Service seeks traditional healers

Cheryl Morales started the medicinal garden at the Aaniiih Nakoda College demonstration farm with only four plants: yarrow, echinacea, plantain and licorice root. After 10 years, the campus garden within the Fort Belknap reservation in northern Montana now holds more than 60 species that take up almost 30,000 square feet. Morales adds new plants annually. This year, she is...

 

Full-summer overweight permits start in the central, north-central and north frost zones

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start issuing full-summer overweight permits in the central frost zone Monday, May 18, and in the north-central and north frost zones Thursday, May 21, 2020. Full-summer overweight permits are already available in the metro, southeast and south frost zones. The frost zones and restricted routes can be found on...

 

Henry Luce Foundation Grants $250,000 to American Indian College Fund to Assist Tribal College Faculty with Remote Instruction During Covid-19 Crisis

May 14, 2020 Denver, Colo.— The Henry Luce Foundation granted the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) $250,000 to provide faculty at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) with the technology and support they need to make the transition to remote instruction during the Covid-19 crisis. TCUs are located on or near Indian reservations primarily in rural...

 

In Response to Trump Administration Evasiveness, Sanders Demands Answers on Ensuring Free, Universal Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

BURLINGTON, May 14 – In response to Trump administration officials' evasiveness under questioning by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing earlier this week, Sanders sent a follow-up letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, demanding that an eventual vaccine developed for COVID-19 be made...

 

Safely reopening and returning to work: What businesses and workers need to know

As Minnesota businesses begin the process of reopening and safely returning people to work, we know there are a lot of questions. We’ve answered many of the most common questions at mn.gov/deed/safework, and I encourage businesses and workers alike to review customized guidance there. We also know that businesses and workers may be wondering about the process for bringing...

 

Sanders Responds to House Democrats' New Coronavirus Legislation

BURLINGTON, May 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today regarding this week's coronavirus relief legislation developed by House Democrats: "Let me thank Speaker Pelosi for recognizing the enormity of the crisis we're facing and coming up with a number of proposals in the coronavirus bill she recently introduced to provide emergency relief to...

 

Red Lake Trading Post still has masks and meat is fully stocked with beef, chicken and pork

The Trading Post has masks, Clorox, hand sanitizer and more, although we are still experiencing many out of stocks from Supervalu. Our meat case is fully stocked with beef, chicken and pork. Thank you for shopping local!...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 15, 2020

Red Lake Lady Warriors win Section 8A Tournament with 64-54 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River - P49

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...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 15, 2020

Red Lake High School Graduation Ceremony to be held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 23, 2020 - P2

RED LAKE, MN - For weeks Red Lake High School staff have been working on a plan for this years 2020 graduation ceremony for seniors, but they have also had to modify it several times because of Governor Walz's peacetime state of emergency, which was extended for another 30 days on May 13, 2020. The plan, which was presented to...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 15, 2020

Looking Back to 2012 - Child Abuse Prevention Walk

Looking Back to 2012 - Child Abuse Prevention Walk...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 15, 2020

Looking Back to 2012 - Red Lake Girls Softball Vs. Laporte

Looking Back to 2012 - Red Lake Girls Softball Vs. Laporte...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 15, 2020

Looking Back to 2012 - Groundbreaking Ceremony for Red Lake Skatepark - P11

Looking Back to 2012 - Groundbreaking Ceremony for Red Lake Skatepark...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 15, 2020

Looking Back - Red Lake Police and Fire Department Honor Banquet - P6

Looking Back - Red Lake Police and Fire Department Honor Banquet...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 15, 2020

Looking Back to 2012: Red Lake Girls Softball vs. WHA - P6

Look Back to 2012: Red Lake Girls Softball vs. WHA...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 15, 2020

Looking Back: Red Lake Embassy Open House Minneapolis - P6

Looking Back: Red Lake Embassy Open House Minneapolis...

 

Indian Health Service Announces Expansion of Specialty Care in Billings Area

The Billings Area Indian Health Service is announcing the expansion of specialty care services, allowing local providers to refer patients to see a specialist via a virtual clinic appointment in areas such as behavioral health, heart care, kidney care, pain management, and more. “Telehealth is a way to safely provide care for patients in appropriate situations,” said Bryce...

 

We Might Have Gotten Remote Learning Wrong. We Can Still Fix This School Year

In my roles as a high school educator and as an Education Week teacher-advice blogger, I talk with a lot of educators, students, and parents in my local community of Sacramento, Calif., and throughout the United States. Based on those conversations and on my own experience over the past few weeks, I've begun to wonder if we might be going about this whole "distance learning"...

 

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