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Articles from the May 15, 2024 edition


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  • Caroline Vivian (Dorr) Hulett

    May 15, 2024

    Caroline Vivian (Dorr) Hulett April 29, 1940 ~ May 9, 2024 (age 84) Caroline Vivian Hulett of Mission, Minnesota, began her journey to the spirit world on May 9th, 2024. Caroline was born in Cass Lake, MN, to Jess & Christina Dorr. She grew up in Mission, MN. She attended school in Black duck, MN. She enjoyed being outdoors watching her family, cabin cleaning, gardening. She loved going on walks. She loved taking rides with her husband, going to the casino. She enjoyed her music, coffee & of...

  • James Roger Mitchell

    May 15, 2024

    James Roger Mitchell May 14, 1944 - May 13, 2024 Mashkode Inini, James R. Mitchell, age 79, passed away on May 13, 2024. Visitation will begin at 8 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation, with Ombishkebines officiating. Upcoming Events Visitation MAY 16. 8:00 PM (CT) District 1 Community Center 43646 Virgo Rd...

  • Guy E. McFatridge

    May 15, 2024

    Guy E. McFatridge May 22, 1962 - May 11, 2024 Guy Eldon McFatridge, Mizhakii Giizhig, was born on May 22, 1962, to John "Danny" and Elaine (DeFoe) McFatridge in Cloquet, Minnesota. He grew up in Cloquet and lived in South Dakota while attending Flandreau Indian School. He graduated in 1980. Following graduation Guy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from July 29, 1980, to September 24, 1980. After serving his country, Guy became a certified butcher and welder. He worked at a local meat...

  • Aric RedHorse

    May 15, 2024

    Aric RedHorse September 16, 1990 - May 9, 2024 Aric Michael RedHorse, 33, of Detroit Lakes, MN, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024. He departed peacefully while sightseeing in Wyoming. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, MN, on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. A potluck meal and fellowship will be held at the White Earth Community Center immediately following the funeral. Aric's...

  • Biden advances $1 billion in arms for Israel amid Rafah tensions

    May 15, 2024

    The Biden administration informally notified congressional committees Tuesday that it planned to move forward with more than $1 billion in weapons deals for Israel, said U.S. officials familiar with the matter, a major transfer of lethal aid that comes a week after the White House paused a single shipment of bombs because of concerns that a planned assault in southern Gaza could cause immense civilian casualties. The arms deals allow for the potential transfer of $700 million in tank...

  • Michael Cohen: 'Yes, I would like to see' Trump convicted

    May 15, 2024

    NEW YORK - Michael Cohen, the key witness against Donald Trump, conceded under cross-examination Tuesday that he would like to see the former president become a felon and that he feels compelled to go online almost every day to attack the man he once idolized. On Cohen's second day of testimony at Manhattan criminal court, the former Trump lawyer faced off against Todd Blanche, Trump's current lawyer. Blanche quickly tried to put Cohen on the defensive with questions aimed at showing that he...

  • Walmart will lay off hundreds of corporate workers, require others to relocate

    May 15, 2024

    Walmart will lay off hundreds of corporate staff and require the majority of employees working remotely or at a handful of off-site offices to relocate, the company announced Tuesday. Walmart is the largest employer in the country, with 1.6 million workers. The majority of employees work in stores or warehouses. Chief people officer Donna Morris said in an email to staff that the number of associates being laid off is "small in percentage" relative to the size of the company. The retail giant...

  • Driver charged with DUI manslaughter in farmworker bus crash

    May 15, 2024

    The Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday that the driver of a pickup truck was under the influence when he crashed into a bus carrying farmworkers, killing eight people and injuring 38 more. Bryan Maclean Howard was charged with eight counts of DUI manslaughter, after he allegedly sideswiped the bus while driving his 2001 Ford Ranger pickup truck earlier in the morning. Roger Waddell, a spokesman for Marion County, said eight of those transported to local hospitals are listed in critical...

  • 3M cuts dividend, ending long reign as a Dividend King

    May 15, 2024

    3M has officially ended its reign as one of a few Dividend Kings, a small class of companies that have consistently increased dividends for 50 years. On Tuesday, the Maplewood-based company declared a 70-cent quarterly payout, about half of the previous quarter's dividend. Investors expected the dividend cut after 3M spun off its health care business into a separate company, Solventum, in April. After offloading 25% of its revenue and earnings, 3M announced last month it would "reset" the...

  • Minnesota legislation targets health insurers' power to block medical care, medications

    May 15, 2024

    Health insurance companies would lose significant power over patients in Minnesota if lawmakers approve limits on the use of prior authorization for treatments and medications. The House voted to prevent prior authorization reviews of many treatments for cancer and mental disorders, and eliminate redundant reviews for chronically ill people with unchanged treatment needs. The Senate so far has favored a smaller package of reforms. Both chambers would extend existing limits on prior...

  • Southern Minnesota man pleads guilty for role in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

    May 15, 2024

    A Blue Earth, Minn., man pleaded guilty Tuesday to being at the front of the crowd with other supporters of then-President Donald Trump during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol more than three years ago. Paul Orta Jr., 35, entered his plea in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to civil disorder and aiding and abetting. A criminal complaint filed in November, laden with photographs, showed Orta tossing aside police barricades, rushing toward a line of officers and going...

  • Ellison sues real estate broker Chad Banken over alleged schemes involving contracts for deed

    May 15, 2024

    Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing a Twin Cities real estate broker of preying on Muslims and buyers with poor credit ratings with illegal and deceptive contracts for deed that concealed the cost and risks of the loan and balloon payments. In a written release, Ellison said that buying a home is complex and buyers need clear, accurate information. "But Chadwick Banken and the companies he owns took advantage of home buyers' trust and rigged the game from the start,"...

  • Red Lobster closes dozens of locations across the US just months after 'endless shrimp' losses

    May 15, 2024

    NEW YORK - Dozens of Red Lobster locations across the U.S. are on the chopping block. Restaurant liquidator TAGeX Brands announced this week that it would be auctioning off the equipment of over 50 Red Lobster locations that were recently closed as part of the seafood chain's "footprint rationalization." The locations span across more than 20 states - cutting back on Red Lobster's presence in cities like Denver, San Antonio, Indianapolis and Sacramento, California. It's unclear if Red Lobster...

  • Charges: Twin Cities firefighter was killed in furious crossfire between groups

    May 15, 2024

    The fatal shooting of a beloved Twin Cities firefighter occurred as two groups of people traded dozens of rounds of gunfire in a Minneapolis parking lot late at night, according to charges. Marquise Trevone Hammonds-Ford, 28, of Monticello was charged in Hennepin County District Court last week with first-degree riot resulting in death and two illegal gun possession counts in connection with the shooting of 40-year-old Joseph C. Johns on May 5 behind the former Whiskey Junction bar in the 900...

  • Hennepin County Board OKs $30K for sweat lodges at Plymouth corrections facility

    May 15, 2024

    Hennepin County will pay to build two sweat lodges at the Adult Corrections Facility in Plymouth for American Indian inmates who want to attend ceremonies. The County Board approved a $30,000 contract in April with American Indian OIC to construct the lodges and facilitate the sweat lodge ceremonies beginning this summer through the end of the year. Catherine "CJ" Johnson, Hennepin County's director of community corrections and rehabilitation, said the sweat lodges are a culturally specific way...

  • Former Missouri frat member pleads guilty in hazing that caused Eden Prairie student's brain damage

    May 15, 2024

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - A former member of a University of Missouri fraternity has pleaded guilty in the hazing of an Eden Prairie student that caused blindness and significant brain damage. Ryan P. Delanty of Manchester, Missouri, pleaded guilty Friday in Boone County to supplying liquor to a minor and misdemeanor hazing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend a six-month jail sentence followed by six months of house arrest. Sentencing is May 24....

  • Seneca Foods fined, faulted for major safety violation in Minnesota cannery worker's death

    May 15, 2024

    Seneca Foods has been slapped with a flagrant work safety violation in connection with the October death of a Minnesota cannery worker. Jose Luis Alvarado, who worked at Seneca Foods' plant in Montgomery, died after a stack of corncob-filled boxes collapsed and crushed him. The Minnesota Occupational Safety Administration cited Seneca for a "willful" safety violation in late March and fined the company $156,259, the maximum allowed. https://www.startribune.com/seneca-foods-mi...

  • There's a new COVID 'FLiRT' variant. What will that mean for spring and summer?

    May 15, 2024

    For most of this year, the JN.1 variant of the coronavirus accounted for an overwhelming majority of COVID-19 cases. But now an offshoot variant called KP.2 is taking off. The variant, which made up just 1% of cases in the United States in mid-March, now makes up more than one-quarter. KP.2 belongs to a subset of COVID variants that scientists have cheekily nicknamed "FLiRT," drawn from the letters in the names of their mutations. They are descendants of JN.1, and KP.2 is "very, very close" to...

  • FBI, Homeland Security warn of possible threats to LGBTQ events, including Pride Month activities

    May 15, 2024

    WASHINGTON - Foreign terrorist organizations or their supporters might target LGBTQ-related events and venues as part of June's Pride Month, federal agencies warned in a recent public announcement. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued the announcement May 10 to raise awareness of ''foreign terrorist organizations (FTOS) or their supporters potential targeting of LGBTQIA+-related events and venues." ''Foreign terrorist organizations or supporters may seek to exploit increased...

  • Red Lake Nation College's Mitchell Johnson Jr. pursues studies in history

    May 15, 2024

    As graduation season arrives each year, the Pioneer features one graduate from each college and high school in the coverage area. Associate's graduate Mitchell Johnson Jr. is this year's featured graduate from Red Lake Nation College, which will host its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the college. The Pioneer provided Johnson with a series of questions to answer: Why did you choose to attend Red Lake Nation College? I chose to attend RLNC because the school is based in...

  • Grand Portage Band and MnDOT to unveil Ojibwe-English road signs

    May 15, 2024

    The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are unveiling six dual-language English-Ojibwe signs along Highway 61 later this week in far northeastern Minnesota, to mark river crossings and the reservation boundary. Three of the river signs are outside the Grand Portage reservation, between the tribal community and the city of Grand Marais. It’s the first time MnDOT will post signs in an Indigenous language outside reservation boundaries. “It’s definitely a positive first step in recog...

  • Red Lake Police Department conducts narcotics search warrant in the Circle Pines area

    May 15, 2024

    On May 11, 2024 Red Lake ERT and investigators conducted a narcotics search warrant in the Circle Pines area in the Little Rock District. The following people were arrested for various charges to include possession with intent to sell. Shawn May Lucinda Ryan (2) other females were also arrested for other charges. Both methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized. If you have any information on possible narcotics use/sales, please contact the Red Lake Narcotics tip line at: 218-67...

  • Adult-Use Cannabis Act: Automatic expungement of BCA records complete

    May 15, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Criminal history records that qualify for automatic expungement under the Adult-Use Cannabis Act are no longer visible to the public in the Minnesota Criminal History System (CHS). The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has expunged (also referred to as sealing) 57,780 records in CHS almost three months ahead of schedule. The Minnesota Judicial Branch determined that 213 records should not be expunged. Since the Adult-Use Cannabis Act became law on Aug. 1, 2023, the BCA has worked to i...

  • BSU graduation hosts largest-ever class of Indigenous nursing students

    May 15, 2024

    BEMIDJI - Bemidji State University recently celebrated its 105th commencement, and among its mortar boards, tassels and gowns, graduating students are blazing new paths forward for themselves and their families. Nine students from Niganawenimaanaanig graduated this year, which officials said is the largest number of those in the program to graduate together. Niganawenimaanaanig is Ojibwe for "We Take Care of Them." At the basic level, the program provides scholarships and stipends for...

  • Red Lake Tribal Election Voting Sites for 4 District Representatives

    Red Lake Tribal Election Voting Sites for 4 District Representatives Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 8 AM - 8 PM...

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