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Gov. Mark Dayton relents on gas tax; House GOP still says no

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton offered to abandon his long-sought proposal to raise the gas tax Monday, instead recommending a steep increase in license tab fees and dipping into government coffers to pay for $600 million per year in road and bridge improvements. “Compromise requires us to agree to things we don’t agree with,” Dayton said. “That is the only way to pass a...

 

'Hostile' social media intensifies sting of parents' beefs about high school coaches

Parental grumbling about high school coaches is getting louder and more disruptive, fueled by growing use of Facebook and Twitter to spread displeasure with decisions as basic as about who plays and who starts. Two longtime coaches who resigned last month both blamed, in part, parents using social media to amplify their vitriol. Coaches who counsel their players on the...

 

Endless TSA lines leave dozens stranded overnight at O'Hare

CHICAGO – Marathon security lines over the weekend stranded dozens of people overnight at O'Hare International Airport because of missed flights, as a TSA staffing shortage continues to plague travelers nationwide. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines were more than two hours long Sunday, causing 450 people to miss their flights, according to American Airlines...

 

Twin Cities woman admits faking ex-husband's death, collecting $2M

A Twin Cities woman admitted Monday that she staged her ex-husband's death to collect $2 million in insurance money as part of a scheme stretching into Eastern Europe and back to a Minneapolis cemetery, where ashes that were not his were interred behind a stone tile bearing his name. Irina Vorotinov, 49, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis to mail...

 

Knockout punch at Mille Lacs resort kills Twin Cities man; suspect charged

A late-night confrontation between two Twin Cities men outside a Lake Mille Lacs resort left one of them dead from a punch to the head and the other jailed on numerous felony counts filed Monday, authorities said. The clash occurred at the outset of the annual Minnesota fishing opener about 1 a.m. Saturday outside Nitti's Hunters Point Resort on the lake's eastern shore,...

 

Minnesota is the first state to require foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders

For years, Mary Ann Holman-Turner was puzzled by the erratic behavior of her foster child Emmanuel, whom she nicknames "Man-man." Without apparent reason, he would hurl objects, slam doors and lie awake most of the night. In preschool, he had trouble sitting still and was unable to color inside the lines. Doctors wrongly diagnosed him with attention deficit hyperactivity...

 

At Minneapolis Fed, economists see risks in big banks but reject breakup strategy

At the end of a daylong discussion on how the largest American banks might be allowed to fail in an orderly way if they ever face a crisis like the one in 2008, Neel Kashkari said he was reminded of "Star Wars." He called the new rules governing bank resolution a "very clever, delicate mousetrap" and then likened them to the plan the Rebels in the "Star Wars" stories came up...

 

1st US penis transplant could bring hope to maimed soldiers

BOSTON — A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the nation's first penis transplant, a groundbreaking operation that may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs. In a case that represents the latest frontier in the growing field of reconstructive transplants, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, is faring well after the...

 

Stay or Leave? Attiwapiskat teens face grim choice

It is a sombre tale of two worlds. In April, 2016, 400,000 Ontario teens awaited letters of acceptance from colleges and universities, which would signal their transition from adolescence into adulthood. That same month, in Attiwapiskat, Ont., Chief Bruce Shisheesh watched helplessly as 13 teenagers made a "suicide pact" and attempted to end their own lives....

 

LaRose,' by Louise Erdrich

There was a 10-year stretch — roughly 1975 to 1985 — when the landscape of American literature was illumined and enriched and transformed forever. The words “identity politics,” accompanied by the de rigueur curled lip, had not yet been introduced into the cultural conversation by those who saw themselves as the preservers of civilization, and “feminist” was not...

 

Wisconsin Indian tribe: We won't plant any more hemp - for now

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The leader of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin says it won’t plant a new crop of industrial hemp until a federal judge resolves the tribe’s lawsuit against the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Chairwoman Joan Delabreau says the DEA raid last fall that destroyed the tribe’s first crop has cost the Menominee millions of dollars and...

 

American Indians are less likely to claim identification with major American political parties

Much has been written recently about the partisan preferences of Hispanics and Asians, but the political orientations of Native Americans are less well understood. In new research, Jeffrey Koch uses national election study data to examine how Native Americans identify with political parties. He find that, for the most part, Native Americans are less likely to identify with a...

 

2 counts dismissed in Navajo case against Urban Outfitters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed two counts in a lawsuit the Navajo Nation filed against clothing retailer Urban Outfitters Inc. U.S. District Judge Bruce Black in New Mexico says the tribe didn't show that the "Navajo" mark is famous. http://www.kob.com/us-news/2-counts-dismissed-in-navajo-case-against-urban-outfitters/4139727/?cat=6...

 

Former tribal council delegate faces sentencing

FARMINGTON — A former Navajo Nation Council delegate found guilty of personal use of discretionary fund money intended for tribal members in financial distress will be sentenced today in Window Rock, Ariz. Mel R. Begay is scheduled for sentencing at 11 a.m. in Window Rock District Court. A six-member jury found the former tribal lawmaker guilty in March of one count of...

 

Navajo President Calls For More Native Officers In Border Towns

Department of Public Safety authorities said on March 27, Winslow police officer Austin Shipley responded to a report of shoplifting at a local convenience store. When Shipley tried to arrest Loreal Tsingine, she threatened him with scissors, police said. Shipley then fired five shots at Tsingine, killing her. “She didn’t deserve to be shot down five times,” said...

 

Protesters on horseback halt vote on alcohol sales on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

LINCOLN — The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will remain officially dry after a vote to allow alcohol sales was called off at the last minute. Residents of the reservation, in southern South Dakota bordering Nebraska, were poised to vote today. But the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, in the face of protesters on horseback, voted 9-4 late Monday afternoon to halt the election....

 

Hunt ramps up for 3 men missing on South Dakota reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities and volunteers are beginning their second week of searching for three missing men on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Juan Lamont, 24, Tevin Tyon, 21, and Tyrell Wilson, 23, were last seen in Pine Ridge on May 7. The Oglala Sioux Tribe declared a state of emergency four days later, and authorities issued a multistate missing...

 

How a troubled Nunavut teen escaped police custody and took his own life

After complaining for hours about a problem with the heat in his RCMP cell, Tommy Anguilianuk — a troubled young man with a history of suicidal thoughts — convinced a detachment guard to not only release him, but also lend him his shoes and a parka. The circumstances leading to Anguilianuk's death early on the morning of Jan. 21, 2013, were laid bare for members of a...

 

60% of First Nation children on reserve live in poverty, institute says

Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-Aboriginal kids, according to new findings released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study, which delves into poverty rates on reserves and in the territories as measured by income, documents the dire conditions being experienced by status First Nations children,...

 

More Quebec Indigenous women break their silence about police abuse

As an investigation into alleged physical and sexual abuse of Aboriginal women at the hands of police in Val d'Or expands, more Aboriginal women have come forward with similar allegations of abuse involving Sûreté du Québec officers in communities across the province. The allegations come in the wake of an investigative report from Radio-Canada's Enquête that first aired...

 

Creating a digital career path for Native Americans

Native American contributions to U.S. national security hasn’t been widely appreciated. The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II played an amazing role in helping the U.S. and its allies achieve victory. Today, more than 22,000 Native Americans serve in the armed forces and have the highest per capita serving in the military of any ethnic group protecting the homeland....

 

Will Portland elect Oregon's first Native American lawmaker?

North Portland voters are about to choose their next democratic legislator for the hotly contested District 43. Their choice is between two highly qualified women of color – Tawna Sanchez, and Roberta Phillip-Roberts. Sanchez is a social worker with deep roots in the community, and if she is the winner on Tuesday, she will become the first Native American in the Oregon...

 

Altercation between officer, Indigenous girl prompts concerns about police treatment of First Nations

Video showing an altercation between an Ontario Provincial Police officer and a 14-year-old Grassy Narrows First Nation girl weeks before her death shows a need for improved relations between police and Indigenous people, a Winnipeg professor says. Azraya Kokopenace was found dead April 17, two days after OPP dropped the teen off at a hospital in Kenora, Ont. She disappeared...

 

Emergency In Rosebud

The emergency room on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has been closed for five months, forcing residents to travel up to 60 miles to be treated. What it would take to open the emergency room, tonight on KDLT News at 10. http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/tonight-on-kdlt-news-at-10-emergency-in-rosebud/39568056...

 

5 years on: Lake St. Martin evacuees 'devastated' and displaced

Five years after flood waters washed out Lake St Martin First Nation, the chief says it's frustrating more than 1,000 community members are still displaced from their homes. The province diverted flood water bound for Winnipeg to the north in 2011. As a result, most of the First Nation was taken out by the water. And while the community is in the process of rebuilding, Chief...

 

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