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Patsy Ann Spears

Patsy Ann Spears February 21, 1956 - May 13, 2020 Patsy Ann Spears, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by her family. Patsy was born In Red Lake, Minnesota, on February 21, 1956, to Albert and Alice (Bedeau) Spears. She grew up in Red Lake and attended Red Lake High School,...

 

'Stay Safe MN' order: What you're allowed to do and what's reopening Monday

(FOX 9) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is letting the state’s current stay-at-home order expire on Monday, May 18 and replacing it with a new order, dubbed "Stay Safe MN", that will allow more flexibility and social interaction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what exactly does that mean? What activities are we now allowed to do? Here’s a breakdown. https://ww...

 

Minnesota grapples with promise of COVID-19 drug in limited supply, unknown cost

This round of medication is on the house. The next one will be, too. But eventually, California's Gilead Sciences will start charging Americans for remdesivir, the drug that recently became the only therapeutic agent shown to cut down the recovery from COVID-19. https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-grapples-...

 

'Flurry of negotiations' on Minnesota Legislature's final day

State lawmakers remained locked in negotiations over a major infrastructure package Sunday evening as they rushed toward the end of a legislative session dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. The potential billion dollar-plus bonding bill - along with a few other unresolved spending and tax issues - could still be hammered out...

 

Cyber exploitation of kids surges under quarantine

Under the pandemic, law enforcement has seen a surge in reports of sexual crimes against minors online, driven by quarantined kids - and predators - spending more time in front of screens. In March and April, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has counted more than 1,000 complaints involving child pornography or...

 

Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks

President Donald Trump's idea of golf getting back to normal is having thousands of fans who aren't wearing masks in attendance and "practically standing on top of each other." Trump joined the NBC broadcast Sunday of "TaylorMade Driving Relief," a Skins game involving Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and...

 

Minnesota DVS offices try license renewals by appointment

Most state-run Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) offices closed during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, and that has created angst for thousands of drivers whose licenses have expired in recent weeks - or will soon. Take a deep breath and relax; services are resuming this week. But there is no need to rush to the nearest deputy...

 

Bonding bill in limbo as Minnesota lawmakers race toward deadline

A $2 billion bonding bill failed on the House floor Saturday, casting doubt on whether the divided Minnesota Legislature can strike deals on a massive package of construction projects and other key initiatives with just hours remaining in the regular legislative session. The bill failed on a 75-58 vote, missing the three-fifths...

 

Minnesota's Red Lake Nation to vote on medical marijuana May 20

RED LAKE, Minn. - Members of northern Minnesota's Red Lake Nation will vote Wednesday, May 20, on whether to allow medical cannabis within the nation's bounds. Members of the Chippewa Cannabis Party hope that its passage will lead to full recreational legalization, according to cannabis advocate Kevin Jones Jr....

 

Foster parents arrested in child death investigation

GRAND FORKS -- Tammy Longie, 45, and her husband, 42-year old Erich Longie, were arrested by the FBI Friday night, May 15, in regard to an investigation into the death of a child on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota. The couple is being held at the Grand Forks County Jail. No charges are listed with their booking...

 

Annual bridge maintenance work begins in northwest Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling in northwest Minnesota can expect short term delays and lane shifts on area bridges beginning May 18 as MnDOT crews begin annual maintenance work. Motorists can expect traffic impacts and vehicle restrictions at the following locations: Monday, May 18 • Hwy 2- Kennedy Bridge, East Grand Forks o Single lane of traffic in each direction o...

 

House Passes Latest COVID-19 Bill with $64 Million for UIOs, 100% FMAP for UIOs for 1 Year, VA-IHS Fix for UIOs, and Third Party Relief Fund

Washington, DC (May 15, 2020) – Today, the House of Representatives passed the latest iteration of COVID-19 legislation, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. This new stimulus bill totals over $3 trillion and includes additional state and local government funding, additional health care funding, and another round of direct payments to...

 

Peterson Statement on Passage of the HEROES Act

Washington DC – Representative Collin Peterson released the following statement after the House today approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act on a vote of 208-199. Peterson voted in favor of the legislation. “The Coronavirus has shuttered businesses, upended the agriculture supply chain, and disrupted the lives of families...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 18, 2020

Red Lake Lady Warriors win Section 8A Tournament with 64-54 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River - P50

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 18, 2020

Looking Back to 2012 - Child Abuse Prevention Walk - P2

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 18, 2020

Looking Back to 2012 - Red Lake Girls Softball Vs. Laporte - P2

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 18, 2020

Looking Back - Red Lake Police and Fire Department Honor Banquet - P7

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 18, 2020

Looking Back to 2012: Red Lake Girls Softball vs. WHA - P7

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 18, 2020

Looking Back: Red Lake Embassy Open House Minneapolis - P7

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

 

Trump's covid-19 inaction killed Americans. Here's a counter that shows how many.

(This editorial first appeared in The Washington Post.) The National Debt Clock hangs above New York City’s Avenue of the Americas as a persistent reminder of a clear message: The United States is recklessly living beyond its means, and this will have grave future consequences. In the same symbolic spirit, it is time for the establishment of a national “death clock” to...

 

Phoenix Indian Center Delivers Truckloads of Donations to Navajo Nation

Phoenix, AZ – Three semi-trucks of full of much-needed supplies for communities ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic were delivered today to the Navajo Nation. Through efforts coordinated by the Phoenix Indian Center, and with the support from hundreds of Valley residents and dozens of businesses, the organization was able to collect bottled water, cleaning supplies, nonperishabl...

 

STATEMENT FROM REP. GROSSELL ON END OF STAY AT HOME ORDER

CLEARBROOK — State Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Walz's announcement extending his unilateral, unchecked authority and lifting the state's Stay at Home order effective Monday, while churches, restaurants, and other businesses remain closed for the coming weeks. "I continue to receive a barrage of calls and texts...

 

Sanders, Gillibrand, Booker, Warren, Markey, Merkley, Harris Introduce Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act

WASHINGTON, May 15 – Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act to eliminate all out-of pocket health costs for every person in America during the COVID-19 crisis. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)...

 

BIE Director Announces Haskell Indian Nations University President

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Tony L. Dearman announced the selection of Dr. Ronald J. Graham as the new president at Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell). “We are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Graham as Haskell President,” said Director Dearman. “Dr. Graham comes with tremendous skills and abilities not only...

 

Cultural and Faith Communities COVID-19 Update

Requests for Services for Contracts with Diverse Media Vendors and Community-based Organization for COVID-19 Communications and Outreach The Minnesota Department of Health plans to issue two Requests for Services on Monday, May 25. 1. Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications This Request for Services will ask vendors to propose a plan for media services to help MDH in...

 

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