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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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Davetta Marie Sam

Davetta Marie Sam March 11, 1965 - May 15, 2020 Davetta Marie Sam, 55, of Nett Lake, MN passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. A private family service will be held at Davetta's home in Nett Lake. Wake will start at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2020, and Traditional Native Service will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 23, 2020....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 21, 2020

Smith, Cobenais and Martin win their District Representative Seats; Pemberton and Donnell will be in a Runoff for Redby District

RED LAKE, MN - On May 20, 2020, Red Lake Tribal Elections were held to fill 4-Seats on the Red Lake Tribal Council, one in each district of Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah and Little Rock. Fourteen Red Lake Band of Chippewa members filed for these seats in March 2020, with all seats 4-year terms of office. Winning with 55% of the vote...

 

Outdoor dining in Minnesota OK'd for June 1

Bars and restaurants in Minnesota can open June 1 for outdoor service under a revised COVID-19 response strategy announced by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday that also allows for limited reopening of hair salons and campgrounds. While COVID-19 remains a growing concern - causing 777 deaths and 17,670 lab-confirmed infections so far...

 

Botched COVID-19 testing at a St. Paul nursing home elicits anger, apologies

A Minnesota National Guard unit botched COVID-19 testing for 300 residents and staff members at a St. Paul nursing home Monday, leaving many with pain, discomfort and bloody noses. In what one health official acknowledged was "a disaster," the test samples from Episcopal Church Home were later ruined because they were not...

 

Catholic, some Lutheran churches defy state order to limit worshipers

Minnesota's Catholic Church and a conservative Lutheran denomination said Wednesday they'll resume worship services next week in defiance of Gov. Tim Walz's executive order limiting religious services to 10 people. The Minnesota Catholic Conference and the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Minnesota sent separate...

 

Monkeys respond well in vaccine experiment, offering hope for humans

A prototype vaccine has protected monkeys from the coronavirus, researchers reported Wednesday, a finding that offers new hope for effective human vaccines. Scientists are already testing coronavirus vaccines in people, but the initial trials are designed to determine safety, not how well a vaccine works. The research published...

 

Governor Tim Walz allows youth activities in small groups, but USA Cup in soccer canceled

As youth and recreational sports in Minnesota on Wednesday took a small step toward eventually returning, the news also came that the nation's largest youth soccer tournament held annually in Blaine was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. Certain youth and recreational activities can go on with "guidance'' and with groups...

 

NCAA approves return to campus for voluntary activities on June 1, but Gophers might wait longer

The NCAA voted Wednesday to allow football, and men's and women's basketball teams to return to campuses for voluntary activities starting June 1, but the Gophers and other teams might wait longer. Individual schools will have to work within state government guidelines and overall campus policies to determine when and how to...

 

Target sees biggest sales jump in 15 years, but profits take a big hit

Target had its largest increase in sales in 15 years as millions of Americans turned to the Minneapolis-based retailer to buy essential items - often online - as COVID-19 took hold in the U.S. However, profits were down as customers' buying habits changed during the pandemic, dramatically shifting several times in the past few...

 

WHO: Trump cut to US funds would hit world's most vulnerable

GENEVA - The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that any end to sizable U.S. funding for the U.N. health agency will have a "major implication for delivering essential health services to the most vulnerable people in the world." Michael Ryan was responding to questions from reporters about a...

 

Cyclone batters India and Bangladesh coasts, millions flee

NEW DELHI - A powerful cyclone plowed inland on Wednesday after crashing into the coasts of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, was packing sustained winds of...

 

Slow U.S. response to virus led to at least 36,000 deaths, model shows

If the United States had begun imposing social distancing measures one week earlier than it did in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the coronavirus outbreak, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers. And if the country had begun locking down cities and limiting social contact on...

 

Sanford Health relaxes some visitor restrictions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford Health is loosening its restrictions on visitors, put in place to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The health system's new policy, effective Wednesday, May 20, allows one adult visitor with each patient at hospitals and clinics, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. https://www.info...

 
 By Hannah Olson    Features    May 21, 2020

Area schools plan graduation celebrations

Local schools have been forced to think outside the box when it comes to celebrating the Class of 2020 due to recent state health guidelines, which caution against holding traditional commencement ceremonies. Here are what area schools are doing to celebrate graduates in the upcoming weeks: Bemidji High School Bemidji High School graduation will take place on Saturday, May 23....

 
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A MESSAGE FROM RED LAKE TRADING POST

Dear Community, Thank you for your cooperation during the upgrade processes on the gas pump. Credit and debit cards are now working again at the Trading Post. Vendors are still working on the software for the C-Store, therefore, credit/debit cards are not working at this location....

 

Governor Walz Announces Plans for Outdoor Dining, Limited Occupancy Salons

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the phases in his Stay Safe Plan, including a cautious, strategic turn of the dial to allow limited outdoor dining at restaurants and bars starting June 1, 2020. The Governor also announced that salons and barbershops will be allowed to open June 1 at 25 percent occupancy to ensure the safety of both the employees and the cus...

 

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Reduces Tuition 10% for the 2020-2021 School Year

SANTA FE, NM - May 20. 2020 - IAIA announced today a 10% decrease in tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, IAIA has made this decrease to make it easier for students to continue their education towards an Associate's or Bachelor's degree. For those current and potential students who may...

 

Minnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) sent a letter and more than 1,500 signatures on a petition to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz regarding the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter, which requires all hospitals in Minnesota to submit detailed Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to...

 

REP. GROSSELL STATEMENT ON GOV. WALZ REOPENING GUIDANCE

CLEARBROOK — State Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Walz's announcement about his inconsistent, overreaching reopening guidelines that continue to control many businesses and churches from fully operating even after June 1. "The announcements today by the governor show exactly why he needs to stop acting like a 'king'...

 

Road construction on Highway 200 southeast of Laporte begins June 1

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists can expect a detour on Highway 200 southeast of Laporte beginning June 1 as crews reconstruct and raise the highway grade between Hubbard County Road’s 45 and 30. Motorists can detour south onto Highway 64, Highway 34 and Highway 371, or north onto Hubbard County Road 45, Hubbard County Road 16/Cass County Road 21 and Highway 371. This area of...

 

Red Lake Kindergarten Class of 2020 Distance Graduation held at RLES - P2

Red Lake Kindergarten Class of 2020 Distance Graduation held at RLES Kindergarten Grads 2020 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVmM8VR87S4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2lFnmBWO9mMNfjYiRxFGz5zRpW8U7hbui63KT-LhMWKq3WkdXLLvjlA Photographs by members of the community....

 

Retirement Parade held for Robert Pemberton Sr. by Red Lake School Staff - P2

A surprise Retirement Parade was held for Robert Pemberton Sr. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rob is retiring this month after 43 years in the District. Under normal circumstances Pemberton would have been honored during the RLHS 2020 Graduation Ceremony, but with the restricted guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Education,...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 21, 2020

Red Lake Lady Warriors win Section 8A Tournament with 64-54 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River - P53

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 21, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Red Lake High School Prom - P3

Looking Back to 2013 - Red Lake High School Prom...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 21, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Spring Band Concert - P3

Looking Back to 2013 - Spring Band Concert...

 

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